This uses a system of cameras that
record a specific area and can help you
monitor what is going on when
you are not in a position to
view the premises directly.
Due to a number of advancements these
systems have become much more affordable and
easier to use than they were in the past.
Here are a few tips that you can use to choose
the right system for your home or business.
Wired In or Wireless?
If you are planning to install a CCTV system the first thing you may
want to consider is whether to use a system that is wired in or one that is wireless.
Wireless systems are much more common these days due to advances
in the technology that makes them more dependable and
easier to set up than ever before.
A wireless system is often much more affordable to install as well.
Because you are not running wires you can generally install one of
these systems yourself and are not limited by where you can place the cameras.
A wireless system that is capable of broadcasting a signal to an
IP address can help you monitor your home or
business from any computer that has internet access.
Multiple Camera Systems
If you are monitoring your home using a CCTV system you may want to consider
putting in more than one camera. There are systems that allow you to use multiple
cameras that all broadcast on a different wavelength.
You can move back and forth between the different cameras.
You may want to think about installing cameras by every entrance
and by any external buildings such as storage sheds or workshops.
That way you can monitor what is going on in these areas. In the case of
workshops or storage sheds these can be prime locations for thieves to target.
You may need to get a system that is designed to handle multiple cameras.
This is especially true with a wireless system that uses cameras that broadcast
using a specific signal. You do not want two cameras to broadcast
on the same wavelength as this can cause signal interference.
There are some extra features that you may want to consider.
Motion sensing cameras can be fantastic for areas where there
may be long periods of inactivity.
Small cameras are great if you need to be able to monitor an
area without anyone noticing them. These “nanny cams” are often very
popular with parents who want to monitor childcare activities in the home.
You may want to access your CCTV system over the Internet so the
CCTV system should be IP based and each camera can be accessed directly from PC.
We hope this information was of assistance
the TIB Team