New Year, New CCTV

2020 Vision for Arming Yourself and Your Home


The start of a new year is a perfect time to reevaluate your security needs. How safe did you feel around the holidays? Did you get new electronics, pets, or other valuables that require extra protection? Maybe not all of the packages you ordered made it under the tree this year. While it could have been a shipping issue, it could have also been theft. For all of these reasons, and so many more, you want to arm your home with the right security. Now’s the time to resolve to install a new CCTV security system.

Choosing a New CCTV Security System

At its core, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system is comprised of a camera and a device to store and view the footage. There are many CCTV systems to choose from. One of the biggest variables relates to the kind of camera. Some of the deciding factors include:

  • Cost
  • Coverage
  • Access
  • Installation
  • Maintenance

Where wireless systems don’t require as much installation as a network-connected model, some don’t have all the functionality you may need. These days, remote access is a major factor in security cameras. Storing and watching the footage is also important to those wanting proof of a specific incident. While there’s a lot to think about before purchasing a new system, knowing your list of requirements helps to narrow it down.

Security Questions to Ask

While you’re considering a new CCTV security system, ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Am I satisfied with my current system? Or is it outdated and in need of new parts?
    How many cameras do I need?
  2. Is it possible to run wires or should it be wireless?
  3. Do I have enough know-how to download a remote access app, maintain service, access stored footage, or share with appropriate parties?
  4. What’s the budget?

Once you’ve answered these questions you’ll have a better idea of what you need and can consult with a professional security system if you find it’s too much to handle alone. The pros can help you wade through the camera and recording system specifications and point you to the right system to fit your requirements within budget. Ready to start? Contact Security Five today.

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