Security Tips for Doors, Windows and More

Security Tips for Doors, Windows and More

CCTV Buying Guide

by Dustin Rose

Would you want to install a CCTV system on your property? Quality CCTV cameras are a sure way to improve the security of your home. Below is a short guide to help you purchase CCTV cameras. 

Type of Camera

There are various types of CCTV cameras to suit your different needs. For instance, dome cameras have a 360-degree view. They are excellent for commercial and indoor applications such as restaurants and malls. Their beautiful design can help improve the appeal of your interior. Bullet CCTV cameras are ideal for outdoor use. They have a sturdy casing that protects the camera from dirt and harsh weather. They also have high-quality lenses that can view objects that are far away from your property. Pan, tilt and zoom cameras have a dome-like design. These cameras have a remote control system that can rotate or tilt the camera in any direction. As such, they can be used to assist security guards during patrols.

Camera Features

Choose a camera that provides clear and crisp pictures. Modern CCTV cameras have an HD feature that improves the quality of the footage. It allows you to zoom into the footage to identify fine details such as number plates without blurring the image. Typically, HD and 4K videos will require more storage space. As such, choose a system that has sufficient storage. Some companies provide cloud storage that can be expanded to suit your needs.

Some cameras have infrared to enhance night vision capabilities. Choose a camera that has a smart infrared feature. It adjusts the intensity of the infrared when an object is too close. As such, the image does not become white or blurry. IP cameras use an Ethernet connection as opposed to the standard coaxial cables. They are easy to set up since they do not require a lot of wiring. Besides, you can access the live feed from your phone or tablet. 

High-tech security cameras will have sensors that send an alert to your phone once they detect movement. These cameras can also be connected with your home alarm system. When buying such cameras, ask whether they can differentiate between human and animal movements. It helps prevent false alarms. 

Manufacturing Company

Consider companies that are reputable for high-quality CCTV systems. Check the warranty of the system. Some manufacturers will provide after-sales support services such as shipping, installation and regular maintenance. They will also give discounts to serious customers.

When buying a CCTV camera, examine the various types of cameras, check the camera features and work with CCTV manufacturers. 


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Security Tips for Doors, Windows and More

When it comes to security, there is no one-size-fits all approach. In some cases, installing a security system that meets your needs is as simple as putting an alarm or sensor on a door, but in other cases, to truly make yourself more secure, you may need to replace the door itself, put in new locks, add security lighting and finally put in the security system. In this blog, I am going to look at security from virtually every angle. I am going to help you figure out which steps you need to take to make your home and business safer. Ready to boost your safety? Then start exploring these posts!