Surveillance

About Surveillance

State-of-the-art security and surveillance camera solutions in South Africa

IP Surveillance has transformed into a multi-faceted discipline that encompasses home, office and business premises and the safety of mines, hospitals, farms, livestock, land, and much more. IP surveillance is the digital evolution of closed-circuit television (CCTV), where an IP camera records video footage and distributes the content over an IP (Internet protocol) network.

This page is intended to clarify the most frequently asked questions and guide you towards a surveillance solution that suits your desired application. We offer an extensive range of IP cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), doorbell cameras and terminals to complete an end-to-end surveillance system.

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Surveillance FAQ's

What is the standard surveillance camera price in South Africa?

The cost of an IP camera varies, beginning at prices below R 700.00 going up to well over R10 000.00. The price depends entirely on the type, quality and feature offering of the specific camera you intend to purchase.

How do I select an NVR?

There are three crucial components to consider when selecting an NVR. The first is the number of channels needed, i.e. the number of cameras required will determine how many channels you’ll need. It’s also important to ensure that the combined resolution of all the cameras on all channels fall within the specifications of the NVR. The second component to consider is the storage space requirements and the maximum amount of hard drives the NVR can accommodate. The amount of hard drive bays and the maximum size per hard drive will give you the total storage available for storing video recordings. The third consideration would be whether you will need a Power over Ethernet (PoE) NVR or standard NVR (non-PoE). The differences only are that the PoE NVR can deliver power over a Category 5e/6 cable to the IP camera. This is not a fundamental requirement as IP cameras can often be placed significantly away from the NVR, requiring their own power source depending on the application. It is always important to keep in mind the limitations and capabilities of Cat cable. Read our article on Acconet cable to find out more - https://miro.co.za/blog/latest-news/build-your-network-correctly-from-the-start-with-acconets-cat-range

What is a good home security camera system?

Ring is the brand to consider for a reliable Wi-Fi-connected IP camera solution for home use. They have user-friendly app interfaces that allow you to control everything in the Ring ecosystem. Their basket of products includes video doorbells (wired and battery-powered), security cameras (wired and battery-powered) and smart wireless alarms systems. Some of these cameras have built-in spot and floodlights to ensure great visibility at night and to act as a deterrent for unwanted guests. Importantly, Ring offers rechargeable camera batteries. The solar panels and Wi-Fi extenders needed to charge the camera or extend coverage are also available from MiRO. Regardless of the system you choose, the ability to expand must be factored in, as well as the level of local support available and the ease of installation. A practical solution would entail enough cameras to cover hotspots, high-quality camera resolution, and solid storage to enhance your residential security. 

What is a good enterprise camera system?

Uniview’s experience in the South African security industry has paved the way for multiple cameras and NVR solutions that deliver sharper colour and clarity. Heavyweights in the security field are the Uniview Ultra H.265 5MP outdoor mini LightHunter PTZ camera and the Ultra H.265 2MP outdoor mini LightHunter PTZ camera. 

What is a doorbell camera?

A doorbell camera is a Wi-Fi enabled doorbell equipped with a camera and smart features like motion detection, recording capabilities and a built-in speaker that allows the user to speak to the person at the door from anywhere in the world as long as the user has internet connectivity.

What are the camera storage options available?

Storage options depend on the camera you choose. Today’s security cameras offer you the choice between local storage or cloud storage. Cloud storage manages and encrypts videos, making them accessible via your smartphone and local storage could either be on an SD card inside the camera (if supported) or would require an NVR with hard drive space. You can install 3rd party hard drives into the NVR, and there are many different types of NVRs with varying amounts of SATA slots. One SATA slot means it can take 1 hard drive, meaning if your NVR has 4 SATA slots, it can take 4 hard drives.

Are wireless security cameras a worthwhile investment?

Wireless cameras are only as good as the Wi-Fi network they are connected to. If your Wi-Fi speeds are consistently slow, unstable, or your camera is placed too far from your router or access point, you may experience lag, latency and frozen images. A poor Wi-Fi network can result in a compromised surveillance solution. Luckily MiRO can help to sort your slow WiFi outreach out to us for more information.

Where are IP cameras for sale?

Miro.co.za offers a variety of surveillance cameras for sale. Sign up or log in to view our extensive range of indoor and outdoor IP cameras.

What is a touchless security system?

A touchless security system, primarily deployed in businesses or high traffic volume access and egress points, offers alternative forms of recognition, using algorithms and biometrics to make facial, palm and iris recognition possible.

What do community monitoring services mean for South Africa?

In South Africa, the increase in public surveillance technologies presents a problem between monitoring citizens through available digital products and protecting democratic rights and privacies. With the move to smart cities, both in South Africa and across Africa, promoting national cybersecurity policies to expand digital surveillance devices is an essential step towards advancing digital rights. Smart city systems with high-definition cameras tend to support public safety departments' efforts. However, community engagement and discussion remain critical to ensuring the public supports community monitoring services.

UNV - Ultra H.265 - 16 Channel NVR...
UN-NVR302-16S2-P16
R6,296.25 (Incl. VAT)
UNV - Ultra H.265 - 2 MP Outdoor...
UN-IPC9312LFW-AF28
POR  
UNV - Ultra H.265 - 32 Channel NVR...
UN-NVR308-32E-B
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UNV - Ultra H.265 - 2MP Mini Fixed...
UN-IPC2122LR3-PF40MD
R924.60 (Incl. VAT)

Surveillance

About Surveillance

State-of-the-art security and surveillance camera solutions in South Africa

IP Surveillance has transformed into a multi-faceted discipline that encompasses home, office and business premises and the safety of mines, hospitals, farms, livestock, land, and much more. IP surveillance is the digital evolution of closed-circuit television (CCTV), where an IP camera records video footage and distributes the content over an IP (Internet protocol) network.

This page is intended to clarify the most frequently asked questions and guide you towards a surveillance solution that suits your desired application. We offer an extensive range of IP cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), doorbell cameras and terminals to complete an end-to-end surveillance system.

Show more ...

Surveillance FAQ's

What is the standard surveillance camera price in South Africa?

The cost of an IP camera varies, beginning at prices below R 700.00 going up to well over R10 000.00. The price depends entirely on the type, quality and feature offering of the specific camera you intend to purchase.

How do I select an NVR?

There are three crucial components to consider when selecting an NVR. The first is the number of channels needed, i.e. the number of cameras required will determine how many channels you’ll need. It’s also important to ensure that the combined resolution of all the cameras on all channels fall within the specifications of the NVR. The second component to consider is the storage space requirements and the maximum amount of hard drives the NVR can accommodate. The amount of hard drive bays and the maximum size per hard drive will give you the total storage available for storing video recordings. The third consideration would be whether you will need a Power over Ethernet (PoE) NVR or standard NVR (non-PoE). The differences only are that the PoE NVR can deliver power over a Category 5e/6 cable to the IP camera. This is not a fundamental requirement as IP cameras can often be placed significantly away from the NVR, requiring their own power source depending on the application. It is always important to keep in mind the limitations and capabilities of Cat cable. Read our article on Acconet cable to find out more - https://miro.co.za/blog/latest-news/build-your-network-correctly-from-the-start-with-acconets-cat-range

What is a good home security camera system?

Ring is the brand to consider for a reliable Wi-Fi-connected IP camera solution for home use. They have user-friendly app interfaces that allow you to control everything in the Ring ecosystem. Their basket of products includes video doorbells (wired and battery-powered), security cameras (wired and battery-powered) and smart wireless alarms systems. Some of these cameras have built-in spot and floodlights to ensure great visibility at night and to act as a deterrent for unwanted guests. Importantly, Ring offers rechargeable camera batteries. The solar panels and Wi-Fi extenders needed to charge the camera or extend coverage are also available from MiRO. Regardless of the system you choose, the ability to expand must be factored in, as well as the level of local support available and the ease of installation. A practical solution would entail enough cameras to cover hotspots, high-quality camera resolution, and solid storage to enhance your residential security. 

What is a good enterprise camera system?

Uniview’s experience in the South African security industry has paved the way for multiple cameras and NVR solutions that deliver sharper colour and clarity. Heavyweights in the security field are the Uniview Ultra H.265 5MP outdoor mini LightHunter PTZ camera and the Ultra H.265 2MP outdoor mini LightHunter PTZ camera. 

What is a doorbell camera?

A doorbell camera is a Wi-Fi enabled doorbell equipped with a camera and smart features like motion detection, recording capabilities and a built-in speaker that allows the user to speak to the person at the door from anywhere in the world as long as the user has internet connectivity.

What are the camera storage options available?

Storage options depend on the camera you choose. Today’s security cameras offer you the choice between local storage or cloud storage. Cloud storage manages and encrypts videos, making them accessible via your smartphone and local storage could either be on an SD card inside the camera (if supported) or would require an NVR with hard drive space. You can install 3rd party hard drives into the NVR, and there are many different types of NVRs with varying amounts of SATA slots. One SATA slot means it can take 1 hard drive, meaning if your NVR has 4 SATA slots, it can take 4 hard drives.

Are wireless security cameras a worthwhile investment?

Wireless cameras are only as good as the Wi-Fi network they are connected to. If your Wi-Fi speeds are consistently slow, unstable, or your camera is placed too far from your router or access point, you may experience lag, latency and frozen images. A poor Wi-Fi network can result in a compromised surveillance solution. Luckily MiRO can help to sort your slow WiFi outreach out to us for more information.

Where are IP cameras for sale?

Miro.co.za offers a variety of surveillance cameras for sale. Sign up or log in to view our extensive range of indoor and outdoor IP cameras.

What is a touchless security system?

A touchless security system, primarily deployed in businesses or high traffic volume access and egress points, offers alternative forms of recognition, using algorithms and biometrics to make facial, palm and iris recognition possible.

What do community monitoring services mean for South Africa?

In South Africa, the increase in public surveillance technologies presents a problem between monitoring citizens through available digital products and protecting democratic rights and privacies. With the move to smart cities, both in South Africa and across Africa, promoting national cybersecurity policies to expand digital surveillance devices is an essential step towards advancing digital rights. Smart city systems with high-definition cameras tend to support public safety departments' efforts. However, community engagement and discussion remain critical to ensuring the public supports community monitoring services.

UNV - Ultra H.265 - 16 Channel NVR...
UN-NVR302-16S2-P16
R6,296.25 (Incl. VAT)
UNV - Ultra H.265 - 2 MP Outdoor...
UN-IPC9312LFW-AF28
POR  
UNV - Ultra H.265 - 32 Channel NVR...
UN-NVR308-32E-B
POR  
UNV - Ultra H.265 - 2MP Mini Fixed...
UN-IPC2122LR3-PF40MD
R924.60 (Incl. VAT)

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