Most shopping malls, car parks and pubs among other public places are fitted with CCTV cameras. Unlike the years past, home owners conscious of their security are adopting such systems in their properties today. Of course not all people are installing such systems in their homes as shown in a 2013 survey. Among the 1,292 members interviewed, only 5% of them were using CCTV in their homes.
It is possible to install CCTV cameras to work on their own. A good example is the baby monitor used to keep watch of a child in the home. Another option is to buy them as part of an entire security system. Whatever your decision, the market is full of suitable cameras for each purpose to meet the needs of different users.
With a small budget, you can get a single wired camera capable of surveillance at night. The price depends on the specific design and features of the camera. Some powerful gadgets cost up to 4000 dollars or higher. Such is suitable for both day and night monitoring, with pan-tilt-zoom capabilities or, better still, digital zoom. Most of the gadgets designed for outdoor use are also vandal proof. This price does not include installation charges. Make sure to talk to a technician and find out how much they will charge you for setting up the system in your home.
For any camera you choose, ask the vendor or your technician which other equipment you will require to complete your surveillance system. In most cases, you may have to buy a DVR (digital video recorder) to store the recorded footage for future viewing. Other items include connectors, dummy cameras where necessary and network cables in case of a wired system.
Even with the most sophisticated CCTV cameras, effective security in your home is only attained when you adopt other proactive measures besides video surveillance. For once, every member of your house should be conscious of personal safety whether within the property or outside. In addition, one should not leave door and window locks open when going out of the house just because there is a CCTV camera watching. Other provisions like installation of perimeter walls, burglar alarms, and security lights will go a long way in ensuring effective security for your home.
You home is an important investment which should be given proper care. Today, concerns about security are on the rise with rising crime rates witnessed in various parts of the world. One cannot be slack about the safety of their property and loved ones. Talk to a representative from Complete Alarms today and find out about their home security solutions which could help deter criminals from coming near your home.