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Necessary Questions to Ask Before Installing a Security Camera System

Taking the necessary precautions to keep your home safe for you and your loved ones is no easy feat, but a video camera system can give you the essential means to achieve this goal. Before committing to having a CCTV system installed though, there are important things to consider which we will cover in this post.

What Features Do You Need?

There are many features found in a video surveillance system. You can give yourself all the advantages of having eagle eyes and lynx ears by choosing the appropriate and top-quality features for your cameras. Look for security camera systems that offer motion sensing, two-way audio, a good field of view, and low-light or infrared pictures. 

The significance of motion sensing for security cameras cannot be emphasized enough, particularly when you want to capture any unusual behavior that occurs while the camera is operating. Motion-detecting allows you to halt recording until anything moves in the picture instead of recording continuously, which can rapidly fill up a local or cloud storage space. Two-way audio grants you the advantage of communicating with anyone outside on your property, giving you the upper hand of speaking with an intruder and warning them of any law enforcement on the way.

Having a good field of view means that you will be able to clearly see what is going on outside your home. Keep in mind that a camera with a smaller field of view will capture fewer images, but will provide more information since it will appear nearer to the target. A wider field of view allows you to see much more without adjusting or turning it.

Low-light cameras only work if there is a source of light nearby. Infrared cameras use thermal technology, work well in darkness but will provide images with less detail than those taken in daylight. 

Will the Cameras Easily Integrate With Your Existing Systems?

If you have an existing security system installed, such as an alarm or an intercom, ask your security camera provider about the possibility of integrating a new product with your current system. Having a bounty of security features for your home will give you peace of mind, so consider bringing up any questions or concerns about a complete and seamless security camera installation.

Already find yourself with an outdated security camera system? Again, make sure to ask your provider if a proper integration can be accomplished. They will let you know if you need to replace the system entirely or if they can salvage the old one.  

Can You Add Equipment After the Initial Installation?

When working with your security camera provider, ask about the longevity of the product. Be aware of all your options and if your investment is upgradable with no hiccups. Ask if it will be compatible with different or new software and have any additional cameras installed if needed in the future. You don’t want to find yourself involved with another expensive CCTV installation in a few years.

Who Will Manage the System?

If you are wondering about who will manage your new video surveillance system, it is best to leave it to the professionals. The technological intricacies of such a system require someone who knows what they are doing. Your provider will be more than happy to help you find the appropriate person for its maintenance, software updates, along many other responsibilities. 

Is There a Warranty?

It is very common for security camera systems to come with a warranty and we strongly recommend only purchasing one that does. Allow yourself the time to comprehend what the warranty entails. Usually, it covers the equipment and software. 

We Can Help With Your Security Camera System!

The installation of a CCTV system will not only go a long way to keeping your property safe and secure but also give you the peace of mind you require. Now that you know the important things to consider when using security camera installation services, discuss your requirements with us. Get in touch by phone at 678-883-0999 or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!