Local CCTV Camera System

Description and Purpose
Alarm verification, deterrent, and surveillance applications are the most popular reasons for installing CCTV Cameras in a security application. CCTV offers direct ways to save a facility money. In terms of deterring internal loss, and reducing guard costs by allowing a centralized guard to tour using CCTV while another roams the grounds to show a presence

Figure 1: Designing Camera Systems

Cameras are ideal for facilities like Banks, kitchen facilities, public processing centers, restrooms, hospitals, and other facilities. Cameras can be used in Intrusion Detection, Access Control and Annunciation systems, and in Panic System applications.

Connections and Considerations

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Model No.


Mounting Options




Contact: Surface Mount

Exposed on Door or Window Frame

1.25” gap



VistaView Integrated
CCTV Switcher Module


Switch up to 4 cameras



Panic Button

Under desks or counter tops

Addressable panic switch





Connects to Keypads, camera switchers, wireless receivers, and relay modules.



V-Plex™ Data Bus


Connects to addressable devices, zone input devices and relay modules.



2-wire, 18 AWG, Fire rated, Non-shielded

Use Genesis 1118 for Non-Fire Applications

This part number is an example. See your building and electrical codes for actual jacketing requirements.



4-wire, 18awg, Fire-rated, non-shielded

Use Genesis 1119 for Non-Fire Applications

This part number is an example. See your building and electrical codes for actual jacketing requirements.


For all of these applications, the system integrates best with VistaView, because VistaView eliminates the need for complex relay cabling and configuration. VistaView is a data driven fully integrated CCTV switcher that allows you to connect up to four cameras, a monitor, and recorder to each switcher. You can have more than one switcher on a system, and the maximum number of switchers depends on the control panel you choose for the application.


Figure 2: CCTV Surveillance


Solving Surveillance Issues

Strategically, you can place cameras over the cash drawer, inside building entries, outside building exits, in elevator lobbies, on loading docks, or any location where traffic must pass. You can also place cameras in the work place to verify daily activity, or in parking lots to verify vehicle entry, exit, or for lot surveillance purposes. In access control applications, you can use cameras to keep a video log of those who enter or attempt to enter, or pass through doors. For Intrusion Detection applications you can use cameras for triggering, in the event, of an alarm on a particular zone. In Panic System applications, you can use cameras to view areas where alarms have been initiated, such as labs, shops, classrooms, or other public areas.

A typical CCTV System includes cameras, a switcher, and a recording device. Honeywell Security provides the switcher. Cameras, monitors, and recording device are supplied by Honeywell Video.