What you need to know about Home CCTV Cameras
For the 21st century home owner, a CCTV system is the ultimate in home security. A device that allows you to see who is outside your house – whether you’re sitting in your living room or thousands of miles away on holiday. Now that’s peace of mind!
The advent of mobile technology means that you can view the CCTV footage of your property wherever you are – through your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Some systems even make it possible for you to watch your footage as a separate channel on your television.
Many householders purchase a home camera system as a way of providing evidence to convict the perpetrator after a crime. However, modern home CCTV systems offer a variety of different features which make it less likely that a thief will attempt to enter your property because of the increased chance of getting caught. We’ve made a list of the most asked for features below:
HD CCTV enables you to see in greater detail than traditional home security cameras. This means there is a much better chance of highlighting the specific features of an intruder – which can help the police to identify and prosecute them.
WiFi, Wireless or IP Cameras
Many people these days search for WiFi, Wireless or IP Cameras, but what’s the difference? To the professionals, WiFi CCTV is known as IP (Internet Protocol) CCTV. These IP cameras turn your images into data and send this through a network or internet connection. There is no need for wires. And you can view your live or recorded footage on your PC, mobile phone or tablet.
Night Vision CCTV
As well as looking like something out of the movies, night vision CCTV goes a long way towards protecting your property when it gets dark. Traditional cameras have trouble creating a decent image in low light conditions, whereas night vision cameras use infrared light to get a much clearer picture.
Indoor and Outdoor Cameras
Not all cameras are weather proof! Get the right one installed outside your home or it might not last long!
Mobile CCTV app
Our apps are configured to follow an intruder when movement is detected on PIRs and you will receive an activation notification
The rules of having home CCTV
Whilst your CCTV cameras can act as a great deterrent to the would-be burglar, if the worst does happen you need to be sure that the incident gets captured in a way that can be used in evidence by the Police. Your footage needs to be high quality and high resolution.
In addition, the GDPR also applies to domestic home owners as well as to businesses. Your home surveillance cameras have to be set up to exclude certain areas.
So, for both these reasons, it’s vital that your home CCTV system is installed and maintained by a professional who knows all the rules.