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System Design & Choice


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Choosing the Right System

Selecting the right system is easier than you may expect. The following information will help you focus in on the right technology for you.


"Cost is my main concern"

If you are looking for the lowest possible price for a camera solution our HD-CVI series is the right technology. While it offers HD performance, the costs are the rock bottom lowest for a high performance system.




"I want to balance cost with performance (Best Value)"

Again, consider our HD-CVI series. The HD-CVI's main benefit is performance balanced with low price; real value. Our Ultra-HD series is also a great value; you get a lot of performance for a low price.




"I want the best performance on the market"

Our Ultra-HD and Elite-IP Series offer latest features and best HD resolution on the market. The right choice if you want the best at a great price.




"I only want to remotely view cameras not record"

Our "Angelcam ready" cameras is all you need. In fact all the cameras in the Ultra-HD series are factory equipped for the Angelcam cloud monitoring system.




"I’m looking for an easy installation"

Look for our kits that include pre-made cables. The installation is as simple as mounting the camera, plugging the cable into the camera's pigtail and then plugging the other end into the DVR and power supply. No special tools or skills needed. The cable, cameras and power supplies simply click together without any hassle.




"I’m not a hi-tech kind of person"

If you are looking for simple, the HD-CVI technology is the answer. It uses the same cabling as the old CCTV technology which provides the easiest connections, and setting the DVR up for motion recording is as simple as turning it on. The Ultra-HD and Elite-HD technology is a good choice but only if you use our pre-made network cables. These technologies use RJ45 fittings which can be difficult to make if you have no experience.




"I want flexible programming"

The answer to this one is a bit relative to your point of view. The Ultra-HD and Elite-HD series provides the most flexible system design options and powerful programming flexibility. But there are very few things the HD-CVI systems cannot be programmed to accomplish. It’s your choice on this issue. If you have some special programming options you would like to discuss, feel free to call our support representatives with questions. There is a good chance we have the answer.




Let Us Provide a Custom System Design!


Option 1: Let our Experts design a system for you! Toll Free 1-800-431-3056

Our experienced design experts are ready to discuss your application and provide a detailed quote for a custom designed system. Give us a call during business hours…

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Option 2: Custom Quote Tool

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You can also use our new Custom Quote tool! Simply follow the instructions and in a couple of minutes we have all the information we need to design a custom system for you. We then email a detailed quote to you. Click the Quote Button shown in the top right corner of the screen to get started.


Option 3: System Design Worksheet

The document below is helpful in collecting the information needed to properly design a video surveillance system tailored to your needs. It is intended for a customer to specify the types of cameras and recording features they would like included in a video surveillance system. A completed worksheet gives our design experts all the information they need to design a custom system and provide a detailed quote.

We encourage you to complete the worksheet and forward it by email to support@backstreeetsurveillance.com. One of our representatives will respond with a custom design and quote.



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