1. Professional advice
You’ll have some idea of what areas of your property you want to cover, but there are likely to be areas you did not consider especially when you may not know how wide an angle a CCTV camera lens is going to capture.
There may be spots you did not consider, so it is great to get a second opinion from an expert in the ordering team who can also suggest variants of cameras. One type of camera may be more suitable than another for a certain position.
All cabling is going to be provided when you hire the services of a professional CCTV installer. They’ll have high quality cabling and know the best way to run those wires.
3. Professional fitting
A pro installer will know how to do a tidy job. A pro installer will have pro equipment; drills and drill bits, good quality ladders and be well versed in safe use of them as well as being fully insured. A pro installer can also work with speed whilst keeping the quality high.
4. The right camera for the right job
Knowing their products and cameras, a professional CCTV installation company will give you an appropriate camera: Vandal proof, weatherproof, zoom abilities, appropriate casing design for the situation. e.g. an intimidating looking bullet camera may not fit with the styling of one home, but then for another house this might be just the ticket, simply because the presence of CCTV cameras are a proven deterrent in their own right.
5. Video recording and streaming
At the heart of a pro CCTV system is the digital video recorder (DVR) or network video recorder (NVR). This device does as it sounds, it records the video. It also securely streams the video to your mobile phone, computer or monitor, directly or over the internet. The DVR / NVR also handles behaviour analysis caught on camera and logs specific activity and sends you alerts about this activity.
6. Support and warranty
If something goes wrong, technical support provided by a professional CCTV installer can be invaluable, you had an expert sell you the product, an expert fit the product and an expert helping you after the sale. And if a camera breaks down, a pro installer will climb their ladders again and replace the part, so you don’t have to; free of charge too if you have on-site warranty.