As crime rates increase and destruction of property is rampant, the CCTV Cameras are becoming the security tool of choice for homeowners, companies, organizations, offices and retail stores. These cameras help prevent crime, detect anomalies and nab criminals. Over time, they have gained popularity; however, most people still need advice on CCTV installation.
The first piece of advice is getting a professional. A DIY job could go wrong, and it’s so time-consuming. It would be much better to hire a professional installation service to avoid insufficient control, unoptimized storage, and overall poor coverage. The second major piece of advice is to know what kind of camera you would need. A wireless camera would require an antenna installation, and any professional installation service should be able to do both.
Now that the advice is out of the way, here are the top six things to note while installing CCTV cameras.
1. The Type of Camera You Need And Its Specification
There are different kinds of cameras, and wireless is the common one. People prefer it because you don’t need wires, and they are so much easier to control than the traditional camera. There are also different camera types like bullet cameras (fixed at a point) and dome cameras, which provides full coverage of the area they are placed. All in all, the coverage and specifications you need will determine the kind of camera you get.
You decide what parts of your home or office are most vulnerable to intruders or vandals, and those are the places that would require coverage. An analyst can be sent in to help you determine the most vulnerable places just in case you’re finding it hard to determine them. These professionals know what place to mount your camera to give optimal coverage. Feel free to point out spots you feel require coverage as well.
This has to do with coverage and the kind of camera placed at different vulnerable locations. An indoor camera should be different from a garage camera. Many miscreants may expect an outdoor camera, but they may not expect an indoor camera. A dome camera as an indoor camera would also save you money.
4. Laws and Legality
There are different laws governing the installation of CCTV cameras. You need to know what your state or country’s laws say about it. Normally, most laws require you to inform people that security cameras are watching them in public places. Also, bathrooms and other private areas cannot have cameras.
You would most likely need to take permission from the right authorities for your CCTV installation, especially if your camera would be facing a neighboring home or store. It would also be a form of courtesy to inform your neighbours and change the camera angle if they are not comfortable with it.
6. Acquire more equipment to protect your house
Having a CCTV camera is not enough to protect your house against crime. You should consider installing a safety garage, doors and windows that help you to feel 100% protected.
This may not be an exhaustive list, but it still covers the major things that are crucial while installing a CCTV. There are also other technical details to consider, like the storage method and capacity. Choosing a system that supports remote control and access is also very advisable. This way, you can access your CCTV camera(s) from any location.
CCTV Installation does not have to be stressful; you should select a reliable installation service provider to take care of everything. DIY may be good, but a professional’s work is much better and safer.