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Having a CCTV camera system fitted offers a number of advantages, not only are they proven to reduce petty thefts and vandalism, CCTV generally means fewer nuisances and for shop owners they also reduce the losses due to shoplifting. They can also protect employees in customer facing environments, where they may be subject to verbal abuse or physical attacks. Plus of course in legal cases videos and images provided by the CCTV camera system can serve as a valid proof and evidence, assisting in making legal claims.

Why install a CCTV System?

Installing a CCTV system is one of the most cost effective methods of ensuring that your home or business is adequately protected whilst there is no one on the premises. If you get a comprehensive CCTV system installed, this can help to deter criminals and can also capture important footage for insurance purposes and criminal prosecutions. Before you choose a CCTV alarm installer however, it is important to conduct a lot of research on local providers, before deciding which company will provide the best service. One of the biggest factors is obviously the price, but when comes to installing such advanced technology, the cheapest option is not going to offer the highest level of protection or security.

For most businesses, it is advised to spend a little more on security, to get the best possible system. In addition to the installation costs and the equipment purchase price, you should also consider the level of support provided and the expertise or experience of the CCTV company. Many business owners may be unsure about what additional features and capabilities they need their CCTV system to have, needing guidance on where to position their surveillance cameras and how many cameras are required. It is therefore important to choose a company which can conduct a professional survey of the premises in order to establish the most effective positions for cameras and other such equipment.

Common Decisions when setting up a CCTV System

Other points to consider when fitting a CCTV security system are the options regarding how the captured footage is be stored. If you choose a digital video recorder system you will have access to high-quality, continuous footage which can be stored, paused and played back at will. With many modern systems there are also remote viewing options where footage cab be viewed via smartphone apps or online using IP cameras with a unique web address.

Things to consider before hiring a CCTV Specialist

When choosing a contractor to fit or maintain your CCTV system, you should check them out carefully before employing them. Consider selecting up to three CCTV contractors to look at the job and wherever possible, obtain recommendations from family, friends, neighbours or business colleagues. Invite quotes from each contractor but do not automatically take the cheapest option, consider the quality of the advice given and your confidence in the contractor.

Always ensure that the quote or estimate is given to you in writing and agree payment terms before the work commences. Always be wary of upfront payments and contractors offering cash only deals can be hard to track down if things go wrong. To have local security companies get in touch with you to carry out a survey, provide advice and then offer a written quotation - please use the "post your job" button to get started.

CCTV Installation Cost

You can buy CCTV cameras with infra-red night vision from as little as £30, high resolution cameras from £40, and with varifocal lens technology from just £45. But for a complete professional camera system you need an expert to install it. Prices will of course vary from region to region, but on average a typical system with 6 cameras, 8 channel digital video recorder and motion detector, fully installed will cost from around £1600 including VAT.
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