What type of CCTV Camera is best for home?

What type of CCTV Camera is best for home?


Given the number of options available in the market today, choosing the right CCTV camera for your home security needs can prove challenging. From wired to wireless options, turrets to bullets and varying resolutions, analytics and features, it’s essential to understand which type suits your unique requirements best.

Firstly, to know the pros and cons of wired & wireless cameras. Wireless cameras are cheaper to purchase and can be self-installed. However, they can be unreliable due to interference, signal loss and hacking vulnerabilities. Network congestion, distance from the router, and power outages can also disrupt their performance, leading to connectivity issues and potential security risks. Site permitting – a hard-wired CCTV solution is certainly worth the investment. They provide peace of mind through constant connectivity, reliable footage and secure surveillance.

Next, consider the area you intend to monitor. How wide is the area? Where are the potential security concerns in the area? Will there be any environmental light source at night? What impact will the environment have on your camera? These are examples of some of the considerations our security experts will work through with you during your security assessment to determine the best type of camera for your home. This may involve incorporating 1-2 active deterrence cameras into a standard surveillance solution to increase the level of security at entry points whilst providing standard coverage across other areas of the home. It’s important to consider additional features of different makes/models of cameras such as night vision, motion detection, and remote access. These functionalities greatly enhance your home security system’s effectiveness and convenience.

Resolution is another crucial factor. Higher resolution cameras provide clearer images, making it easier to identify individuals and details.
There is no use installing a camera that does not provide adequate clarity across the entire coverage area.
Opt for at least 6MP resolution for crisp footage.

In conclusion, the best CCTV camera for your home depends on factors like location, connectivity, resolution, and desired features. By carefully evaluating your needs, you can select the perfect surveillance solution to safeguard your home and loved ones. Consult your local Jim’s Security Expert to ensure you’re getting the best solution for your needs. All Jim’s Security work is backed by the Jim’s Work guarantee and 3 year warranty for peace of mind.

A recent installation completed for a client on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Incorporating active deterrent cameras at main entry points to add another layer of security to their surveillance solution

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