Upgrading and Supporting Your Analog and Coax Cameras

September 29th, 2019



If you are running into problems with your old coax or analog security cameras, it may be time that you enlist the help of a few experts. If you find yourself facing faulty cameras, bad power supplies, or you are having issues with your cables or your other connections, then the experts in the security industry can definitely lend a helping hand. 

Advancements in Technology 

With so many advancements being made in technology over recent years, we are finding it easier than ever to replace your older system with something new and more updated. Upgraded cameras can offer you improved resolution, more reliability, and increased functionality when compared to your older system.

Many of the newer NVRs also come with remote access capabilities as well which makes monitoring your home or business that much easier and more convenient. You can also have access to other premium features with an upgrade, including 360-degree views, pan-tilt-zoom cameras, license plate readers, and even facial recognition cameras.

Professional Service

Not ready to replace your old system? Professional security experts can help you get your current system up and running again. If there is any compatible hardware available to help your current system, they will provide it as well as give you access to any replacement parts that may be needed as well.

Analog Cameras

The main difference between analog cameras and digital systems is the method in which the video is being recorded and delivered. With analog cameras, they record the images and then send the signal over a coaxial cable to a DVR (digital video recorder). 

Common Problems with Analog and Coax Cameras

Video loss is one of the most common problems when it comes to using outdated analog and coax cameras. Often, this video loss is the result of insufficient power, power spikes and interference, and bad signal types and compatibility.

For example, if your cameras aren't compatible with your DVR, then you will find that there is video loss or no video. This is because the system isn't able to decode the video stream of the cameras you are using.

If you are facing any of these problems or you have issues with your current surveillance system, it is always best to consult with the professionals to see what can be done to get everything back into proper working order.

Existing System Versus Upgrading

If you are trying to decide whether to keep your current system or upgrade, you need to determine the kind of system you currently have and then decide if you want to keep any of the cameras you currently have or replace them all. 

Some systems will actually allow you to use your older analog cameras with newer systems. So, you can upgrade your system more affordably when you are able to use both analog cameras and HD-coax cameras on one system.

If you decide to upgrade, you can also take advantage of many of the newer premium features the newer systems have to offer. You can also upgrade your DVR and replace your old cameras and improve your video resolution.

Ready to discuss these and other security camera options you have available? Call the experts at Grayson Pro-Tech today for more information.