FAQs: Video Surveillance

Q: Do you have residential systems?

A: Yes, today's color cameras are wireless and can send signals to a receiver up to 100 feet away and can be recorded on a home video recorder.

Q: Are the residential systems affordable?

A: A single camera system can be installed for under $450.00.

Q: Does Sievers Company install commercial video surveillance systems?

A: We sell, install and service small retail and large industrial complexes. The systems available today record digitally for instant retrieval on site, across a LAN, remotely via WAN, ISDN, and standard dial up telephone lines. A retail store owner can call in from their home, wireless laptop or from anywhere via a dedicated receiver or with software from any PC with a modem and silently listen in and view live video. Call us at 1-866-SIEVERS to find out more about this exciting technology!

Q: Can video be viewed at a later date?

A: Yes, you can review previously recorded video at the same time a current video is being recorded. You can send video clips or pictures via e-mail. Storage times vary - the standard is 150 days and can be extended up to over 1000 days of video storage!

Q: Can more than one camera be recorded at a time?

A: Yes, standard receiver units are 4, 8, and 16 camera inputs. You can stack these units and via a LAN watch all, selected cameras, or only one camera at a time.

Q: Do I need special lightning?

A: No, new cameras see better in the dark than we do! Black and white cameras used to have an edge for low light viewing, but now color cameras switch to black and white automatically if the lighted scene is too dark. Call us at 1-866-SIEVERS or visit our contact page to get more information.

Q: Can I control the camera positions?

A: The camera domes have built in units that pan, tilt, zoom, and focus via PC software! Imagine... from any PC anywhere in the world you can aim any one of your cameras and zoom in to view a specific location. The dome units via software can be programmed for tour duty... this means they automatically pan, tilt and stop for a pre-determined time, zoom in and record, then move to view another pre-programmed site. An example is a camera to view the back door and zoom in for 1 minute then go to a overhead door then to a gate.

Q: Are covert cameras small?

A: Yes, they are as small as a dime, and can be disguised as security motion sensors, smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, one way mirrors, clocks, exit signs, in telephones, in speakers, or wherever your imagination can take you.

Q: Why color over black and white cameras?

A: Color cameras are only 25% more costly than black and white cameras. The small cost difference is offset by a great increase in savings when the perpetrator is captured more often with the stolen goods. The reason the perpetrator is caught more often with a color camera is because it's easier to spot someone with a description of the color of the perpetrator's shirt or coat and/or car. Call the Sievers closed-circuit TV experts at 1-866-SIEVERS.