CCTV cameras

5 key CCTV features to consider when getting a new system

When it comes to protecting your property, it makes sense to fully acknowledge what needs to be done to increase levels of security and then find the most appropriate solutions.

To that end, installing CCTV can be a huge benefit, both in terms of being a deterrent and also giving you additional peace of mind that, should the worst happen, you will be in a good position to make an insurance claim and also assist the relevant authorities.

So, with that in mind, what features should your CCTV system contain?

What makes one system better than another, and what will give your property additional protection?

1. Ability to film in low light

If your CCTV system is going to be beneficial during both the day and the night, it has to have the capacity to record in low light. Check the lux rating of the camera(s) in question to be sure that it can record effectively, regardless of the time of day or year.

2. Have style in mind

There are generally two types of CCTV; one is large, brash and obvious, the other is subtle and discreet. Both have their benefits, but you must decide which is best for you and your circumstances. If you want the presence of CCTV to deter would-be criminals, go for something noticeable, but if you want it to be inconspicuous, then opt for something more understated.

3. Consider adjustment

Sometimes it might be beneficial for your camera to be fixed on one very specific location, but at other times, you might benefit from having a camera that is able to adjust, pan, and focus on various areas when required. It might also be worth looking at cameras with strong zoom functions.

4. Recording time

How long do you need your cameras to record for in one go? Will the video be saved automatically? Will it be sent to a local server, or do you have access to a dedicated one? Think about these questions carefully before committing to a CCTV system.

5. Web access

One of the greatest CCTV innovations of recent years is affording individuals the ability to monitor CCTV feeds regardless of where they happen to be. If you want to be able to check what your cameras are seeing while you are elsewhere, this is certainly possible but is not always a basic feature with every system, so make sure you check before committing.

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