For Greater Clarity and Reliability
Most people are quite happy to view the cameras on their mobile phones, laptops, or computers. And in some applications for homes, they may connect the NVR to the home TV where they can view good quality images from the comfort of their living room.
But if your application is for a commercial or industrial complex, the normal TV cannot do the job. In such applications, the monitor is expected to be switched on 24×7. And you will need a monitor that is designed to work round the clock and also to withstand the heat that would be generated. (Click here for a comparison of CCTV Monitor with standard LCD Monitor)
CCTV Monitors are built specifically to display images continuously 24×7 and to operate under robust conditions. While its cost may cost more than the standard home TV, it is built to last much longer. And for the security monitoring room, you cannot afford to keep replacing monitors as its pixel died.
But what do we look at in shopping for a CCTV monitor besides its size and price?
Where possible, it is best to choose an LED instead of an LCD panel. The LED panel uses less power and it is cheaper to run than a similar size LCD TV. And if you are having an array of TVs, the running cost is going to be significant. An LED monitor uses up to 46% less power.
Security monitoring rooms are notoriously crowded and packed. The heat generated by monitors, recorders, and all other equipment 24×7 can drastically reduce the life of electrical devices. To combat this, where possible, look for ventilation and where monitors are concerned, it is good to find one that comes with an external PSU.
CCTV Monitors are usually connected to a feed from a surveillance video recorder. Systems can be future-proofed by using a monitor with multiple inputs like HDMI, DVI, VGA, and BNC.
Select the resolution that matches your devices. For example, if you have 8MP cameras, you should be looking at 4K screens. Otherwise, you will not be able to tap on the full features of the 8MP cameras.