CCTV systems for the home


According to a 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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