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Video Surveillance - Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between your systems and one I can put in myself?

Having a Video Surveillance / CCTV system is only as good as the quality of the recorded images and the ease at which you can access them. The quality of the recorder and camera equipment and just as importantly the installation of the equipment will determine the quality and effectiveness of the results and whether the images are able to used for identification.

With the ever-increasing rate of technology, there are a lot of do-it-yourself camera systems in the market. Many of these "off-the-shelf" systems have cheap conversion components and basic software giving poor results, and no backup service to rectify any issues.

I have an old time lapse recorder, what are the benefits to changing to digital?

Digital Video Recorders have many advantages over the Time Lapse VCRs that were in common use. There are significant ongoing savings to be enjoyed in servicing, maintenance and operational costs. The overall cost of ownership is lower.

Most important however is the increased image quality, ease of use, security and labour savings.

  • No tapes to purchase and replace.
  • No tapes to change daily.
  • No hassles searching through tapes for an event (just select the date, the time and click)
  • Further time saved reviewing as the DVR will only record activity.
  • Convenient and labour saving.
  • Quad and zoom functions are standard.
  • A network card is included to enable system expansion.
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Nelson Alarms is proud to belong to the New Zealand Security Association, Fire Protection Association, Electrical Contractors of New Zealand, and have factory certified Technicians in both InnerRange and Cardax systems.

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Nelson Alarms is the leading security installation company in the Nelson region. We are a locally owned and operated business.  Quality, reliability and total customer satisfaction are the cornerstones of what we stand for.

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ph. 03 548 6686

Address:  36 Parkers Road, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011
Postal address:  PO Box 2145, Stoke, Nelson 7041