CCTV is an increasingly common installation for homes and businesses, and it can be so beneficial to give you peace of mind and ensure that your property is properly monitored and protected. Designing a CCTV system should be bespoke to your property and your requirements, as well as your circumstances. There are many options that you can use to tailor your CCTV to your home or business premises, and you might be wondering what to include.
What is CCTV?
CCTV is a system made up of a collection of cameras, each of which takes continuous images. These images are then transmitted, wirelessly or via a cable, to the storage device and a display monitor, which can usually be your smartphone or your computer monitor. Whether for your home or your business property, the CCTV system will be tailored to your needs.
The options for your CCTV set up
If you’re wondering about the set up of your CCTV system and the options you have, you’ll be faced with two main choices:
The wireless CCTV systems have no internal wiring, using internet or a Wi-Fi connection to transmit the images from the camera to a smart device. The internet connection also allows the cameras to communicate with each other.
A wired connection for your CCTV uses cables and wires to transmit video footage. This often requires internal wiring during the installation, but can sometimes be more secure and means that there is little to no interference from networks.
CCTV features for your property
There are some features that will be commonplace in your CCTV, and that will be necessary for your required use. This includes:
- Storage device
- Video recorder
- Monitor (your smartphone or computer)
However, there are additional features that you could decide to include in your CCTV system, allowing you to further personalise your security systems to your requirements. Features that you may choose to include or prioritise on your system could be:
- HD video quality – High quality images that help you see clearly the room in question
- HDR – High Dynamic Range (guaranteed quality of camera footage regardless of lack of light)
- Night vision – Footage regardless of the dark, when crime could be most likely
- Zoom – Able to identify faces with the zoom function, and access more detailed images
- Audio capability – Inbuilt speakers and a microphone, allowing for audio to be played
- Alarm notification – The system can alert you if property is at risk
The style and size of your CCTV
You will also have choices when it comes to the style and size of your CCTV cameras. If you are looking at investing in CCTV for your home, you could come across the following options when searching for the right one for you.
- Dome – Usually installed on ceilings, providing a 360° view of the room
- Bullet – Installed in the corners of a room to provide the widest view and coverage
- Pan/tilt/zoom – This gives the user control over the angle and view, you can zoom and tilt the camera as you wish
With the many options available, you may decide you need some advice. That’s where our team at Patron Security comes in. We are experienced in designing CCTV systems for homes and businesses, tailoring their system to their requirements and the intricacies of their properties. If you would like to talk about your CCTV options, just give us a call on 01233 334135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.