This doesn't mean you have to watch your security camera feeds for 24 hours. A lot of advanced security packages provide instant message alerts when motion or heat is detected. This is almost like having a 24 hour security guard watch your premises.

The next camera is the Nanny Cam or Hidden Spy Camera. This is a small CCTV camera inside a common object such as a clock, radio, mirror or sign that someone would expect to find in a room. Also the object that the camera is located inside of is fully functional, to help with disguising the camera. A hidden camera can be wired, wireless or self-contained with its own DVR internally inside of the object. The least expensive is the wired camera and it can be wired through a security DVR to your computer or to your router and the Internet. The wireless version can also be connected to your computer or the internet. A self-contained or hidden camera with internal DVR can easily be moved from location to location and it records on a memory card for later viewing. Hidden spy cameras can usually be set by the DVR for motion detection to save recording space. When buying your camera you can choose between a color or black and white camera and day or night lens.

The CCTV camera has certainly been able to generate a lot of publicity for itself during the recent years. Many recent trends are beginning when it comes to spy and surveillance gadgets. A lot of people have actually taken a good deal of interest in these CCTV cameras which are often described as the camera in a light bulb. These CCTV cameras can be easily screwed onto any light socket because the inside of the CCTV camera is a highly sophisticated low-light monochrome camera.

Cat5 cable can help produce excellent results over long cable runs but they will only do this with the addition of a CCTV balun.

This results in arrange of different advantages for businesses and individuals and has few drawbacks. First of all, as the term 'wireless' denotes, IP CCTV means that you have far fewer cables and wires to deal with. This is very useful as having lots of wires and cables is not only unsightly but is also disorganised and can be damaging to the devices. Normally with CCTV you would be limited in where you could place your cameras by where the wiring could be done, however with the IP CCTV this is unnecessary and the devices will simply attach wherever you need them with no set up. This means far less money and time spent hollowing out walls to be able to run cables through them, and also means that you aren't restricted by things such as light switches or the desire to place your cameras really high up. While the cost of the IP CCTV might be slightly higher then when compared with traditional CCTV, this is reflected in the fact that there will be less cabling to do and fewer wires to be fixed down the line. This then demonstrates how IP CCTV is a good investment and will start paying for itself almost immediately after installation.