Why Hiring a Pro to Install Your Security Cameras Is Vital
Installing a CCTV system that truly meets your expectations is no easy task. While it may be tempting to save money by purchasing cheap cameras online, or working with your electrician, in our experience, many customers regret this decision when they realise that the system falls short of their needs.
So why should you hire a CCTV professional?
CCTV professionals begin by understanding the specific problem you need to solve.
Are you looking to protect your home, business or something else? Have you already experienced security threats? Is securing the property's boundary a priority? Do you need cameras that can capture full-colour images at night, or is black and white sufficient? Where and how do you want to store the recorded footage? Is image quality crucial for evidentiary purposes or simply for identification?
There are also physical considerations to take into account. Should the cameras be visible or hidden? Where should they be installed to capture the best images? What type of lens do you need? How will the cameras be powered? Can they be connected to the internet? Is a monitor or mobile phone access more convenient for you? Do you need battery backup in case of power outages? Do the cameras need to be mounted at a height? Are there any privacy concerns? Can cables be easily run from the camera to the recorder, especially in existing buildings? Do the cameras need to be tamper-proof?
A professional CCTV designer and installer will address all of these issues and recommend not only the right type of camera but also the optimal set-up. Ensuring that when installed, your system fulfils your requirements. Moreover, professionally installed systems come with warranties, typically lasting 12 months for installation and extended equipment warranties offered by manufacturers, ranging from 3 to 5 years.
In addition, installers such as ourselves at Security Specialists can provide service contracts to ensure that your system operates smoothly when you need it. We even offer software monitoring to detect any issues with the recording equipment and promptly alert you, such as when a hard drive is beginning to fail.
Investing in professional commercial security camera installation offers peace of mind and guarantees that your system will perform optimally, providing the level of security you need and expect.
So, if you think you’re in need of a professionally installed CCTV system or simply have a question, get in touch, we’d love to help you out.