What Is HD CCTV?

By Jonathan Ratcliffe

HD CCTV stands for High Definition Closed Circuit Television. HD CCTV is essentially a step up from standard analogue CCTV that allows users to upgrade from their analogue setup without too much disruption to their system. Essentially, you can upgrade an analogue CCTV system simply by swapping the analogue cameras for HD versions. This ensures ... Read more


costco-cctv-installationHD CCTV stands for High Definition Closed Circuit Television. HD CCTV is essentially a step up from standard analogue CCTV that allows users to upgrade from their analogue setup without too much disruption to their system. Essentially, you can upgrade an analogue CCTV system simply by swapping the analogue cameras for HD versions. This ensures that CCTV footage is in a higher definition and therefore makes it easier to identify any potential suspects. 

Although HD cameras are easier to install and cheaper and IP cameras, they are already being supplanted by this newer technology. This is because HD CCTV systems are ultimately limited whereas you can grow an IP CCTV setup organically with less reliance on cables and have more control over where you place your cameras. They still remain a cheap and simple to use system however and can be a good choice if you are on a budget.

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BY Jonathan Ratcliffe

Jonathan manages Marketing at CCTV.co.uk - with over 15 years experience in CCTV Installation - he writes as an Expert in CCTV Systems, News, Crime Rate Analysis and other FAQs