The UK is one of the heaviest CCTV’d countries on the planet with over 5 million cameras installed around the country.
In recent years CCTV has become popular among Essex homeowner, and it’s easy to see why
CCTV Deters burglars and vandals and if anything does happen to your property the CCTV can identify the criminals involved.
Also CCTV brings down your home insurance and requires little maintenance
There are lots of different types of CCTV cameras available for the home and business. If you’re considering installing CCTV you’re probably wondering what type of camera to get and are maybe a little confused?
This guide will help you
Wired home security cameras are cheap and the most common CCTV camera found in the domestic home. The cameras have cables which run to your monitor/computer. Standard wired home CCTV can be tricky to install because of the wires involved.
Wireless cameras are very easy to install and popular in domestic properties. Recordings are sent over the internet so you can view your CCTV from anywhere. The downside to wireless? you need to change the battery now and then.
Network/IP cameras allow you to view footage online. A great option if you’re on the move and want the ability to view your premises/ property 24/7. The cameras are very easy to install and are low maintenance.
Bullets cameras (or Lipstick cameras as they are otherwise known) are commonly placed outside. Built to withstand all weather conditions the design stops sun and rain from obscuring the recording. The lens is capable of recording over longer distances. The cameras themselves are obvious which deters any would-be criminals. Bullet/Lipstick cameras are often found outside commercial premises.
If you want more versatility when it comes to focal length then a C-Mount is your best option. A range of lenses so you can get the perfect focal length. The cameras can cover very long distances if necessary and are extremely weatherproof making them ideal for exterior use.
The dome camera is small, easy to fit and sits discreetly on the ceiling they are really difficult to spot and if they’re spotted it’s hard to tell which direction they are filming in. The wide-angle lens covers wide areas. Dome cameras are suitable for interior and exterior use. A great option for retail and commercial premises.
Want to protect an area that’s dark with little to no lighting? then you need an infrared camera. Infrared CCTV records day and night and will capture images in the darkest of conditions. The camera will record colour in the day black and white at night.
Pan Tilt & Zoom
Pan tilt and zoom cameras can be used to follow people in real-time or set to follow people coming and going in a certain area in your premises. As soon as someone enters the camera will track them until they leave the area. The image resolution is very good also making these cameras a good soloution for those who want to keep a close eye on things.
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