Video security technology represents an efficient, cost-effective way to protect your home, your loved ones, and your business. At Greatline Communications, we design, install and support CCTV systems that keep homes and businesses throughout the Chicago, IL area safe and secure. We provide custom designed video camera systems that can be easily monitored 24/7/365 via our free iOS and Android compatible app.
Whether you need to protect a single family residence or a multi-campus corporate facility, having a professionally installed video security system provides important benefits, including:
Greatline Communications installs proven video security equipment with the highest quality components, the latest chipset technologies and ultra-high resolution, to deliver crisp video images in any kind of lighting conditions. Our cutting-edge video surveillance systems are engineered to deliver the most user-friendly experience possible, from installation to operation. Our security camera systems offer:
Our experts can guide you through all of your camera and recorder options to help customize a video security solution that delivers superior performance and reliability, at a price point that fits your budget:
Learn how we can customize a security solution for your Chicago, IL home or business. Contact us today for a no-obligation security assessment.
The days of grainy, black and white video surveillance footage are long gone. Greatline Communications
provides video surveillance cameras in a variety of resolutions up to 8.0 MP (4K) that
provide outstanding full color image quality, even in the most challenging lighting
Many people don’t realize how important camera resolution is, until they need to put their video images to use. If an incident were to occur, the forensic detail required for facial identification is absolutely essential to being able to provide court-admissible evidence. The better your video evidence, the more likely you are to prove your case and recover your assets.
Our cameras consistently provide excellent HD image quality, regardless of lighting conditions and the size and characteristics of the monitored area – all while minimizing bandwidth and storage space requirements.
Break-ins in the Chicago, IL area often happen at night, especially if the perpetrator
is targeting a business. This is because criminals tend to focus on a target when they think
no one will be present. If you were to become the victim of a break-in or burglary and your
cameras employed outdated technology, you could incur significant losses if your video
surveillance system failed to capture the intruder’s identifying details.
At Greatline Communications, our video surveillance cameras are engineered with the latest processors, image chipsets, and infrared technology to deliver uncompromising low-light and nighttime performance. Our cameras are equipped with advanced infrared (IR) technology, to deliver ultra-crisp images in low light to complete darkness. These powerful features also deliver up to 30% energy savings over standard IR technology.
Outdoor video surveillance cameras need to perform 24/7/365, no matter what the weather
conditions. With video security cameras from Greatline Communications, you never have to worry about
weather being an issue. Our cameras’ rugged metal enclosures carry an IP67 weather
protection rating, with an operating temperature range of -40o to 140 o F.
And for cameras in locations that may be vulnerable to vandalism or tampering, we offer vandalproof dome cameras with IK10 rated impact resistance, to ensure continuous delivery of high quality video.
Whether you’re searching for a video surveillance system for your home or business, you may
find it beneficial to have a system that utilizes multiple channels. For example, homeowners
may want to switch between viewing indoors and outdoors, while business owners may want to
have channels recording the front desk, the retail floor and the stock room.
Whatever your needs may be, Greatline Communications can help you choose a video recording solution that supports whichever number of cameras you need for your application. Additionally, we can help you prepare for the future. We can put a system in place that makes it easy to add cameras as your home or business needs expand, helping to reduce installation costs and time in the future. Doing so enables you to get the most out of your security investment.
Home and business owners have different video surveillance needs. Because no two video
surveillance applications are alike, Greatline Communications offers multiple recording modes to best
suit your needs. Some home or business owners may prefer to have continuous recording,
giving them the peace of mind that they are capturing video footage 24/7. Others may prefer
to have scheduled recordings enabled, such as when no one is at home, or after hours when
burglaries are most likely to occur in the workplace. A third option is for motion-detection
recording, which will begin recording whenever a motion sensor detects movement in a
Deciding on which type of recording mode you prefer is an important step in determining the best video surveillance system for your application. The recording mode you choose can help us figure out how much storage you’ll need and the type of cameras and recorders you’ll need. All of these factors will impact your budget, so we’ll work with you to come up with a system that falls within your price range.
If you were to store many weeks’ or months’ worth of HD video, you would need a tremendous
amount of storage space. Fortunately, Greatline Communications offers recorders that feature H.265+ video
compression, to help reduce the storage space you need to keep your critical video files on
hand. Many home and business owners prefer to store all of their captured surveillance for
at least a few weeks, in case any issues were to arise and they need to go back and review
H.265+ technology makes this possible because it reduces the size of your video files, which reduces your hard drive storage requirements. You’ll still have access to crisp, clean images, but won’t have to worry about investing most of your budget into storage space. By utilizing H.265+ video compression, you can dedicate sufficient funds to purchasing high-quality cameras and know that you’ll still be able to keep weeks’ worth of video footage on file.
Greatline Communications is proud to offer remote monitoring and mobile access to all of our clients in the Chicago, IL area. Remote monitoring enables you to view your video from a web browser or iOS or Android mobile device. Knowing that you can check in on your home or business at any time can help give you peace of mind. Whether you receive an email alert or you just want to check in and see what’s happening, you can log in on your laptop, tablet, or cell phone and see a live view of your cameras' feeds.
Your recording needs may change throughout the day. For example, a homeowner or a business owner may want a continuous feed while they are present in their home or office, but a motion-sensor feed once they leave for the day. These recording modes may vary day-to-day. With our systems, you can control the recording modes remotely, changing them in a flash from your laptop or mobile device.
It's not feasible to sit in front of a laptop or phone all day watching live-streams of your camera feeds, which is why we offer email and mobile alert technology. Many of our video security solutions can send an alert to your email or mobile device if anything suspicious were to occur. This allows you to react to an incident in real-time. You can either log in to view your camera feeds, or call your local authorities to stop the culprits in their tracks.
Not only can you look at your camera’s feeds while you’re away, you can also control your cameras remotely. For example, if you forget to turn a camera on before you leave your business for the evening, you can log in to your mobile app and activate it. You can do the same for your home if, for instance, you are meeting friends for dinner and will be home later than usual.
At Greatline Communications, we also provide fully integrated security systems, connecting your video surveillance system to other aspects of your home or business security plan. For example, we can link your video surveillance system to your motion-detector system and give you access to everything from a remote device. You can use the same system that you use for your security cameras to control all of your other home or business security measures. If you usually set your motion sensors to turn on at 8:00pm but know you are going to be home later than usual, you can change the activation time from your mobile device or computer to help prevent you from setting off the alarm when you return.