Security cameras have become a prominent feature in many homes and businesses. These cameras are usually integrated with other security systems such as intruder and fire alarms, as well as access control systems. By doing this, home and business owners are able to create comprehensive security solutions to help them protect valuable assets and safeguard the safety and lives of people.

How to save money when choosing CCTV surveillance systems

Homes and businesses have different security needs, which determine the type and complexitySecurity Cameras NYC of CCTV surveillance systems to deploy. Fortunately, the range of CCTV cameras and equipment available in the market enables users to implement systems that fit their needs and budget. Below is a look at some of the factors that you should consider in order to reduce costs.

1.    Functionality

The range of CCTV cameras in the market offer different features and capabilities that make them ideal for different security applications. Some features such as night vision, facial recognition, and vehicle license plate capture are useful for specialized business security applications. This added functionality cost money. For this reason, such features are too expensive for most homeowners, who are only interested in basic functionality that enables them to prevent common crimes such as intrusion, burglary and vandalism. You must carry out a security audit to determine what you need to achieve with your surveillance system and in effect, ensure that you only select security cameras with the functionality that you need. 

2.    Monitoring

Most CCTV surveillance systems do not require constant monitoring. The systems are simply deployed to record video footage for historical analysis, whereby the video is retrieved for viewing only when there have been incidences of crime. Monitoring requires you to buy expensive CCTV monitors, and hire personnel. You could cut on these costs by finding a way to integrate your CCTV cameras to existing TV or computer monitors. In addition, you could avoid the need for constant monitoring by integrating the cameras to the alarm system. As such, you will receive an alert if the alarm is triggered so that you can view the video to determine what is wrong.


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