Get Started With CCTV
When deciding on what type of CCTV system you will need, there will be many different considerations you must make before you choose a system. Firstly, are you looking for a CCTV system for your home or a CCTV system for your business? There are many different types of CCTV cameras that will be more suited for home purposes and then some for businesses, and if you are looking to integrate a CCTV camera as part of a whole system, then this is another thing you need to think about. In this article, VOG Fire & Security have put together a helpful buying guide to help you to decide on which CCTV system to buy.
Getting Started With CCTV
As we have mentioned, if you are looking to invest in a CCTV system, you can either purchase a CCTV camera on its own or one that comes with a whole security package with multiple components in place, such as burglar alarms and access control. Prices vary between different types of CCTV systems, and on the lower end of the scale, you can expect to pay around £20 for a standard wired camera and on the higher end of the scale for a vandal-proof camera, around £450.
Wired CCTV Cameras
Wired CCTV cameras are recognised as traditional security cameras and are usually placed on a wall or object in an outside area with wiring that connects the camera straight to a DVR system ( digital video recorder). This type of CCTV camera is harder to install and will often require the services of professional CCTV installers who will ensure that the wiring is professionally set up correctly.
Wireless CCTV Systems
Wireless CCTV cameras are considered more convenient for homeowners and are growing in popularity due to the easy integration to apps where you can view footage whenever you like on your mobile or tablet. Wireless CCTV cameras are only functional when there is a good WIFI connection between the camera to the digital hub where the footage gets stored in a cloud, so there is always a risk if the connection is poor that footage can be impacted. These types of CCTV cameras are less invasive to your home compared to wired so they are much easier to set up without any drilling required.
CCTV Image Resolutions
CCTV cameras will all have a footage resolution, and understanding how resolutions are measured will allow you to pick a camera that delivers high-quality footage. Resolutions on CCTV cameras are measured in lines and the higher the number of lines, the sharper the footage will be. Image quality is also determined by the type and size of chip that a camera use and smaller chips deliver lower-quality images compared to larger ones.
If you want to get the best out of your CCTV security, then you need to have high-quality footage that will allow you to get a clear picture of any theft or other kinds of criminal activity taking place on your property. To get the best quality footage, you need to invest in a high-resolution CCTV camera, which will be more expensive but a worthwhile investment to make.
We Can Help You Choose The Right CCTV System
Here at VOG Fire & Security, we have years of industry experience and supply a high-quality range of CCTV systems perfect for both homes and businesses. We offer expert CCTV installation and can offer you a free consultation to help you select a CCTV camera that meets your specific requirements. To discuss our range of CCTV cameras, get in touch with our team today.