According to a Confused.com survey of 2,000 residents in the United Kingdom 13% of respondents have had their homes burgled. It is widely predicted that in the near future CCTV systems will be integral to all new-build homes. If you are considering installing a CCTV system in your home it is important to seek professional advice so that you get the most appropriate solution that is right for you and your family.
- You should ideally have cameras recording both the outside and the inside of your home, with the footage stored on the cloud.
- Cameras connected to your smart phone will allow you to live stream, so you can check your home when at work or away on holiday.
- Don’t stand for ugly, badly-designed hardware – many cameras are beautiful in design, and can be unobtrusive.
- Make sure that the set-up of your system avoids blind spots – professional advice can help you design a system that is right for your unique property.
- Will you want a facial recognition system? Perhaps able to remember faces seen before.
- Ask about cameras that are able to follow movements around your home, including timestamps, so that the recordings can be used in evidence in the event of a break-in.
- Good automatic zoom will be necessary.
- Intercom functions can allow you to speak to callers even if you are not present at the property.
- Remember that night vision mode can cause many cheaper CCTV cameras to slow down.
- Insist on pictures that are sharp and clear, with minimal lag between my actions and the image displayed on the app.
- One option is to have a CCTV system that will shine a strong LED spotlight when it detects movement.
- Beware of cheaper systems that are prone to glitches, freezing, and crashing.
- One major decision when it comes to buying your home security camera system will be its power source – take professional advice on what is best for you.
Perhaps GBSG can help with your home CCTV system?
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