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6 Steps to the Perfect Solution - securitycameras2009-2010
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“I know I need video surveillance,
I just don't know where to begin!”
Its a common refrain we hear from business owners and managers. They see the
value in setting up a video and audio capture system to augment their existing security
efforts, but putting together a system that will meet their unique needs can be daunting.
Supercircuits is here to help! We have the complete confidence of law enforcement,
military, and of course, business professionals when it comes to quality and value
in video surveillance. We’re trusted the world over, and our FREE lifetime technical
support, quality assurance guarantees, and no-hassle returns make it easy to see how
we’ve become America’s #1 Source for Video Security over the past 20 years.
The pages that follow are LOADED with the information that you need to know to
make smart business decisions. We will share our exclusive 6-Step process that will
walk you through the steps of building the perfect system for your needs, including
plenty of opportunities to customize based on your specific application. You will
also find examples of complete systems that meet the needs of a large majority of our
business customers.
Throughout the book, look for tips and recommendations from our Vice President
of Technology, Jake Lahmann. As a former law enforcement officer, he knows the “ins
& outs” of practical video surveillance. He has over 15 years of experience designing
systems that get the results you’re looking for. And in the event of a break-in or
other crime, Jake will provide you valuable tips that will help you prepare to get your
incriminating video evidence into the hands of law enforcement officers quickly putting time on your side for arrest and recovery.
Finally, we’ll share just a few of the countless success stories from customers just like
you, who have invested in our systems and have become loyal followers of our brand
ever since! From the gas station owner who found his traditional video surveillance
system failing him when large amounts of money went missing, to the lube shop
manger who has used her systems to thwart both theft and fraudulent claims, we’ve
collected some great stories to inspire you.
I hope to hear from you soon!
Steve Klindworth, Supercircuits Founder
6 Steps to the Perfect Video Security System
We’ve all heard the adage: “People don’t plan to fail, they just
fail to plan...” This holds especially true for your video security
system. Poor planning can result in a system that doesn’t provide
sufficient coverage or capture the details you need to both deter
and catch criminals in the act. Following these 6 simple steps
will help to ensure that you design the most effective security
system for your specific needs.
Step 1: Perform a site assessment
Every application is unique. Taking a few short minutes to map out
exactly where your recording device will be placed and where your
cameras need to cover is the first step to building the perfect system.
Of course, there are many considerations you can’t afford to miss!
Turn the page and we’ll take you through a typical assessment, stepby-step. See pages 4-5
Step 2: Choose the right recording device
Your recorder is virtually the brain for your entire video security
system. Selecting the wrong device will typically result in an ineffective
system, regardless of the cameras you choose. Fortunately, there are a
few simple steps to get this one right. We’ll show you how.
See pages 6-7
Step 3: Select the perfect cameras
Given hundreds of cameras to choose from, selecting the right camera
for each specific location can be very confusing. We have prepared
a short list of questions to find the perfect camera for every shot,
and provide a brief overview of the features & benefits of the camera
technologies that are available to you. See pages 8-11
Step 4: Invest in a security monitor
There are fewer options when it comes to your display, but again,
selecting the wrong monitor can significantly impact the effectiveness
What’s Inside
Step 1: Perform a Site Assessment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Double the Effectiveness of Your Security System .. . . .5
Step 2: Choose the Right Recording Device. . . . . . . . . . . .6
10 Tips to Get the Most from Your DVR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Step 3: Select the Perfect Cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Build Your Bottom Line with Hidden Cameras. . . . . . . . 11
Step 4: Invest in a Security Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
of your system. Monitors specifically designed for security applications
provide several benefits that are often overlooked. Educate yourself
and avoid these common mistakes. See page 12
Step 5: Don’t forget about cabling
Video and power cables are often an afterthought when purchasing
a video security system. But purchasing the right grade and length
of cables can have a major impact on your system’s performance.
Learn of the options available, plan ahead, and avoid these common
mistakes. See page 12
Step 6: Install like a PRO
Installation of a security system is typically very simple - especially if
you’ve set yourself up for success by following the simple steps above.
We have prepared a step-by-step overview of the installation process,
including several tips that will both save you time and help improve
your system’s performance. See page 13
BONUS! Step 7: Preparation
You have designed and successfully installed your perfect video
security system, but now what? Managing your system is now your key
to success. We will teach you EXACTLY how to prepare before a crime
occurs, and what to do both before the police arrive and after they
leave. For a complete overview, see page 13
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Step 6: Install Like a PRO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Steps to your Perfect Video Security System
approach. Choke points are areas of your home, business or property
that anyone or thing wishing to gain entrance must pass through,
such as doors, windows, gates or parking lot entrances. Cameras
dedicated to watching these choke points will provide a clear mug
shot of the bad guy that you can quickly hand off to the authorities.
What are the Requirements of Each Camera?
Step 1: Perform a
Site Assessment
The phrase itself - “Site Assessment” - can seem intimidating.
However, a thorough site assessment is really a simple exercise that
answers a few basic questions specific to your application:
»»How many cameras will you need?
»»What are the requirements of each camera?
»»What are the potential future needs of your system?
»»Where will your recording device be placed?
»»How much cabling will you need?
Once you have answered these basic questions, the selection of
your system components should be simple. If you require our help in
designing your system, providing the answers to these questions will
virtually insure that your sales consultant delivers the right security
system for your needs.
So where do you start?
Begin with a basic schematic of your floorplan, from an overhead
view. This can be as detailed as a blue print of your building or area,
or as simple as a sketch on a napkin. The most important thing is to
identify all possible obstructions and sources of light - as these will
largely influence the placement of your cameras and the capabilities
of the cameras you choose.
How Many Cameras Will You Need?
Identify the areas that you want to watch with your
security cameras. What level of coverage is sufficient?
Generally, you want to document all activity
that occurs at your facility, and provide positive
identification of those coming and going.
Document Activity
Cameras that document criminal activities need to cover a
wide area so that they can provide valuable evidence, including: the
criminal act itself, direction of travel, objects touched (for fingerprint
retrieval), accomplices, and witnesses. In many cases, homes and
small businesses can cover the majority of these important details
with as few as four cameras strategically positioned around the
Tip: Don’t forget coverage
of areas restricted to your
employees! It’s proven that 47%
of retail theft is due to employee
theft, and another 14% due
to administration fraud.
Strategically placed cameras
can both deter and detect
these crimes, and allow you to
monitor staff productivity - an
often overlooked source of
business loss.
Now that you have identified
the number and location of your
cameras, it’s time to define the
requirements of each camera.
More specifically, you need to
answer the following questions:
Are the cameras to be placed
indoors or outdoors?
Indoor cameras are usually
less expensive than their outdoor
counterparts, while outdoor
cameras are typically designed
to withstand both harsh weather
and acts of vandalism. Many
of the more popular security
cameras sold today are designed
to perform in both indoor and
outdoor environments, and
provide both weather and vandal resistance.
What field of view (FOV) is desired?
Cameras dedicated to providing identification need to be focused
solely on choke points. The further these cameras will be away
from the choke, the more telephoto capability will be required.
Cameras positioned to provide a general overview of activities will
typically require less detail, but a greater field of view. At this point,
determine the level of detail desired, and measure the required field
of view based on the positioning of each camera.
What are the lighting conditions for each camera?
A good rule of thumb to figure out how much lighting your
cameras will need is to view the
area with your own eyes. If there
is not enough light for you to
NOTE: Our most popular
details about someone
packaged systems come
you don’t know, then it’s almost
equipped with infrared cameras, guaranteed that the cameras will
for their versatility to be used in
need additional lighting as well.
You will likely require a camera
virtually any environment.
equipped with near-invisible
infrared lighting (IR) to
make clear identifications without alerting the suspect that he is
being watched.
Wide dynamic cameras use advanced digital processing to capture two
images at different exposures, and then combines them into one image.
The result is video with near perfect exposure.
Provide Positive Identification
To achieve good identification of people or vehicles, you must
first identify the choke points in your business, and likely avenues of
Step 1 Perform a Site Assessment
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Don’t forget to consider all lighting
conditions. Are you in an area where the
lighting may be turned off? Does your
system require outdoor cameras that need to
see during the night-time?
Areas with intense back-light conditions
will require cameras that compensate for this
to capture clear images, called wide dynamic
range cameras. Again, make a note of this for
your camera selection process.
Lastly, do you have any aesthetic requirements?
The appropriate look and feel of your
cameras is critical to maintaining a desired
or acceptable level of appearance.
Aesthetics can be very important to a
housing association, or if your lease includes
strict guidelines covering appearance.
Museums or restaurants often disguise
their cameras so that their patrons don’t feel
uncomfortable that they’re being watched.
Other customers WANT their cameras to
stand out, to provide a visible deterrent to
would be criminals.
What are the Potential Future
Needs of Your System?
Before moving on to your recording
decisions, we highly recommend you
consider the potential future needs of your
system. Specifically, is there the possibility
that you will want to add more security
camera coverage to your system?
Your digital video recorder (DVR) will
either limit or allow for future expansion,
because it comes with a fixed capacity of 4,
8 or 16 cameras. Even if you don’t feel you
will need additional cameras, we recommend
that you consider a
DVR that has
spare channels
to allow for
Planning ahead now can
save you significant money and time in the
long run.
Where Will You Place
Your Recording Device?
During the purchase process, you will
select the remaining requirements of your
DVR, such as desired features and hard drive
size. But first, you must answer the question
“where will your DVR be placed?”
The DVR should be placed in a location
where the DVR can not only be secured,
but where it can be easily connected to
both power and the internet. Once you’ve
determined this location, you will then be
able to factor in approximate video cable
lengths required to connect your cameras to
the DVR.
How Much Cabling
Will You Need?
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The final objective of a site assessment is
to determine how to get power to your
cameras, and get the video signal from your
cameras to your DVR.
Getting power to your cameras
For most applications, installing a camera
power supply nearby your DVR is highly
recommended. This will make it much easier
to leverage your power back up device for
both your cameras and your DVR.
From that location,
you must determine
the length of cable
needed to run power
to each camera.
Keep in mind, the
greater the distance
between the camera
and power supply, the thicker the power
cable will need to be due to the natural
voltage drop over transmission. However,
for most runs of under 100 feet, our standard
cable gage will work just fine.
Getting the video signal from cameras to DVR
If you have followed our
recommendations, your video cable lengths
will be the same as the power cable lengths
required for each
The same
TIP: Always be certain
to overestimate
apply to power
the length of video
cables apply to
power cable needed.
cabling required
to transmit a video
Most people want
signal back to
their cable runs to
your DVR, with
have a clean, neat
one significant
appearance, which
interference. In
typically requires
order to ensure a
running the cable
clean video signal,
inside walls, through
you should always
use a high quality
attics, along contour
cable that resists
lines of ceilings, floors, interference from
eaves, etc. This will
high voltage power
lines in your house,
often require
appliances, high
longer cabling.
powered radios,
Once you've
answered these questions about cameras,
future-proofing, DVRs and cabling, your site
assessment is done. You are now completely
prepared to begin selecting the components
that make up the perfect video security
system for your specific application.
Like it or not, your losses from employee theft are
likely to be almost double that from shoplifters. In fact,
based on a recent study published by the University
of Florida, 47% of all retail loss is due to employee
theft … and for businesses without a retail presence,
virtually all loss is employee related.
Some employees and customers
will be determined to steal
To deal effectively with these individuals, consider
adding one or two covert cameras to your system.
These are cameras built into what appear to be
common items that you might find in a business
setting—they may look like smoke detectors, wall
clocks, electrical boxes, even sprinkler heads.
No one but you will know
these cameras are there
The best part about hidden cameras is they can be
placed so that none of your employees will know they
are there. One very successful strategy for using covert
cameras to increase the effectiveness of your security
is to deliberately leave some areas of your sales floor
and storage rooms uncovered by your traditional
system. This gives employees and shoplifters the idea
that they can get away with stealing in those parts
of the store. Then you position your covert cameras
to catch the unsuspecting individuals in the act.
Designed to work with your system…
or on their own
All of our covert cameras are designed to easily
integrate with our pre-configured systems, or
with a system that you customize for your specific
application. Or they can be used separately to give
you backup coverage in case your regular system is
somehow turned off or disabled. And like traditional
security cameras, covert cameras provide high-quality
video that can be turned over to the authorities for
prosecution. When used effectively, these cameras
have been known to help retailers put an end to
thousands of dollars of additional theft and discourage
remaining employees from stealing in the future.
They are perfectly legal
That’s right – covert cameras are completely legal…
Of course, you must adhere to the same privacy
laws that you would for traditional cameras. The
general spirit of most state laws is that cameras
(both covert and traditional style) cannot be placed
in areas where people have a reasonable expectation
of privacy. These laws can vary slightly and change
over time, so we recommend that you consult legal
counsel if you have any questions or concerns.
NOTE: The use of microphones in a covert application
is prohibited by Federal Law with the exception of law
enforcement and government entities.
Check out a few of our covert cameras on page 13.
Step 1 Perform a Site Assessment
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Step 2: Choose the
Right Recording Device
What are your key needs?
To select the best video recorder for your needs, you must consider
the following requirements:
Lifestyle Do you spend much time at your property? Do you
travel? Answers to these questions will determine whether or not you
need a DVR with a large hard drive. This gives you plenty of recording
time so that you can view events that happened weeks earlier.
Remote monitoring All of our DVRs come ready to connect
to the world-wide-web. All you need is a high speed DSL or Cable
connection at your property.
Notification We highly
recommend that a DVR for busy
Tip: Don’t let conversations
lifestyles be equipped with email or
go unheard. Most DVRs have
SMS notification. DVRs offering
audio recording capabilities,
these features can be programmed
allowing you to add a high
to alert you when suspicious activity
occurs. Some DVRs will even send
quality mic or leverage the
you still shots or video clips of
microphones built-into your
recent activities.
cameras to capture a second
Record times When it comes
to recording capacity, the critical
dimension of the crime.
question you need ask yourself
is, “If a crime does occur, what is
the longest amount of time that passes until I’m notified?” If you’re
absolutely certain that you be notified within just a few days - even
if you’re out of town - then almost any sized hard drive will work.
However, for fraudulent claims against your business, you may need to
review video evidence up to several weeks after an incident. To protect
yourself, the sure bet is to get the largest size hard drive possible.
The benefits of H.264 compression technology
All of our DVRs come equipped with H.264 video compression
technology, which offers the following advantages over other popular
compression methods:
Increased storage capacity H.264 will give 42% longer recording
time than the popular MPEG-4 compression method
Enhanced image quality H.264 delivers cleaner, crisper images at
high frame rates
Faster video transmission H.264 produces smaller file sizes,
resulting in faster transmission of your data when remote monitoring
your cameras across the world-wide-web
Tip: Turn your Security
DVR into a full time security
guard … use alarm inputs,
trigger outputs, and motion
detection to alert you should
something occur.
Compare Models
Selecting the right DVR for
you comes down to 3 basic
considerations, in the following
Triplex vs. Pentaplex Operation
Triplex and Pentaplex are terms
indicating how many functions the
DVR can perform simultaneously.
Both offer simultaneous recording, playback, and remote viewing,
while Pentaplex also allows for live viewing and backup at the same
time. For many applications, Triplex operation is sufficient, but a DVR
offering Pentaplex operation is recommended if you anticipate that
Step 2 Choose the Right Recording Device
These real-time H.264 DVRs offer increased recording capacity,
enhanced image quality, and faster transmission speeds
for remote viewing. Advanced H.264 compression records
crystal clear images using less hard drive space! The optional
1TB SATA hard drive records 7200 hours. Recording can be
triggered manually, by alarm, motion detection or preset timer.
User friendly on screen menu display provides controls for
color, brightness and contrast for each camera.
4, 8 & 16 Camera Remote Viewable
Triplex H.264 DVR
Comes with instructions, power supply and a 1 year warranty.
4 Ch Networkable DVR without Hard Drive DMR27U $279.99
8 Ch Networkable DVR without Hard Drive DMR28U $499.99
16 Ch Networkable DVR without Hard Drive DMR29U $599.99
4, 8 & 16 Camera H.264 Pentaplex
DVR with Included DVD Burner
Our Pentaplex models offer more advanced features, such as
DVD offload capabilities, event triggered email notification,
PTZ camera controls, and more.
Comes with power supply, instructions and a 1 year warranty.
4 Ch Networkable DVR/DVD without HD* Dmr40VD $399.99
8 Ch Networkable DVR/DVD without HD* DMR41DVD $599.99
16 Ch Networkable DVR/DVD without HD* DMR42DVD $799.99
more than one person will be using the DVR simultaneously, such as a
store owner & store manager.
Number of Channels
Most DVRs offer inputs for 4, 8, and 16 cameras. Your site survey
should provide you with the number of cameras required for sufficient
coverage of your property.
Tip: Be prepared to
off load your video (and
audio). Keep DVD’s and CD’s
available for quick archiving
and sharing of evidence with
law enforcement.
See page 4 for more about site
assessments 
Remember, we highly
recommend that you purchase a
DVR that can record more cameras
than you’ll think you need. Many
of our customers who opt for the
minimum number of cameras
quickly see the payback of their
security system purchase and want
to add more… A small investment
in a larger recorder today will save you time and money in the future.
Size of Hard Drive
There are five things that effect how long your DVR can record: the
hard drive size, number of cameras recording, compression method,
video quality, and frame rate.
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Based on your site assessment & DVR
selection, the number of cameras and
method are fixed.
Tip: To compare video You can manually
adjust your DVR
recorded at different
for recorded
frame rates – check
video quality (or
out our online tool at:
resolution) and
frame rate during
Use our chart
video-frame-ratebelow to determine
the size of hard drive
required, based
on the maximum
number of hours you want to record.
Hard Drives
We highly recommend that you purchase
a pre-installed hard drive vs. installing one
yourself. There are many benefits to this:
The professional grade hard drives that
Supercircuits offers are specifically designed
for the continuous
recording needs of
security applications,
Tip: Hard drives are
delivering the
typically the first
ultimate in
component of your
system that may fail –
and reliability.
We will format
so you don't want to
your hard drive,
skimp out here.
and test all critical
functions of the
DVR after your hard
drive has been installed, FREE of charge.
Unfortunately, installing your own hard
drive will void the warranty of your DVR, as this
could compromise the integrity of your system.
Hard Drive Recording Capacity
DVR Model Channels
Low 360 x 240
4 cameras Medium 720 x 240
High 720 x 480
Low 360 x 240
8 cameras Medium 720 x 240
High 720 x 480
Low 360 x 240
16 cameras Medium 720 x 240
High 720 x 480
Low 360 x 240
DVQ30DVD 4 cameras Medium 720 x 240
High 720 x 480
Low 360 x 240
DMR31DVD 8 cameras Medium 720 x 240
High 720 x 480
Low 360 x 240
DMR32DVD 16 cameras Medium 720 x 240
High 720 x 480
Networking your DVR
Every DVR includes a simple, step-by-step
guide to networking your device so that you
can view video from anywhere in the world
via the internet.
If you need additional help, our tech
support agents are a mouse click away. They
can log into your system remotely and do it
for you - typically in under 5 minutes.
Keep your DVR secure!
Cunning criminals, well
aware that their actions are
being monitored, will do
most anything to destroy or
prevent you from capturing
evidence. At a minimum,
your DVR should be
tucked away to where it’s
out of sight and out of mind.
For additional protection, we offer
steel lock boxes for your DVR that will not
only keep it secure - but the onboard fan will
keep it cool.
Never lose power!
More determined criminals will often cut
off power to your property before gaining
entrance, or take advantage of power outages
due to natural disasters. To make
sure your DVR continues to
record in these situations, a
UPS (Uninterruptible Power
Supply) is an absolute must.
On average, a small UPS
will deliver an extra 30 to 60
minutes of power to both
your cameras and DVR.
Hours Recording Time per HDD Size
Total Record
Frame Rate 250 GB
500 GB
750 GB
1 TB
10 Tips
to get the most from
your Video Security DVR
Optimizing your DVR security system should
not stop with the selection of your recording
device … Here are 10 tips to ensure that you
get the most out of the DVR you purchase:
1. Choose the right recording equipment.
Select a DVR with the features that your
application requires, such as number of cameras
to be recorded, storage capacity, Internet
monitoring, USB export, DVD Burning, motion
detection, recording speed, and resolution.
2. Set the right frame rate. This will
maximize your potential recording time.
3. Keep your DVR recording with the
overwrite feature. This will ensure that you
have continual archive of video footage.
4. Turn your Security DVR into a full
time security guard. Use alarm inputs,
trigger outputs, and motion detection to
alert you should something occur.
5. Don’t let conversations go unheard.
Most DVRs have audio recording capabilities,
allowing you to add a high quality mic or leverage
the microphones built into your cameras to
capture a second dimension of the crime.
6. Make your Security DVR tamper
proof. Use password protection, conceal
the DVR and/or use a security DVR lock
box to prevent unauthorized access.
7. Protect your investment from surges &
failures. Prevent recording interruptions from
intentional and unintentional power outages
with a UPS (uninterruptible power supply).
8. Access & manage your Video Security
DVR virtually anywhere. Take advantage
of this powerful feature. We recommend
a high speed internet connection for the
best remote monitoring experience.
9. Be prepared to off load your video (and
audio). Caught on tape, now what? Keep
DVD’s and CD’s available for quick archiving and
sharing of evidence with law enforcement.
10. Don’t miss the important details.
Select a monitor with sufficient resolution
to provide the picture quality you desire.
Step 2 Choose the Right Recording Device
6 Steps to your Perfect Video Security System
Video Cameras | Infrared Cameras
High Performance Cameras
Step 3: Select the
Our Platinum high performance cameras
offer the latest in video security technology,
featuring advanced Sony chipsets that deliver
high resolution video and 0.01 lux low light
sensitivity. They are equipped to send video over
2,000' using Cat5 cable and built-in BNC video
outputs. Additional features include auto iris
support, backlight compensation and built-in
audio. Our ready to install (RTI) models include
pre-installed, pre-adjusted 2-12mm manual iris
lenses. Additionally, all Platinum cameras come
with our industry leading 5 year warranty and
lifetime technical support.
Perfect Cameras
In conducting your site assessment (see page 4), you
have already determined how many cameras you need,
and the general requirements of each camera, including:
placement, field of view, and lighting conditions. Based on
that information, you should be able to narrow down your
selection of the perfect camera for each position.
Part #
Primary Features
There are several primary features of each camera that
you will need to consider:
Resolution Image resolution measures the level of
detail an image holds, and
can play a pivotal role in
the successful identification
Tip: The newest cameras
of a suspect or details of a
in the security market
criminal activity. So, don’t
are Internet Protocol (IP)
skimp … invest in a camera
cameras. While relatively
that produces higher
resolution, especially for
new on the scene, they
your cameras positioned to
show a promising future in
capture specific details.
the security industry with
Lux A camera's lux
is a measure of the light
smart features - like the
required to capture a
ability to compress video
viewable image. The lower
built right into the camera. the lux, the better the
camera can see in low light
conditions. Infrared (IR)
cameras, for example, can see in complete darkness, so they
are measured at 0 lux when in IR mode. Crime most often
happens in low light situations, so we encourage you to
select cameras with the lowest lux possible.
Focal length/FOV The focal length of a camera lens
determines how wide or narrow the camera field of view
will be. Lower focal lengths or wider fields of view are
normally used to cover broad areas so that activities can
be documented. Higher focal lengths are used to obtain
greater detail of people or
vehicles passing through choke
points such as doors or gates.
Additionally, higher focal
lengths are useful when the
area to be viewed is far away. To calculate the
exact focal length you need for a specific camera
location, use our online tool at http://www.
A well placed microphone
can record culprits giving away
Fixed vs. vari-focal lenses Fixed lenses
details about themselves.
cannot zoom in or out, and offer a perfect
focus for a pre-determined focal length. Vari-focal lenses can be
adjusted to customize your field of view during installation.
Audio Adding a high quality microphone to your system can
add another dynamic to your surveillance capabilities. A well
placed microphone can record culprits giving away details about
themselves, where they live, names, and more. Some cameras feature
audio capabilities, or you can purchase an independent microphone
separately and integrate with your system.
Step 3 Select the Perfect Cameras
3 yr
5 yr
5 yr
5 yr
B/W and Color Dome Cameras
Versatile and unobtrusive, our low profile indoor
dome cameras are perfect to mount on ceilings or
walls with the fully adjustable tilt and swivel for total
flexibility. Built around the latest Samsung chipset
these domes have an array of automatic features for
great video in nearly any lighting condition.
Part # Type
Chipset Res
B/W Sanyo 420
CD14 Color Sanyo 380
Wnty Price
1 yr $19.99
1 yr $39.99
High Resolution Day/Night
Weatherproof Cameras
Our outdoor high resolution day/night cameras
automatically switch from color to black and
white in low light conditions. The built-in Sony
Ex-View chipset, auto switching day/night
sensor and 3.6mm lens capture excellent image
quality in any environment.
Part #
PC333HR 480
PC337HR 540
3.6mm $139.99
3.6mm $189.99
All cameras come with instructions, 1 year warranty
and 30 day money back guarantee unless otherwise noted.
Form factors
There are several different form factors to select from in most
camera categories, each offering unique advantages based upon the
application. For instance, box cameras are often mounted to provide a
visible deterrent for criminals, while dome cameras are often used for
applications requiring the camera to blend into the environment.
Box cameras (also called fixed cameras or security style cameras)
Our security style cameras afford you the ultimate in flexibility. They
will accept well over 2000 different lens sizes and work with all industry
standard mounting brackets. Enclosures are available to make them
discrete, vandalproof or weatherproof. Because security style cameras
have that classic look, they are typically used as a crime deterrent, clearly
announcing to people that they are under surveillance.
Dome cameras Dome style cameras are designed for subtlety,
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Infrared Cameras
and are perfect for any application requiring
inconspicuous security, such as upscale
restaurants, office spaces, or homes. Dome
cameras now offer virtually every feature
available in a single housing – so they are
extremely easy to install.
Bullet cameras Like domes, bullet cameras
are available with a variety of options and come
in a single housing ready for quick installation.
Bullet style cameras can be very discrete,
available as small as ¾" in diameter. Bullet
style cameras are an excellent choice when the
mounting location requires a small camera or
the camera to be articulated at unusual angles.
Bullet cameras are
also available in larger
sizes, allowing for
Tip: Some cameras,
more powerful zoom
like our bullet and
lenses and long range
dome cameras,
infrared illumination.
come with lenses
built in. Other
Indoor Indoor
cameras, like
cameras are typically
C-Mounts, require
smaller and less
conspicuous. They
you to purchase the
are designed to be
camera and lens
lightweight so that
separately. This
even ceiling tiles can
gives you the
support them, and are
usually not weatheroption to build the
or vandal-proof.
perfect camera for
Indoor cameras are
your needs.
typically less expensive
than their outdoor
counterparts, but are
still designed for years of reliable service.
Outdoor Outdoor cameras are also referred
to as weatherproof or vandalproof cameras,
as the heavy duty materials and construction
required for resistance to the elements typically
makes it resistant to vandalism as well. Screws
and adjustments on all of our weatherproof
cameras are tamper-resistant, and the housings
are able to withstand severe blows from the
most determined criminals.
Day/Night (D/N) The D/N feature
improves low light sensitivity, delivering a
sharper image in low light conditions, and
enabling the cameras to see in the dark with the
help of external IR illuminators.
D/N cameras work like color cameras, and
upon sensing lower light levels instantly switch
to a more light sensitive black and white mode.
Infrared (IR) Infrared lighting is invisible
to the human eye but very visible to many
surveillance cameras, allowing you to watch
suspects who feel protected by the darkness.
IR illumination can provide your camera the
benefits of traditional lighting, while conserving
electricity & light pollution.
IR cameras are not designed to illuminate
vast areas. They are designed to be focused
on key areas and should be pointed at critical
points of entry such as doors, gates, and other
likely avenues of approach. When selecting an
BEST SELLER! Color Infrared
Turret Dome Cameras
These vandalproof turret domes quickly became some of our
best sellers. Their super rugged construction makes these
dome cameras the perfect choice for demanding applications,
including vandalism prone areas.
Comes with pre-installed plug and play video/power cables.
Part #
3.7" dia. 3.25" high
3.7" dia. 3.25" high
4.69" dia. 3.25" high
4.69" dia. 3.25" high
High Resolution Weatherproof Dome
with Built-in Active Universal Twisted Pair
These cameras are virtually grip- and kick-proof! We have
added a powerful zoom lens, adjustable IR array and an
active UTP to send video up to 4,000 feet down twisted
pair. Versatile and unobtrusive, they are easy to mount
anywhere. Encased in a virtually indestructible aluminum
metal alloy vandal resistant housing, you will be sure to
get the evidence every time.
Part #
Color Weatherproof Infrared Cameras
Pick up one of these cameras, and you will immediately
feel the durable quality of their specially designed, heat
dissipating, weatherproof metal housings. Their high
quality components and construction make these some
of the best day/night cameras available, at some of the
lowest prices around.
Mounting bracket not included.
Part #
MB22 (mounting bracket)
75' IR
150' IR
240' IR
75' IR
150' IR
240' IR
Weatherproof IR Camera
These IR cameras are built around a high resolution Sony
chipset. Our cameras offer 480 lines of stunning color
resolution. The powerful IR array on these cameras can
see in complete darkness up to 240 feet, making capturing
video at night a breeze. They also have rugged IP66 rated
weatherproof housing which survives in almost any
weather condition.
Comes with wire-concealing mounting bracket.
Part #
PC332IR-HR 560
Lux with IR off/on
All cameras come with instructions, 1 year warranty
and 30 day money back guarantee unless otherwise noted.
Step 3 Select the Perfect Cameras
6 Steps to your Perfect Video Security System
Video Cameras | Micro Cameras
IR camera, be sure to get one with more range
than you need. If your subject area is 60' away,
get an IR camera that will see up to 75'.
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Wide
dynamic range enables the cameras to deliver
video with near perfect exposure in the
harshest of lighting
conditions. To
accomplish this,
Tip: If you're
they use advanced
putting up outdoor
digital processing
cameras in an
to capture two
area with extreme
images at different
exposures, and
weather conditions,
then combine them
consider using a
into a single image.
camera housing.
WDR cameras are
ideal for challenging
These tough metal
lighting situations,
enclosures can
such as doorways or
include heaters and
windows, looking
blowers to keep
into car headlights,
cameras functioning or any application
looking into a direct
in any weather.
light source. They are
also ideal in opposite
conditions, looking
from a well lit area into a darker area.
See page 4 for a visual demonstration of Wide
Dynamic Range Technology
Wide Angle Wide angle cameras offer
a much higher field of view than standard
cameras, allowing you to use a single camera to
cover areas that would otherwise require more
than one. Wide angle cameras are commonly
used in entryways, small rooms, courtyards,
and inside vehicles.
The cameras shown here are some of our best
selling cameras for the applications provided.
Other cameras available include:
Telephoto cameras
capture long range
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details, including
list of the benefits
license plates and
of PTZ cameras, see
traffic funnels.
Jake’s blog at
Pan Tilt Zoom
(PTZ) PTZ cameras
can automatically
com/blog/Benefitstour areas you specify,
of-PTZ-CCTVand can actually track
the movements of
suspicious people
or vehicles when
optional video analytic devices are used.
Internet Protocol (IP) or Digital While
digital cameras offer many advantages over
analog cameras, they remain significantly more
expensive. And provided the ability to access
your video evidence over the Internet via your
digital video recorder, many of our customers
continue to invest in analog cameras until the
other benefits outweigh the increased cost.
To see our complete line of cameras, please visit our
website at, or call one of our
trained sales technicians at 1.877.538.6588.
10 Step 3 Select the Perfect Cameras
BEST SELLER! Super Long Range High
Resolution IR Zoom Camera
This discreetly styled camera packs a 7.5-50mm lens
complete with 300' IR range. The powerful array of multistyled LEDs ensure an even illumination across the entire
focal range. The IP66 rated weatherproof housing can stand
up to the harshest environments.
Comes with built-in zoom lens.
Part #
PC814HR 540
FOV Lens
0.0002 120˚ 7.5-50mm
NEW! Wide Dynamic Indoor Day/Night Dome
Our wide dynamic day/night dome camera delivers
exceptional image quality in the harshest lighting
environments. Ideally suited for viewing entryways or
windows, this dome security camera has 560 lines
color resolution, 700 lines B/W resolution and an amazing
0.0002 low light rating. The wide dynamic feature and
senseup technology allow our dome camera to provide
crisp images where other cameras simply washout with
backlight issues.
Part #
Color Res B/W Res Lux
FOV Price
0.0002 120˚ $159.99
CD14WDR 560
NEW! Super High-Resolution, Wide
Dynamic Range Color Camera
The unique technology of this high resolution WDR
security camera allows it to capture and process images
by quickly removing noise and adjusting images to appear
brighter and clearer regardless of lighting conditions.
Lens not included.
Part #
Color Res
B/W Res Lux
Wide Angle Cameras
Our outdoor wide angle cameras come with a built
in 1/3" Sony chipset and 3mm low distortion lens. The
commanding 120° field of view makes these cameras
perfect for entry ways, small rooms or vehicles. Cameras
operate on 12 volts DC at 110mA.
Part #
Camera Type Res Lux
350 0.5
470 0.5
HR Color
FOV Lens
120˚ 3mm
120˚ 3mm
Super Wide Angle Cameras
Our super wide angle cameras come with a built in 1/3" Sony
chipset and 2.2mm low distortion lens. The commanding
170° field of view makes these cameras perfect for entry
ways, small rooms or vehicles. Cameras operate on 12 volts
DC at 160mA.
Part #
Camera Type
HR Color
All cameras come with instructions, 1 year warranty
and 30 day money back guarantee unless otherwise noted.
Covert Video | Covert Cameras
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Build Your Bottom
Line with Hidden
In recent years, the National
Retail Federation has reported
that losses due to theft soared to
more than $34.5 billion, which was
attributed to theft by employees,
customers and vendors. There was also a dramatic increase in the use
of CCTV over the same period of this increase in theft. Unfortunately,
this demonstrates that smarter thieves see traditional surveillance as a
meager hurdle to great gains.
Our solution? Augment traditional CCTV with covert video
equipment. Covert surveillance gives YOU the advantage over those
crooks, and the power to finally put a stop to your losses.
Here are five vulnerable areas in your business that make ideal
locations for covert video equipment:
#1 The Cash Register
Transactions around the cash register often entail a lot of fast action.
Seasoned shoplifters will look for the more busy registers, hoping the
cashier doesn’t recognize the items stuffed underneath the cart or
heavy dog food bag, items stuffed into other items, and mislabeled
items. What’s more, employees operating the till commonly pocket
some extra spending cash, and will even coordinate efforts with friends
posing as customers so items purchased can be undercharged or not
charged at all. We always recommend coupling your hidden camera
with a cash register overlay, that instantly ties in cash register data with
the video and provides an easy way to pinpoint suspicious activity.
Check out our best-selling Video Overlay Devices on page 18 
#2 Back Door & Dumpster
Back doors and dumpsters are favorite places for thieving employees.
It’s easy for employees to camouflage valuable merchandise with trash
leaving the building, even when prevention measures are employed. A
covert camera disguised as a utility enclosure or loudspeaker blend in
perfectly in these areas.
#3 Storage & Layaway Areas
Stockrooms are typically lacking supervision, and traditional
surveillance cameras can be easy to avoid or disable. Store owners
commonly uncover proof that this area is vulnerable, finding discarded
packaging and RFID tags long after the crime was committed. While
dishonest employees find comfort in these backrooms, these areas also
are the easiest places to conceal covert cameras. Ultra-pinhole cameras,
for example, can be easily placed inside a cardboard box, needing less
than a 1/16" hole for surveillance of a room and crystal clear video.
#4 Vending Machines
Vending machine losses over the course of a year can be huge - but
occur a little at a time. Furthermore, it is often these employees who
are taking advantage of your other vulnerable areas. Covert video
systems using recorders with both time/date search capabilities and
large memory sizes will compile days, weeks and months activity
together, expediting investigations and ensuring seamless and
confident dismissal and prosecution.
#5 Self Serve Areas
Seasonal garden centers or other outdoor merchandise displays are
favorite areas for both dishonest employees and shoplifters. Covert
cameras placed near the most valuable items can provide close up
shots at strategic angles for clear identification - a shortcoming of
traditional overhead cameras. Covert disguises that work well in self
serve areas are faux rocks, plants and safety cones.
Exit Sign Camera
Comes with a one year warranty and
a 30 day money back guarantee.
Wired B/W Exit Sign
Camera COVESBW $189.99
Wired Color Exit Sign
Camera COVESD2 $267.99
2.4Ghz Color Exit Sign
Camera COVESC2 $397.99
Color Covert Sprinkler Camera
Provides a bird’s eye view of any building.
Comes with connecting cables, adhesive hole
template for easy mounting, 1 year warranty and 30
day money back guarantee.
Wired Sprinkler Camera CVL99-V $139.99
Smoke Detector Camera
Camera is mounted at a 30° angle providing a
commanding view when ceiling mounted.
Comes with a one year warranty and a 30 day
money back guarantee.
Wired Color Smoke
Detector COVSDCW $129.99
Wired D/N Smoke Detector COVSDDW $149.99
2.4 GHz Color Smoke
Detector COVSMC2 $329.99
PIR Sensor Camera with DVR
Includes a 48db low noise color CCD imager,
DVR and rechargeable lithium power cell.
Includes PIR camera, video & USB cables, remote
control, bracket, charger/power supply, instructions
and 1 year warranty.
PIR Sensor Cam without IR PIRC2-D $229.99
PIR Sensor Cam with IR PIRC2-DIR $249.99
Wall Clock Camera
Perfect for warehouses, schools & offices.
Wireless 2.4Ghz D/N Wall Clock Camera COVCLD2 $349.99
Wired D/N Wall Clock Camera COVCLDW $199.99
D/N Wall Clock Camera w/ Micro DVR COVCLDD $499.99
Ultra Mini Color CMOS Camera
Measures less than 0.18" diameter, making it
barely wider then the cable it comes on! Now
you can place a camera virtually anywhere the only limit is your imagination.
Comes with connection instructions, 1 year
warranty, and 30 day money back satisfaction
guarantee. Note: comes with bare leads.
PC210 $299.99
Bonus Section The Benefit of Covert Video 11
6 Steps to your Perfect Video Security System
Step 4: Invest in a
Security Monitor
For the most part, the entire security industry has shifted
completely to LCDs … thankfully! Security grade LCD monitors are
easier to view for long periods, don’t have the screen burn-in from
looking at static objects, last twice as long, save space, cost less to ship
and are now more affordable to you!
“Security Grade” - Why our LCDs vs. off-the-shelf models?
Security grade LCD’s are quite different than off-the-shelf models.
Most importantly, most off-the-shelf LCDs don’t feature BNC inputs,
and are incompatible with security DVRs. Security grade monitors
offer several inputs including BNC, VGA, composite video, audio
and HDMI, making them compatible with virtually any DVR on the
market. Additionally, most of our LCDs feature built-in speakers,
allowing you to take advantage of the 2nd dimension of surveillance –
Small form factors
Supercircuits offers smaller LCD displays which make for fantastic
monitors to place on desks, living rooms and even night stands. Of
course, these smaller monitors typically don’t replace your regular
monitor, but they are ideal to use around the house to see who is at the
front door or to make sure customers are being served immediately.
To use a secondary monitor, all that is needed is an extra video cable to connect
to your DVR.
Security Grade LCD Flat Screen Monitors
Make the most out of your security video system with our
security grade LCD monitors! The super high 1280x1024
resolution and 600:1 contrast ratio allow you to get the clearest
image possible from your cameras and DVR. Multiple inputs
including BNC, DVI, RCA, S-Video and VGA allow you to take
advantage of the native signals from your security equipment
without degrading the quality of your images. Capture
important evidence that traditional systems completely ignore
with the built in audio support of our LCD security monitors.
Comes with instructions, AC power cord,
6 foot VGA cord and 1 year warranty.
17" LCD Flat Screen Monitor LCD17-5 $249.99
19" LCD Flat Screen Monitor LCD19-5 $299.99
Test Monitors
Mounting brackets
During installation, these small LCDs make it easy
to position and focus your cameras. As an added
bonus, after the install you can use it as a secondary
monitor on your night stand or desk.
Our LCD mounting brackets are fast and easy
to install, are perfect for applications where space is
limited, and integrate well into exposed areas where a
more professional-looking installation is desired.
Step 5: Don’t Forget
About Cabling!
Quality Cheap video cable is the primary source of poor video
signals. Paying a small premium for security grade, high gage cable will
save you many frustrations, time and money in the long run. So don’t
skimp. Supercircuits offers high-quality power and video cable, backed
by industry leading warranties to protect your investment.
Pre-terminated For your convenience, Supercircuits offers preterminated power and video cables, so they are virtually plug & play
– no special tools needed.
Length Cable typically comes in 25', 50', and 100' segments. Most
cable runs for cameras are well below 100 feet, but if you need longer
cables … no problem. We’ll be happy to provide pre-terminated cables
to the exact length you need. We also offer bulk rolls of cable so that
you can cut them to length on site.
Heavy Duty
Video/Power Cables
We offer a complete selection of quality video and power cables, including
1000' spools of bulk video cable, custom-cut pre-terminated cables, and
standard cable lengths of 25', 50', and 100'.
Power supplies
Quality All Supercircuits turnkey systems come with a regulated
power supply for each camera. These power supplies deliver just the
right amount of power to the camera, which can add several years of
life to your product.
Options Many of our professional customers prefer to upgrade to
multi-camera power supplies. These only require a single power outlet,
simplify the use of a UPS power backup, and provide for a clean, neat
12 Step 4 Invest in a Security Monitor & Step 5 Don’t Forget About Cabling!
To order call 1.877.538.6588 or visit
Step 6: Install
Step 7: Preparation
like a PRO
Choose camera locations
Pick the locations you want
to view-- high theft areas,
doors, cash registers, loading
docks, inventory storage
areas-- anywhere you want
watchful eyes.
Mount cameras
Install lens
This takes just a few
minutes with our MB-14
universal mounting
brackets. The MB-14 is easy
to install on drop ceiling
t-rails, drywall or paneling.
Simply screw on the lens.
Most of our video security
systems come complete
with a 2 to 12mm zoom
lens, which makes it easy to
get the exact camera view
you want.
Connect camera cables
Our systems come with an
all-in-one video and power
cable. With drop ceilings
found in most modern
commercial buildings,
running this single cable is
very easy.
Connect processor
or DVR
Connect the other end of
the cable to your processor
or DVR. Connect the power
supplies to the video cables.
Make final adjustments
Connect the cable from
the processor or DVR to
the monitor and connect
the power cables. Power
up the system and make
final lens and camera angle
Managing Your Security System
Before Crime Occurs
Ensure your equipment is up to snuff…
Nothing is worse than having a crime
committed against you or your business,
and then finding that your surveillance
equipment recorded either nothing at all,
or unusable footage. This happens all the
time - but the reasons might surprise you.
While today’s video surveillance equipment
is extremely reliable, there are other factors
that prevent a surveillance system from
doing its job … and they are usually very
avoidable. Here are some of the more
common reasons:
1. Equipment has failed due to voltage
spikes or lightning strikes
2. Camera lens was dirty or unfocused
3. Camera had been knocked in the
wrong direction
4. Recorder memory was full, and the
overwrite feature was turned off
5. Persons committing the crime disabled
the surveillance equipment
When a crime does occur, you’ll have a lot
on your mind … and time is absolutely critical
when it comes to catching the criminal.
It’s wise to have taken the following steps,
BEFORE crime occurs:
1. Make sure you, and at least one
backup person, are familiar with all
DVR operations
2. Practice offloading video
3. Have blank media on hand
4. Have a notepad & permanent marker
nearby the recorder
Before the police arrive
1. Get a still shot When the police arrive
on the scene, the first thing they’ll ask for is
a description of the suspect(s). This is where
your surveillance gear’s usefulness starts to
shine. An eyewitness description of suspects
is generally very poor; even trained police
officers have a difficult time giving accurate
descriptions. So don’t rely solely on what
you or others saw, freeze frame an image of
the suspect (print the images if possible) and
make specific notes on what the video shows.
A speedy and accurate description of the
suspect(s) is the single biggest contributor to
2. Export proprietary video Most DVRs
will export two digital video types, a generic
format such as AVI and a proprietary
format. Generic formats are useful for easy
review on PC’s. However, police need to
both review the video as well as validate the
video’s authenticity - and most proprietary
formats address both needs.
3. Export more than the crime
footage When exporting video, typically
all that is needed is the video showing the
criminal act. However, it is commonly useful
to include video both before and after the
crime – as many suspects will first plot out
their crime and/or return to the scene to
witness the results of their crime.
4. Mark the copy Once you have
exported video onto a DVD, CD, SD card or
USB drive, give it a permanent identifying
mark. For example, write “Exported
XXhour, MM/DD/YYYY, your initials” on
the medium so that it is never confused
or questioned.
5. The recorder stays Usually, if you can
provide the police with a good export video
of the crime, your recording equipment
can remain onsite. This can be extremely
important, as many criminals will strike
again if not apprehended, and others will
know if you are now unprotected. If your
DVR does not provide exports, then the
police will likely need to take the DVR
for evidence.
After the police leave
1. Make a copy for yourself Your
personal review of events may uncover
details that law enforcement would never
recognize as significant. Review of footage
should be done on a copy - not the original
hard drive. If your DVR does not provide
an export and police have taken the DVR
for evidence, it is a good idea to at least dub
footage onto a DVD recorder or even a VCR.
2. Protect the hard drive The drive
contains the original evidence and you
should guard it. At a minimum, archive the
events of concern onto a separate portion of
the hard drive. Even better, replace the hard
drive and store it in a fireproof safe. If you
do opt to replace the hard drive, be sure to
follow procedures in the records manual or
contact a technical support representative.
3. Don’t share the evidence Once you’ve
exported footage, it can be very tempting
to share it with family, friends and even the
media. However, depending the severity
of the incident, this could jeopardize
Step 6 Install like a PRO & Bonus Step 7 Preparation 13
6 Steps to your Perfect Video Security System
High Performance
Video Security Systems
Turn-key security systems built
with our top-selling products
With over 20 years of experience, we have learned which of
our products work best for specific applications, and exactly what
our customers want. In summary, many of our customers want a
reliable, flexible, all-in-one solution that will perform in virtually any
environment, at a great price.
To address this need, we have combined our most effective and
most popular products to create these turnkey systems - ideal for
nearly any commercial or residential application. These systems are
virtually plug and play and are extremely simple to install and operate.
Additionally, we offer a very aggressive discount with these
pre-configured systems to ensure that you get the absolute BEST
VALUE available.
Don’t worry, if after reading this guide and surveying the choices
of systems you find one that’s nearly perfect but not 100%, we’ll be
happy to customize any component to get you the perfect system
for your needs.
Need Help?
Help is never far away.
Our technicians are on
standby and ready to
lend you a hand. Just call
14 Complete Video Security Systems
Learn More
about our System Components
Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)
Our DVRs feature the latest in H.264 compression technology –
which allows you to record higher quality video using up to 75%
less hard drive space than MPEG-4 or JPEG compressions, and
delivers faster transmission speeds. All models are networkable
for remote viewing and provide easy options to off-load your
video evidence when crime occurs. You will need to select the
appropriate model based on your desired recording capacity, and
of course, the number of cameras that you require (4/8/16).
To learn more about the benefits of H.264 compression
technology, please see page 6 
For a chart of recording capacity for every sized
hard drive, please refer to page 7 
Our turn-key systems include our best selling CD33 series infrared
turret dome cameras. These have quickly become a favorite camera
of our end user and dealer customers, as they provide the ultimate in
performance and flexibility for the price. They are a perfect solution for
virtually any application, as they are weather- and vandal-resistant,
can see up to 50 feet in complete darkness, and some models feature
an adjustable varifocal lens that allows you to adjust the focus of the
camera to capture crystal clear images for a wide range of distances.
To learn more about these cameras, please see page 9 
All of our systems come standard with our new security-grade,
high resolution 17" LCD monitors. These flat screens feature
a rugged metal construction for increased durability, built-in
audio speakers, multiple inputs for the ultimate flexibility,
and super-high 1280 x 1024 resolution for ultra-crisp lines and
images. We offer an upgrade from 17" to 19" for a mere $50 –
something that many of our customers take advantage of.
To learn more about Security Grade Monitors, please see page 12 
All of our systems come complete with all-in-one video/power
camera cables. These cables are pre-terminated with the
connectors you need, which means they’re plug-n-play, right out
of the box. As an option, we also make bulk cabling and connector
kits that allow you to custom cut your own cable length.
To learn more about cabling options, please see page 12 
Power Options
Many of our professional customers prefer to upgrade their power
supplies with a multi-camera power supply, which requires only
one power outlet. This makes using UPS (Uninterruptible Power
Supply) power back up easy and also provides for a clean, neat
installation. However, the majority of our customers stick with
the packaged solution, given the ease of installation … and
there is NO impact on your system’s performance.
To learn more about Uninterruptible Power Supplies, see page 7 
Installation is simple­– if you can connect a DVD player
to a television, then you can install your very own video
security system. To help you along the way, we provide easy
installation guides that give you valuable time savings tips
and ways to get the most value out of your system.
For installation tips, please see page 13 
To order call 1.877.538.6588 or visit
Turn-key Systems for Small Business
and Residential Applications
Internet accessible! Available in 4, 8, and 16 camera options.
These top-selling systems feature our best-selling weather/vandal-resistant
night-vision cameras – in darkness or light, these cameras see it all in every
environment. The system’s triplex H.264 digital video recorder delivers increased
storage capacity, enhanced image quality, and faster transmission speeds. The
DVR is network accessible, providing fast and easy connection to the Internet to
view your cameras from anywhere in the world. Store weeks of video evidence
on the included hard drive, and easily offload via USB or onto your network.
System comes complete with our security grade high-res 17" LCD monitor, preterminated video and power cables, and easy connection instructions for instant
surveillance. And it’s virtually risk-free, with 30 day money back guarantee, 1
year warranty, and lifetime technical support.
upgrade your system!
LCD Monitor
Hard Drive
4 Cameras
8 Cameras
16 Cameras
Part #
Hard Record
Wnty Screen Size Drive
1 yr
17" LCD
258 h
1 yr
17" LCD
404 h
1 yr
19" LCD
809 h
17" to 19"
500GB to 1TB
250GB to 1TB
4 to 8 Cameras
4 to 16 Cameras
8 to 16 Cameras
Advanced Systems with Built-in DVD Burner,
Larger Storage Capacity, and more!
Featuring event-triggered email & FTP notification.
In addition to the powerful capabilities listed above, these popular
systems feature our new professional-grade DVR - offering pentaplex
operation, and advanced features such as event-triggered email/FTP
notification, PTZ camera controls, and more. The built-in DVD burner
allows for fast, secure offloading and sharing of critical video. DVR
also delivers increased frame rate capacity providing real-time (30 fps)
recording, and a higher storage capacity allowing you to store longer
periods of video evidence.
Monitor DVR
4 Cameras 420
8 Cameras 420
16 Cameras 420
Lux Wnty Screen
1 yr 17" LCD
1 yr 17" LCD
1 yr 19" LCD
Part #
2058 h SY30504
3215 h SY30508
6430 h SY30516
All turn-key systems include the following:
Power supplies, 100 foot integrated comprehensive Video/Power cables,
easy quick start guide, warning sticker, and instruction manual. One year
manufacturers warranty on all parts unless otherwise noted.
Complete Video Security Systems 15
6 Steps to your Perfect Video Security System
The camera
never lies
On a Tight Budget?
We've Got More Solutions!
Retailers face an incredible dilemma when it
comes to protecting their merchandise. Sources of
risk come in the form of waste, errors, accidents
and thefts by employees, vendors and so-called
“shoplifters.” Aside from the risk of actual
inventory loss, other risks, namely exposure
to civil litigation, lurk around every corner.
reliable products
at incredible prices
What to do?
The merchant must develop a strategy aimed at
prevention. Prevent and discourage employees
and customers from shoplifting so confrontations
and detentions are avoided if possible.
Turn-key systems for instant security
How do you do that?
Following is a list of strategies to consider, the
consequence of which will inevitably contribute
to the reduction of inventory shrinkage:
Complete 4 Camera Quad System Starting under $240!
»» Never hire an employee on the basis of their
appearance or unverified background.
Perfect for real-time monitoring
of front doors, reception desks,
or entry gates
How can you be in 4 places at the same time? Now
it’s easy. This quad video system allows you to see
video from up to 4 different locations, and easily
zoom in on each with a simple push of a button. You
can even add the capability to record the cameras
by connecting a VCR or DVR to the video output.
Perfect for a manager's office or a public view
monitor. Comes with 4 100' integrated video/power
cables and a QS22 (B/W) or QS20 (Color) processor.
Item description
»» Write out expectations of performance and
rules and share them with employees.
»» Always know what your employees are
doing. Employees are known to do what
you inspect, not what you expect.
»» Treat employees the way you
would want to be treated.
Part #
Res Lux
B/W 4 Camera System
SY30004B 420 0.1
COLOR 4 Camera System SY30004 380 1.0
Wnty Part #
1 yr 4 MD7
1 yr CD14
Screen Size
12" CRT
14" CRT
$239.99 $127
$438.99 $209
View your home or business from
anywhere via the web
This video security system is a perfect
solution for any store manager or small
business owner with a tight budget. It comes
complete with 4 dome cameras, an 160GB
hard drive, a 12" black and white monitor,
cables and easy installation instructions.
B/W 4 Camera System
Color 4 Camera System
Part #
All turn-key systems include the following:
Power supplies, 100 foot integrated comprehensive Video/
Power cables, easy quick start guide, warning sticker, and
instruction manual. One year manufacturers warranty on
all parts unless otherwise noted.
16 Reliable Products at Incredible Prices
»» Count incoming goods to ensure you
get what you’re paying for.
»» Take advantage of modern technology such as
closed circuit television cameras and deploy
them so that customers, vendors and employees
know they are silent witnesses on guard in the
store. Of all technology, the camera ranks #1
because it provides both pro-active and re-active
benefits (serves as a deterrent, can assist in
witnessing a crime and provides historical
documentation of the criminal event).
Complete 4 Camera System with USB Offload
Item description
»» Secure under lock and key highprice goods in stock areas.
Screen Size
»» Create a climate in which employees identify
with the goals of the business, care about the
store, see their future in the continued success
of the store and the best manifestation of that
attitude is reflected in GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE.
It’s hard to steal when an employee is anxious
to provide assistance, direction and advice.
-Chuck Sennewald, CMC, CPP
Mr. Sennewald is a retired security management
consultant, a founder of the International
Association of Professional Security Consultants
To order call 1.877.538.6588 or visit
Recorders you can depend on
Capture the second dimension
of crime with super micro audio
Super High Gain Micro Audio System
These high gain mini preamped mics are two of the
smallest in the world. Preamp features low noise,
high gain and auto level adjustment by on-board
IC. Line level output, 6-15v DC.
4-Camera DVR with USB Off-load
»»4 camera video inputs
»»120fps record speed
»»Manual, schedule and motion recording
»»Remote accessible (DVQ19N)
Comes with easy connection instructions, 1 year
warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
Micro Audio System PA3 $9.99
Inline Micro Audio System PA3-IL $9.99
Built-in schedule, manual and motion record.
Off-load video directly to USB. You can remote
view via the web (DVQ19N).
1280 Hour Time Lapse VCR
Comes with instructions and a 90 day warranty.
Hard drive not included.
4 Camera DVR (No Hard Drive) DVQ19 $99.99
4 Camera Remote Viewable DVR (No Hard
Drive) DVQ19N $149.99
»»Endless loop recording—set it and forget it
»»Easy to use control panel
»»Records 40 hours real time
to 1280 hours time lapse
Create a permanent record of activities at your store or office.
Comes with power cable, IR remote control, and 1 year warranty.
1280 Hr Time Lapse VCR VCR-1280-2 $149.99
Reliable cameras get your security off to a great start
B/W and Color Dome Cameras
These dome cameras work great on ceilings or walls with
a fully adjustable tilt and swivel for total flexibility. We’ve
got a camera to meet your needs, from simple indoor
installations to the most demanding applications, including
harsh weather installations, vandalism prone areas at
schools, ATM’s and correctional facilities.
MD7 & CD14 (Indoor)
Black & White Models
Item Description
Indoor Dome Cam
Zoom Dome Cam
Micro Dome Cam
Part #
Sony Super HAD
MD20 & CD20 (Outdoor)
CD31 & CD32 (Outdoor)
Color Models
1 yr
1 yr
1 yr
Item Description
Indoor Dome Cam
Zoom Dome Cam
Micro Dome Cam
Part #
Sony Super HAD
1 yr
1 yr
1 yr
Infrared Microvideo Camera
Standard Video Cameras
Comes with swivel bracket, instructions, 1 year
warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
Comes with easy connection instructions, C/CS lens adapter, 1 year warranty
and 30 day money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Don’t let the low price fool you!
Even at these low prices, these
cameras are still top performers.
They feature a strong, well built
metal case and are loaded with
features. The RTI model includes
a pre-installed manual iris
2-12 zoom lens.
See in the dark with
invisible infrared light!
»»Precision 3.6mm lens
»»Operates on 12V 120mA
The PC6EX series cameras have the
ability to see in total darkness. The six
element infrared LED array gives you
inexpensive night vision.
Item Description
Part #
Chipset IR Range Res
B/W IR Video Camera PC6EX3 Sharp
Color IR Video Camera PC6EX4 Sharp
Item Description
Color Video Camera 12 Volts DC
RTI w/ Pre-installed 2-12 Zoom Lens
Part #
PC243C-RTI 420
Reliable Products at Incredible Prices 17
6 Steps to your Perfect Video Security System
New Innovations for Business Security
Color Video Identification System
If you sell alcohol or tobacco, or take credit
cards, this video identification system protects
you from underage buyers and credit card
fraud too. Your cashier simply scans the
ID, incorporating a high-resolution image
of it into the permanent video record of the
transaction. This addition will make underage
buyers and thieves think twice before going
through with the sale.
Includes a 1-year warranty.
Color Video Identification System ID1 $639.99
Video Overlay Device
Take away the temptation to take from the
cash register with this innovative device
that lets you overlay sales information
from your register right onto the video of
the transaction—complete with time and
date so you’ll always have an accurate and
admissible record of every transaction.
When you order, give us your cash register
model so we can send the correct interface
cable (sold separately).
1-year warranty.
Video Overlay Device VSI PRO $499.99
What our
Customers are Saying . . .
Public View Monitor
Ideal for retail environments, public
transportation or schools. Low voltage
operation makes this public view monitor
great for existing location were it is difficult
or expensive to run high voltage power lines.
Easy adjustable zoom lens lets you get the
exact field of view you need. »»Camera resolution 520 lines
with Sony chipset
»»Auto iris 3-9mm zoom lens
»»Operates on 12 volts at 5 amps
17" Public View Monitor PVM1 $399.99
20" Public View Monitor PVM2 $499.99
Simply the best
Supercircuits is simply the best security video
solutions provider, hands down. As an owner
of several convenience and high-risk stores,
security is issue that is often on my mind or was. Supercircuits has provided me with
the solutions I need to have peace of mind
that my stores are monitored. In addition to
deterring theft, I know I'll have what I need
if a burglary ever occurs. That has given me
the confidence and freedom to continue
expanding my stores . . . thanks Supercircuits!
—Merlin F., Kyle, TX (pictured left)
Fair prices with world-class support
The products at Supercircuits are priced
fairly, the technical and sales staff are
knowledgeable, and the support is great.
—James C., Columbia, MD
18 New Innovations for Business Security
To order call 1.877.538.6588 or visit
Here are just some of the reasons why
Retailers Choose Supercircuits
over other video surveillance suppliers…
If you are buying a
security system, ask yourself
these 3 questions...
1. Will your system give you
the right coverage?
Each of the systems in this edition
of Business Solutions for Video
Security has been designed to meet
the minimum needs of a certain
type of business—but your specific
requirements may be different. Please
call Supercircuits to ensure you get the
exact components you need.
2. Is your system compatible
with other components?
Supercircuits components are easy
to change, upgrade or replace as
needed. This may not be the case
from other suppliers.
3. Are you getting
a good deal for your money?
One reason retailers like Supercircuits
is that we stand behind all of our
equipment and offer you the best
warranties in the business. But equally
important, Supercircuits offers you a
110% Low-Price Guarantee. So not
only are you buying some of the best
equipment available, you’re getting it at
an unbeatable price.
• 110% Low-Price Guarantee
• Huge in-stock inventory and fast delivery
• Best product warranties in the industry
• 30-day money-back guarantee
• FREE lifetime technical support
• Government and corporate purchase orders welcome
Some restrictions apply. See below for details.
You can order from Supercircuits with confidence. For more than 20 years we have been the
leading supplier of state-of-the-art video security systems and equipment, and we've built a
reputation for keeping customers satisfied.
Enjoy FREE lifetime technical support
Supercircuits knows you’re not an expert on video security systems or their installation. That’s
why we provide FREE lifetime technical support for all their products. So if you need help
with the installation of your system or any other aspect of operation, simply call the security
consultants at Supercircuits and they will provide you with expert technical support.
Supercircuits offers industry-leading warranties
If an item in your system fails or malfunctions within Supercircuits’ 1 year warranty period,
simply return it and we'll replace it or repair it FREE. Also, Supercircuits will assist you with
claims on items covered by other manufacturers’ warranties.
Supercircuits guarantees you the lowest prices
Supercircuits will match a published price PLUS 10% of the difference on any identical,
in-stock item. Simply show Supercircuits the lower price within 30 days after purchasing the
identical product from them and we’ll refund the purchase difference plus 10% of the difference
as a credit to your account. Call Supercircuits for complete details.
Supercircuits provides a 30-day money-back guarantee on most products
If you purchase an item from Supercircuits that for any reason fails to give you complete
satisfaction, you may return it within 30 days of your receipt of the merchandise for an
exchange or full refund so long as it is new and unused, and in its original packaging. Defective
product may be returned within 30 days for a replacement or refund. Ask a Supercircuits
security consultant for complete details.
My Supercircuits system was an immediate asset
I appreciate the great job Supercircuits did in handling our purchase
of the 65-camera systems. We have already found them to be an asset.
The first week we installed them I discovered quite a bit of theft taking
place at one particular location. The result: We recovered the value
of our products and services—and we terminated every employee
working at this location. We also have recently had several bogus
claims against us. One of them was for $6,000. After reviewing the
tape, we declined to pay, as we could clearly see that our employees did
exactly what they were supposed to do. Once again, THANKS!
—Kim Buckhalter, Loss Prevention Director, American Lubefast
A company that truly cares about it's customers
In today's declining economy the thing that separates the companies
that are just trying to make a buck to the ones who truly care about
their customers is the ability to recognize that a happy customer is a
returning customer. Hats off to Supercircuits for the follow up.
—John C., Dayton, OH
Better than the rest
I've tried others - on the internet and local - and it wasn't until I
found Supercircuits that I felt comfortable with the product, prices &
customer service. I now feel at ease with my security needs especially
living in a large city like NY. People should not waste their time as I
did, just go to Supercircuits, your security problems will be over.
—Raymond V., Brooklyn, NY
Supercircuits makes the grade
I have always got what I expected from Supercircuits, and I can't say
that about others. I give Supercircuits an A+.
—Thomas P., Hartwell, GA
Quick, professional service
Getting items to a deployed location in a quick and secure manner has
been a difficult process all year. This was a company and transaction
that was quick, simple, and professional which allowed me to focus on
other tasks.
—Alexander C., Ft. Campbell, KY
Why Supercircuits is Better! 19
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Ultimate Buyer’s Guide for Video Security
Welcome to the 2009 Business
Solutions for Video Security
Buyer's Guide! Inside you'll find
great information for anyone looking
to invest in a video security solution,
Here’s How Your
Retail Dollars Disappear
The average small business with $1 million
in revenue is losing more than $50,000 per year
6 Steps to Your Perfect
Video Security System
See page 3 
Discover how hidden cameras
can double the effectiveness
of your security system
See page 5
10 Tips to Get the Most out
of your Digital Video Recorder
See page 7
It's proven that a simple SMALL BUSINESS
SECURITY SYSTEM can prevent more than 50% of crime!
*University of Florida National Retail Security Survey
Great deals on quality systems
to match ANY budget inside!
Everything you need to know about
choosing the perfect camera
See page 8
Build your bottom line
with hidden cameras
See page 11
Prepare yourself before the crime
occurs - it will make the difference.
We’ll show you how!
See page 11
On a tight budget? Check out our
reliable products at incredible prices!
See page 16
Today's latest security innovations for
small businesses
See page 18 
Customer testimonials about their
experience with Supercircuits
See page 18 
to order call
or visit
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