For many years now businesses have been installing CCTV systems to help deter burglars and vandals from taking
action. Whilst CCTV cameras are commonly seen outside shops, pubs, offices and warehouses, they are also
becoming more commonly found outside people’s homes. We install all types of CCTV throughout Manchester and
Worsley areas and are always available for friendly chat, just give us a call.
If you are looking for a way to make your Manchester home more secure we highly recommend investing in a CCTV
system. Not only do the cameras often put individuals off from attempting to break into your home, but they also
provide video evidence if burglars or vandals choose to proceed with their criminal actions. Here we will explain how
you can go about installing CCTV systems at your home or work place.
IMPROVE YOUR HOME OR WORK PLACE’S SECURITY BY INSTALLING CCTV
Choosing a CCTV system
Before you can start the installation process, you need to buy a CCTV system. CCTV cameras with a D1 resolution
are considered to be the very best and are worth the money if you can afford the price.
Wired CCTV systems are the most affordable, however you will have to lay down wires and connectors in order to
connect the cameras up to the DVR and television screen in your home or office. This can be a little tricky if you
have never laid down wires before, so you may want to get a professional to do the work for you.
Another option is to go for a wireless CCTV system. These transmit high definition images using a digital signal.
Whilst you will not have to wire these up, the downside is that if you lose your internet connection, you will also lose
your transmission signal. We strongly recommend hard wired systems for the above reasons.
Today IP CCTV systems are extremely popular. These transmit high definition images and footage that can be
accessed remotely, using an iPhone, laptop, tablet or any other device that can connect to the internet. Some
systems even allow for the PTZ cameras to be controlled using these devices too.
Identifying camera locations
Once you have chosen your CCTV system, you will need to identify the best locations for your cameras. Make sure
that you are covering all entries to your home or work place and try to eliminate blind spots. Most people install
CCTV cameras where the roof joins the walls of their house. This protects the cameras from the elements, keeps
them out of vandals’ reach and provides a high viewpoint. Installing your cameras here will also make it easier for
you to wire them back to your DVR player.
Factors to consider
When setting up your CCTV system, it is important to consider the privacy of others. For example, you can point
your camera out to the street, as filming in public is perfectly legal, however you cannot point your camera towards
your neighbour’s back garden without obtaining their permission first. If you feel like your cameras might cause
issues with your neighbours, it is definitely worth speaking to them in person. Usually they will be more than happy
for you to install your cameras, as it will make them safer too. Some may even be willing to split the cost for shared
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