Palm Beach Security - Simply The Best Gold Coast CCTV Cameras

Professional Gold Coast Security Systems

Quality Equipment

Professional security cameras are the most effective deterent against crime. Quality cameras strategically placed are extremely effective and a reassuring asset when you are away

Peace Of Mind

One of the greatest benefits of CCTV cameras is the benefit knowing that your property will always alert you if there is trouble day or night, 24 hours a day

Quality Cabling

Quality cabling installed by a qualified technician is vitally important when installing professional CCTV cameras in your home or business. Poor cabling can ruin the outcome of CCTV

Amazing Software Features

We use Hikvision and HiLook equipment which is packed with the most amazing AI and software features available at very affordable prices


Only The Best CCTV


From the budget friend HiLook cameras right up to completely customised package deals with 24 hour colour and two-way audio AcuSense cameras with fully automated audio warnings, strobe light deterents, human target detection and 24 hour intrusion detection notifications to your phone anywhere in the world. There is nothing that Palm Beach Security cannot do at very affordable costs with professional, friendly, and reliable service.

HiLook Security Cameras are Incredible Value

The Hikvision HiLook CCTV equipment we have installed throughout 2020 and 2021 has been incredible popular and a huge hit for a smaller budget

AcuSense The Worlds #1 Best Security Camera

Hikvision AcuSense is the most advanced CCTV camera with targeted identification of humans or vehicles, two-way audio and so much more

Hikvision ColorVu - the Power of 24 Hour Colour

Hikvision ColorVu is so powerful it captures vivid colour in the lowest light, and even complete darkness is no problem. Every detail is captured with ColorVu.

Customised Package Deals Direct From the Distributor

We specialise in creating incredible security packages to suit every condition possible. We've done it all with over 30+ years of technical expertise.

Professional Vs. Retail Security Cameras

As you just learned, there are two broad categories of security cameras. What you generally find at stores are consumer grade cameras, which usually come with 4 or 8 or 16 cameras with a video recorder and sell at a starting price of less than AU$1000 for a 4-camera kit. The second category of camera, professional grade cameras, generally starts at about AU$1500 for a 4-camera package — a higher price, but the customers who get this instantly see a massive difference in quality. Video recorders, called NVR’s (Network Video Recorders) can be purchased separately, and professional recorders start at about AU$600 and can range up to AU$4000 depending on the amount of storage, camera connectivity, and features.

CCTV Camera Quality

On the surface, these two camera categories may appear similar, though if you were able to see inside, the differences become obvious and distinct. Professional cameras are designed and built for high-performance applications where failure is not an option; consumer grade cameras are not. Typically, retail store cameras are built to work well when there is plenty of available light, and once the lighting becomes low or absent (think sunset or nighttime), their pedigree begins to show. Professional CCTV cameras outperform their cheaper cousins because they have larger internal video sensors and much higher-quality components that can adapt and capture excellent low light video.

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For non-professional shop purchased cameras to be sold for the lower prices, the manufacturers absolutely must cut corners, and the result is compromised performance. Consumer / hardware store grade cameras can work well in certain situations but when looking to gather evidence of a crime they come up short time after time.

Professional security cameras are the best choice to monitor your valuables and catch the bad guys.

How Much Camera Resolution is Enough?

A crucial topic to discuss is the resolution of the camera. It can be confusing to figure out how much is enough. Resolution refers to the number of pixels that make up a CCTV image. The more pixels there are, the more detailed the video image will be, which is especially useful if you need to digitally zoom in on certain details during playback. 4K resolution contains about four times more picture information than 1080p. Surveillance cameras are also made in these two resolutions, and it would be natural to believe that the more dots in the video image the better, right? Yes and no. When it comes to surveillance cameras, there are some difficult consequences to having such a high resolution 4K image. In this case, more is not always better.

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It would be hard to tell the difference between 1080p and 4K resolution when looking at a normal camera image. The main benefit of 4K resolution is the ability to resolve details after the fact, which means users can zoom in on details such as faces while playing back a security event recording. However, while 4K resolution offers some advantages, it also has some disadvantages. 4K images are very large and take up a lot of recording storage space. So much so, in fact, that they need about four times the hard drive space of 1080p to record the same length of video footage. Be prepared to spend more money if extended video storage is important.


If you are interested in a 4K camera system, ideally you will have a very high-speed internet connection and a robust home network, ideally an enterprise level network. As mentioned above, the images from the 4K camera are very large, and that's a lot of data to send over the home network and possibly to an offsite cloud recording service (more details below). Trust your HTA Certified Tech Professional for advice here as they will be able to determine if a 4K camera system will work in your situation. Some of the better brands of camera systems have controls to adjust some of the recording parameters so that slower network connections continue to work reliably. Note that 1080p resolution usually has enough detail to deliver important video information while preserving network bandwidth and hard drive storage.

Meanwhile, the face of the person walking into the store is never captured because they are standing in the under-exposed store. Though the example given here is for a store, homes often have challenging mixed lighting conditions, too.

Professional CCTV cameras solve this problem by taking an image of the dark room and an image of the bright doorway and then combines the two images together to create a properly exposed composite image of the two areas. From your perspective the image looks completely normal since the doorway and room appear to be at the same brightness level. As a result, faces are properly exposed at the brightly lit door and in the darker areas of the store, accomplishing the goal of capturing excellent quality video of everyone. WDR is a standard feature in professional cameras like Hikvision. It is becoming a selling feature of non-professional cameras, but it has not been done well at all as the cheap cameras don’t have the expensive processors to run WDR logic properly. Once consumers buy the cheap cameras and work this out for themselves is too late to return the cheap cameras. We see this all the time and hopefully this page helps you to avoid this expensive mistake.

What Is Wide Dynamic Range, or WDR ??

This is such an important and critical feature! Hikvision CCTV cameras support a feature called Wide Dynamic Range and contain algorithms called Powered-by-Darkfighter even in their entry level cameras. This is an imperative feature when dealing with difficult lighting conditions such as brightly lit sunlight areas and dark shadowy areas in the same picture. For example, it’s very common for a business to have a camera pointed at the front door of their store. When someone opens the door, a large amount of sunlight will shine through the doorway, flooding the camera’s sensor. A consumer grade camera will try to adapt to the extra light being let in the room and will open its shutter to compensate. In turn, this causes the doorway to look properly exposed, though the store itself now appears dark because the room in which the camera is mounted is darker than the area of the doorway. In this case, the business owner ends up having a well-exposed doorway, though an indoor image that is too dark to be usable.

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Meanwhile, the face of the person walking into the store is never captured because they are standing in the under-exposed store. Though the example given here is for a store, homes often have challenging mixed lighting conditions, too.

Professional CCTV cameras solve this problem by taking an image of the dark room and an image of the bright doorway and then combines the two images together to create a properly exposed composite image of the two areas. From your perspective the image looks completely normal since the doorway and room appear to be at the same brightness level. As a result, faces are properly exposed at the brightly lit door and in the darker areas of the store, accomplishing the goal of capturing excellent quality video of everyone. WDR is a standard feature in professional cameras like Hikvision. It is becoming a selling feature of non-professional cameras, but it has not been done well at all as the cheap cameras don’t have the expensive processors to run WDR logic properly. Once consumers buy the cheap cameras and work this out for themselves is too late to return the cheap cameras. We see this all the time and hopefully this page helps you to avoid this expensive mistake.

Is Great Night Vision Really Important?

Now let's look at why cheap retail cameras have poor night vision. When a camera tries to see in the dark, it needs a light source to illuminate the area below. Unfortunately, the night vision illuminators that come with retail or hardware store cameras are designed for short range only and have a fixed IR brightness. They overexpose what is nearby in a scene, making people and objects appear without any detail. You could also try to identify the bad guys. However, professional CCTV cameras like Hikvision are equipped with much more advanced night vision infrared (IR) illuminators that can automatically adjust their brightness to the scene. This feature is called “Smart IR” and it matches the infrared light output from the camera to the scene. With Smart IR, subjects appear correctly exposed and in detail. If a camera cannot capture and deliver a clear and properly exposed image day or night, its usefulness is practically zero.

Integrating your CCTV, Intercom and Alarm Systems

There are many critical reasons for choosing professional CCTV cameras like Hikvision. In today's networked world, a surveillance system is rarely a standalone system. It is extremely important to know your camera system at least has the ability to integrate with other products. Integration refers to "smart" devices that can communicate with each other over a network. With the advent of the connected home (aka "smart home") and products that allow you to control lighting, audio / video, door locks, alarm systems and more. Hikvision professional cameras can communicate with other Hikvision smart devices, such as IP intercom and the Hikvision AX Pro alarm system. Another benefit of integration is when a security sensor is triggered the connected systems can work together to create an impenetratable perimeter around your property, triggering sirens, audio warning, two communication with your smart phone, visual strobe light alerts and much more.

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Meanwhile, the face of the person walking into the store is never captured because they are standing in the under-exposed store. Though the example given here is for a store, homes often have challenging mixed lighting conditions, too.

Professional CCTV cameras solve this problem by taking an image of the dark room and an image of the bright doorway and then combines the two images together to create a properly exposed composite image of the two areas. From your perspective the image looks completely normal since the doorway and room appear to be at the same brightness level. As a result, faces are properly exposed at the brightly lit door and in the darker areas of the store, accomplishing the goal of capturing excellent quality video of everyone. WDR is a standard feature in professional cameras like Hikvision. It is becoming a selling feature of non-professional cameras, but it has not been done well at all as the cheap cameras don’t have the expensive processors to run WDR logic properly. Once consumers buy the cheap cameras and work this out for themselves is too late to return the cheap cameras. We see this all the time and hopefully this page helps you to avoid this expensive mistake.

How Can We Help

We would love to hear from you. Everything we discuss is 100% obligation free and entirely confidential. We are happy to give you our professional advice and if you choose to hold off that's absolutely fine. We honestly hope our consultation and advice is at least helpful to you.

Phone: 0480 341 011