Considerations For CCTV Cameras

by | May 9, 2012 | Business

Perhaps you have been considering increasing the security around your home beyond the traditional door locks to include a closed circuit television system (CCTV) for monitoring, whether in conjunction with an alarm or as a standalone deterrent. If you are looking for CCTV in Chicago, here are some things to consider as you are planning out what to get.

A system for CCTV in Chicago may be as simple as a single camera connected to a monitor, or it may include several cameras, the ability to monitor both in the home and remotely (over the internet), as well as recording capabilities. Here are some things to ask about the systems as you are researching what you need.

First, find out the power supply needs for the camera. You want to make sure whatever system you purchase will work with the existing power supply you have at your home, or if there are additional needs it is something you can easily and quickly install.

Next, scope out where you want to keep the cameras and find out what kind of weatherproofing will be necessary. If it will be in a generally protected area—for example, on a covered patio or porch—the weatherproofing will not need to be as robust as if it is going to be exposed to the elements constantly.

Find out whether the camera for your CCTV in Chicago is color or black and white, and if it has added features like audio or night vision. More features often means a more expensive camera, so determine what you need in advance to avoid spending more or less than is necessary, and also to avoid missing out on the features you require.

Determine if you want a wireless or wired system. There are advantages and disadvantages to each system, so look at both to find out which one will work best for your situation.

Identify the range of focus for the camera—both the distance that the camera can view and the viewing angle of the camera. You do not want one that is too narrow so there are blind areas with no coverage, and you also do not want one that cannot focus far enough in the distance to cover your property lines.

Finally, figure out what kind of viewing and recording options you need, whether you want to be able to view it remotely, and what kind of digital video recorder and memory capacity are necessary to store the footage that you do capture.

Once you find the system for CCTV in Chicago that meets your needs, you can purchase it and have a company come and install it for you, making your home a more secure place for you and your family.

CCTV Chicago – Chicago based Bullis Lock Co. carries a compete lines of cameras, monitors, recorders & switchers to watch over your business or home.

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