When setting up a CCTV system, we recommend you choose a specialised CCTV monitor rather than relying on a PC monitor. Here at CCTVdirect we stock a range of high-quality, professional CCTV monitors that will guarantee the effectiveness of your surveillance system around the clock.
For a CCTV system to function at its full potential, it’s important you use a CCTV monitor that corresponds to the cameras you’ve installed. This is because no matter how high-end your CCTV cameras are, the CCTV footage will only be as good as the screen you are viewing it on. On top of this, CCTV screens come equipped with all the connections necessary for quickly and easily setting up your CCTV system with a range of different cameras.
Additionally, CCTV monitors are designed to be on all the time, while your average television or computer monitor is designed to be on for a few hours per day, or half the day at most. Choosing a specialised CCTV screen will ensure your system lasts, and that it continues to offer high-resolution, uninterrupted footage long after an ordinary monitor would have started to malfunction.
Here at CCTVdirect, we source many of our CCTV monitors from world-class Japanese manufacturer, Iilyama. With five decades of experience in monitor manufacture, Iilyama produces some of the most efficient, high-performance monitors on the market today.
As well as building specialised PC and gaming monitors, Iilyama is one of a handful of companies that design and produce professional CCTV screens for commercial and home use. We’ve chosen them as a partner for their outstanding technological know-how, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and long-lasting, durable products.
All the CCTV monitors we stock are of the highest quality and each one boasts an array of market leading specifications, making our CCTV screens suitable for a variety of security situations and requirements.
Our range of flat screen CCTV monitors come in sizes spanning 19” to 43”. The CCTV screens we offer provide crystal clear images and are available in a host of different resolutions designed to suit your needs - from high-definition (HD) to 4K Ultra HD resolution. Our CCTV monitors also feature unusually high DPI (dots per inch), which contributes to the crystal clear, sharp images our CCTV screens produce. Further more, our CCTV screens offer incredibly fast response times of up to 1ms - so you won’t miss a thing.
To ensure compatibility with any CCTV system, our CCTV monitors come with a variety of inputs, including VGA, HDMI, and BNC.
What’s more, our CCTV monitors are all LED rather than LCD, this reduces energy consumption and, particularly with larger systems, will reduce the overall cost of your surveillance setup.
As one of Europe’s leading CCTV suppliers, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help you make the right choices when setting up your CCTV system. Therefore, if you’re considering adding one of our specialised CCTV screens to your set up get in touch with us today and we can explain the benefits of using a purpose built CCTV monitor. Our friendly and knowledgable team of technical experts and account managers are on hand to answer any and all of your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
CCTV Monitor FAQ
1. Can I use my laptop as a monitor for CCTV
While it is possible to use a laptop as a CCTV monitor, for larger installations we always recommend purchasing one of our specialised CCTV screens. Not only do they offer a superior image quality to any laptop screen, but they are also built to operate 24hrs a day, are compatible with a variety of camera connections, and are more convenient for operators.