Many business owners and home owners today are investing in security cameras. Many others would like to but doubt if they can afford it. In many of our minds, video surveillance just seems like it must be expensive. The truth is that security cameras are more affordable than you may think, and have now become more affordable than ever.

Recently, advances in video surveillance technology have made simple, affordabledomethree, high-def cameras available to folks who may not have been able to afford high-def  security cameras in the past. It used to be that there were 2 basic choices in security cameras – the older, cheaper analog cameras, and the newer, more expensive and higher definition IP cameras which hook up to the Internet. But today, we have HD analog technology, which blends affordability, user-friendliness, and sharp, high definition picture. Among the several different kinds of HD analog cameras are HD-TVI and HD-CVI. Let’s look a bit closer at these two options.


HD-TVI (High Definition Transport Video Interface) are some of the newest and most affordable cameras on the market. They have a very sharp image, up to 1080p, in real time, and they are very easy to install. This camera combines high resolution with fast transmission. The cameras are affordable, with the costs varying depending on a few factors such as whether you need indoor or outdoor cameras.

HD-CVI (High Definition Composite Video Interface) cameras are similar in many ways to HD-TVI in their resolution and speed, but tend to be a bit more expensive, and are only made by one manufacturer – DAHUA, a Chinese company. These cameras are also high speed, high-def, and user-friendly, although they do not produce as crisp of an image as HD-TVI in lower lighting.

There is more to be said about the similarities and differences between these two cameras. A Total Security expert can provide you with more details over the phone!

Total Security for Your Security Camera Needs

If you’re looking into installing security cameras at your home or business, the folks at Total Security would love to hear from you today. We are experts in video suveillance and can guide you through the process of choosing HD-TVI, HD-CVI, or another kind camera, depending on your particular needs. For over ten years, we have built a reputation in the New York area for top-notch customer service, timely installations, and the most affordable rates around. We would enjoy the opportunity to evaluate your security needs to provide you with the best and most affordable solutions possible.

Call us today at (516) 775-2304 for a free quote or visit us on the web at www.totalsecurityny.com. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and to making your home or business as secure as it can be!