There is an abundance of network video technologies available in the market from analogue to mega pixel video surveillance. As a common practice among vendors, designing a bigger video security network is dependent on increasing the number of cameras. But with the latest technologies now available one can easily design a system with larger resolutions and lesser number of cameras, consequently, decreasing the overall costs of operation and maintenance.

Before designing any cctv video surveillance system it is imperative to have a proper site survey done through pixel count technique in order to determine the appropriate product which could provide sufficient pixels for facial recognition at any given distance. Managing and storage of the video stream with a quality DVR is another essential part of a video surveillance system which can be installed on-site or off-site depending on the nature of project. With latest Wi-Fi enabled products end to end connectivity can also be achieved wirelessly with point to point, point to multi point and mesh sort of networks, which removes the apprehension of cable damaging and heavy civil works like digging and trenching in outdoors. The only drawback of a wirelessly connected cctv network system is the high consumption of bandwidth by the cameras therefore wireless cctv cameras are almost always preferred for an in-doors installation.  

All the major brands of cctv surveillance technologies are represented in Pakistan through their authorized representatives including

  • LG
  • ARECONT
  • AXIS
  • BRICKCOM
  • PELCO
  • BENTEL
  • GKB
  • D-MAX
  • K-PRO TECH
  • HIKVISION
  • VIVOTEK
  • ACTi
  • ANVIZ
  • SONY
  • SAMSUNG
  • EVERFOCUS
  • AVTECH
A typical CCTV Security System for a 500 to 600 square yards house could cost around Rs. 55,000 complete with installation. This would include
 
  • 4 CCTV Cameras including two 2 mega pixel (4 mm) bullet outdoor cctv cameras (estimated cost Rs. 10,000) and two 2 mega pixel (2.8 mm) dome cameras for indoors (estimated cost Rs. 10,400). These cameras have an effective optical range of 5 meters and a resolution 1920×1080. The most popular and reliable brands available are HikVision and Samsung. 
  • 4 Channel NVR with built-in PoE (estimate cost Rs. 15,500).
  • 1 TB hard disk drive engineered specifically for surveillance security system (estimated cost Rs. 7,200), 
  • UTP CAT-6 high quality copper cable and RJ-45 CAT 5e connectors (estimated cost Rs. 7,000).
  • Installation and configuration cost Rs. 5,000.

For a bigger site of 1000 to 1200 square yards could cost around Rs. 85,000 complete with installation. This would include

  • 8 CCTV Cameras including four 2 mega pixel (4 mm) bullet outdoor cctv cameras (estimated cost Rs. 20,000), four 2 mega pixel (2.8 mm) dome cameras for indoors (estimated cost Rs. 20,800). These cameras have an effective optical range of 5 meters and a resolution 1920×1080. The most popular and reliable brands available are HikVision and Samsung. 
  • 8 Channel NVR with built-in PoE (estimate cost Rs. 20,500), 
  • 1 TB hard disk drive engineered specifically for surveillance security system (estimated cost Rs. 7,200), 
  • UTP CAT-6 high quality copper cable and RJ-45 CAT 5e connectors (estimated cost Rs. 7,000).
  • Installation and configuration cost Rs. 10,000. 

If you are a looking for installing a cctv video surveillance network in your home or office it is important to engage with the right vendor who can successfully fulfill your requirements with the best possible products and in minimum price. It is also important to select a vendor with a professional after sales infrastructure which can be called upon in time for any sort of emergency. A good place to start would be to look for cctv vendors in your city in your local Yellow Pages directory. Lookup.pk provides hundreds of listings of CCTV Camera Systems dealers and distributors in Lahore with independent reviews, vendor profiles, product descriptions and site installation details.