SEM Security Systems
a division of Southeast Mobility
View Screens or Monitors
There's not a lot to say here. If you are reading this on a computer screen or web
enabled TV then you are familiar with the various factors to be considered in video
Some DVR's provide only one monitor output and may be compatible with a VGA
computer monitor, such as the one that you are probably reading this on. Others
have HDMI outputs for attaching to higher end computer monitors or high definition
Once more, you typically get what you pay for. Don't spend a bundle on your
CCTV system only to marry it to a poor quality monitor. Monitors have come down
so far in price in recent years that you can usually find a very good quality video
monitor at a price that you can afford.
What size monitor do you need? First factor that comes to mind is how many
cameras does your DVR support. If it's a 4 port DVR then a 17" monitor would
probably suffice, although I'd probably recommend a 21. But if your DVR is a 32
port and you hook it up to a 17" monitor, each cameras video is going to be about
the size of a postage stamp, you need a bigger monitor.
As has been repeated several times, the monitor and all the other components of
your CCTV system need to be matched so that you get the maximum performance
possible so there are no specific recommendations for the monitor. Give us a call
and let us look at your overall requirements and then we'll put together a system
that will fill those needs.