Gadgets and Devices

Selecting a CCTV system

This article is all about the various CCTV systems available to purchase and install and a guide to choosing the right one for you, as well as information on installation companies and the advantages of using such technology.

CCTV stands for closed circuit television and is found in many places in the developed world. It is commonly used in streets, shops, banks, schools, hospitals and even some residential properties. It can be a useful resource in preventing and detecting crime from taking place, as well as assisting the police and security personnel in many other uses. For example, if someone goes missing, it can be used to trace their last footsteps and hopefully find out what has happened to them.


There are many types of CCTV systems available to purchase, such as Avigilon CCTV. It is worth doing your research when it comes to choosing the right brand as different types have different benefits and come with varying price tags. It can sometimes be worth spending a little more on a decent CCTV system, but obviously still important to stick within your budget.

HD CCTV is becoming increasingly popular as it has a range of added benefits over older, analogue versions, which make it a worthy contender. High quality footage has improved pixilation and therefore makes it easier for facial recognition purposes in order to identify a person of interest, for example if a crime has been committed. This makes it easier to use as evidence in a court case as well, so can be a highly valuable resource.


HD CCTV is often more expensive, but it covers a wider area and can therefore be a cost effective solution in the long term. It can also be connected to a wifi network for a range of added benefits. It is easy to set up and maintain and a Professional CCTV Installation Company can help you to choose the right system for your needs and set everything up. They sometimes also provide extra services such as monitoring, so these are well worth looking into at the same time. Be sure to compare various installation companies against one another in order to find the right one for you and the best value for money. A little bit of research can lead to saving a lot of money, so it is well worth doing.

An increasing number of homeowners are now choosing CCTV systems as a measure to keeping their property and loved ones safe from criminals. It can help to prevent burglary and vandalism and detect a crime taking place if it does go ahead, making it easier to convict the perpetrator. There are different systems available for residential purposes, while more advanced versions may be used in commercial and public settings, such as shops, banks, prisons, hospitals and schools, to name just a few. CCTV can compliment a variety of other security devices such as log ins and locks.