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Adding Audio Recording to Your System


The Smart Way to Add Audio Recording.


Audio recording is an effective tool in the video surveillance world. However, there are correct applications for it and some less than desirable uses.


We will discuss the proper use of them here. The areas we will not discuss are applications where the audio is used as a spying tool. Our systems are intended to be used as a management tool and are usually monitored for specific events. We do not support the use of hidden Audio & Video security cameras also known as "Spy Cameras".


Audio can be an incredibly useful management tool. For example monitoring the performance of a sales department. Imagine having clear audio/video documentation of conversations. An Automotive Dealership may use this as a way to document the negotiations with the customer. Think about how powerful it would be to go back and listen to what they actually said.


New Audio Vandal Dome


Our selection of "Audio Security Cameras" are available as small indoor domes and solid outdoor vandal domes. The cameras have a microphone built-in so no additional wiring is needed. The cameras are perfect for almost any outdoor application. On your front porch, in a retail store, by cash registers, in lobbies, walkways, parking garage, designated smoking spots, gates, customer service counters. The uses are endless.


Proper camera placement can be different for every application, but generally the cameras effectively monitor a conversation up to 30 feet. The distance may fluctuate depending on the location and application. For example, if you are going to monitor a retail store, you probably want the microphone close to where most conversations occur (the cash register perhaps). The most effective use of the camera will be to mount it in a corner so you maximize the camera's view and still get the conversation, or just go with the most convenient location within 30 feet. It's your choice.




Indoors or Outdoors: add audio monitoring and recording to any of our systems! The cameras shown below have built-in microphones and provide clear audio/video to any of our Video Recorders. Any camera will work on any system!


Add Audio


Customize a kit by adding these "plug & play" solutions to your order! Match any camera to any CVI, Ultra or Elite video recorder. Note: CVI systems support a maximum of two audio cameras.


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