CCTV Solutions for Home

A security camera also referred to as CCTV (Closed Circuit Television), offers that peace of mind leaving the impression that there is always an extra pair of eyes. The importance of adequate security measures for homes and business spaces cannot be denied. The demand for CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) has been on the rise in recent years. It is a security feature not only owned by a business, but it has also become a necessity within local households, irrespective of the size and type of home.

Benefits of installing a CCTV System at Home

Deters Crime: The presence of surveillance camera acts as a warning board for thieves and burglars. Burglars want an easy break-in and will be deterred from a home that appears highly protected. So, make sure your CCTV camera is clearly visible.

Evidence can be recorded: In case of a crime or a theft, CCTV footage can help to identify criminals and be used as evidence in criminal investigations. Further, offenders can be identified, caught and brought to justice.

Remote Monitoring: A major benefit of home CCTV is that you can monitor footage and your home from anywhere remotely. It can be done on a computer, tablet or mobile phone via a secure connection over the internet.

Monitoring Activities: CCTV surveillance helps you keep a tab on your employee’s activities. For instance, at what time you maid comes to work and when does she leave, how your baby is taken care of by nanny, or your employee is faking his/her working hours. You can also keep an eye on unwanted visitors.

Maintain Records: You can use both wired and wireless CCTV systems to your advantage. If you want to review something that happened a week or a fortnight ago, you can watch them at your convenience and make informed decisions.

Intruder Alarms: Remote monitoring is useful if you have an intruder alarm installed. When your alarm is triggered you will receive a notification or call to your mobile phone and if you are on a holiday, you can login to view your camera footage and determine if the incident is a false alarm or not.

Significant Factors to consider while installing a CCTV Camera in Home

While it is possible to set up a security camera system all by yourself but it is quite time-consuming. In addition to that, without seeking professional help, CCTV installation can result in poor coverage, optimized storage, and insufficient control.

Here are some of the significant factors need to be considered while installing CCTV Cameras.

Outdoor Installation Points: You will have to determine which areas are most vulnerable and need to be covered. The most popular places for an outdoor camera are above the garage door or looking over a front or back porch.

Indoor Installation: Installing an indoor camera can be as easy as finding the right spot, plugging it in, turning it on, and syncing it with your mobile or desktop app. A good indoor camera should have a decent field of view, which you can get with a higher corner or shelf.

Types of CCTV Cameras: Wireless CCTV cameras are the most commonly used ones nowadays. They eliminate the need to install wires. Moreover, these cameras can be easily controlled. Bullet Cameras are generally fixed and point only in one direction. Dome Cameras provide 360-degree coverage around them. You can choose the camera based on the type of coverage you require.

Legal Aspect: For a home CCTV installation, you must notify any workers who come to your home that there are CCTV cameras installed. Home employees and visitors must be informed verbally.

Permission: Depending on where you will be doing a CCTV installation, you may need to get official permission from relevant authorities. Home CCTV installation in apartment blocks usually requires permission too.

Technical aspects: Before installing a CCTV Camera, a few technical details should be taken into consideration;

• Ensure cameras can record HD Videos

• Local storage options vary by camera, but may include microSD cards, USB drives, DVRs, NVRs.

• Opt for a system that offers remote control and access. This will let you monitor and control the CCTV camera even when you are traveling.

CCTV Solutions-Dubai with its team of certified professionals provide high end security solutions and CCTV installations. Being in the field for many years, we can easily understand your requirements and always aim to deliver the best of CCTV security solutions. The extensive range of brand we deal with include Samsung, Hikvision, Vivotek, Axis, Dahua, Grandstream, CP Plus, and Bosch scalable, flexible, affordable products. Our services are available in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.