Feel Lost while looking for a Security Camera System for your Home? We have the right solution for you. Let us first answer a few questions to better help you find the right solution.
WHERE TO START?
There are several options when selecting a Security Camera System. There is also several technologies available that also work in different ways. We will help you choose the right system based on YOUR needs. First things first, CCTV CORP only sells and offers HD surveillance cameras so anything on this site is all HD quality.
CHOOSE WIRING TYPE
Before you begin choosing a system, the first thing you need to do is decide on the type of wiring you can run for your home. Do you have attic space? Will you be exposing wiring? Can you easily run wires to the camera install locations? You have 3 choices with security cameras. 1. Coax Based Cameras which use coax cable. Similar to your cable company coax cable. 2. Network wire cameras that use the same computer cable you use on most of your devices at home. 3. Wireless cameras that use wifi to send a video signal. This may seem like the best option but you still need to provide power to the WiFi cameras, so wiring is still needed.
INDOOR OR OUTDOOR CAMERAS
Do you need indoor cameras, outdoor cameras or both types? Start by choosing the key areas of your home you wish to have monitored and recorded by video. You want to know how high your cameras will be placed when installed to better determine the coverage of the camera. Take a count of how many cameras you think you will need and of which type. (outdoor or indoor )
How much light do you have on your property? Is it very dark at night? Most of our cameras offer infrared lighting so they can see in complete darkness. It important to know how far out you need your cameras to see. This is also why we asked you to know how high your cameras will be mounted because the height of the camera can shorten the range of the infrared and needs to be accounted for.
HOW MANY CAMERAS?
Once you know how many cameras you need you will need to select a recorder that will work with that many cameras. Most DVRs (digital video recorders) come in 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 Channels. Each channel supports one camera. So if you need 5 cameras you would actually want an 8ch recorder. This would leave you with 3 additional channels for more cameras. It is always good to get a bigger DVR if you plan on adding more cameras later. If you choose a DVR that is too small you would have to replace it with a DVR with more capacity if you ever want to add more cameras.