How much does a home CCTV system cost and how do I choose the best CCTV for my home?

These are exceptionally popular questions people ask when they’re considering getting a home CCTV system installed. To be truthful it is difficult to come up with an exact figure because there is a wide range of different systems on the market. At one end you’ve got the dummy cameras that don’t film anything and simply act as a visual deterrent for those on a budget. At the other end you’ve got high definition cameras that can record good quality pictures both during the day and at night. You can also have your system hooked up to a monitoring service that means your property will be as safe as it can possibly be even when you’re not there.

So really, the question should be this: what’s your budget? Once you know how much you can afford to spend on a system, you’ll know what the options are in your situation. You’ll also know how far your money will go and what you can expect for it. Remember, you have to consider the cost of installation as well as the cost of buying the system itself.

Okay so let’s now focus on the thorny question of which system will be the best one for you. Again, the best starting place is to work out what you want from your system. Some people want something that will be cheap to buy and affordable to run. Others will want a top notch system that is the best money can buy. Clearly these two people would both have very different ideas of what the ideal CCTV system would be for them.

The NFHiB shop has a whole range of CCTV systems, cameras and equipment on offer.

In truth, these systems vary an awful lot. For example, some systems are designed so you can access them remotely. This can be done via a smartphone, so you can gain access to the feed from the camera and see what is going on. This might bring you peace of mind if you want to be able to keep an eye on your property while you are away from home.

Basically, the more features you want when choosing your CCTV system, the more expensive it is likely to be. However, you should be prepared to spend a reasonable amount to get a good quality system that is professionally installed by experienced CCTV installers. As you can see, there is a lot to think about, but if you focus on your own needs and your budget too, you’ll arrive at the answers you want a lot sooner.

Tackling anti-social behaviour using CCTV

Anti-social behaviour is never pleasant to experience, but it’s even less so when it happens on your doorstep. This is one of the reasons why installing CCTV is a smart idea. For starters it is a very visible deterrent to anyone who may want to cause trouble. Many people would refrain from misbehaving if they realised they were being caught on camera.

If you are serious about getting CCTV cameras installed, make sure you opt for a system that records footage and keeps it for a period of time. At the cheapest end of the market you can buy dummy cameras that don’t actually film anything at all. This might deter some people but the more determined ones would be able to get away with exhibiting anti-social behaviour. You wouldn’t have anything caught on film to show the police.

When you get a CCTV system it is very important to ensure the cameras are pointing in the right direction so they capture the best images. They should only be trained on your property and not on anyone who is walking past on public property. Think about how people would approach your property – from the front and the rear – and ensure the cameras are properly positioned.

If you were the victim of anti-social behaviour you would want to be sure you could gather together the evidence required by the police to prove your case. Clearly the most important thing to do is to invest in the best possible system you can afford.

If you are still considering the pros and cons of getting CCTV, consider this. A house that has cameras installed in visible positions for people to see is likely to be a lot safer than one that does not have them installed. We all want to feel safe in our own homes. If you have a family (or even if you are on your own) you want to be sure your property is as well protected from any anti-social influences as possible. No one can ever be 100% protected of course, but having CCTV cameras in place and working 24/7 will certainly help matters.

Benefits of home CCTV

Are you considering getting home CCTV? You may know someone who has just had it installed at their home. Alternatively perhaps you’ve seen several installations in your neighbourhood and now you’re wondering whether you should hop on the bandwagon as well.

It’s definitely a good decision to make regardless of the area you live in. The more you can do to protect your family and your property, the safer you can be. Indeed, this is the main reason why many people get CCTV installed, and it’s certainly one of the major benefits. Associated with this is the benefit of peace of mind, knowing you can enjoy extra security for your home regardless of whether you are home or not.

CCTV systems are visible deterrents, and that means you are less likely to experience a burglary or other anti-social behaviour. Most criminals try to avoid these cameras, because they know they provide evidence of their wrongdoing.

Another benefit is that some of the more advanced CCTV systems enable you to monitor your home from afar. Imagine you’re on holiday and you want to check your home is safe and secure. You can log into your system via your smart phone and see the images being recorded at that precise moment by the cameras. Yes, you can do this even while laying on a beach in Spain! It’s amazing when you think about it.

The more advanced systems do offer more benefits than the more basic ones, even though they’re all worth considering. The better the cameras are that you choose, the clearer the pictures will be – both during the day and at night. You should consider a system that comes with a monitoring service as well. This has the benefit of ensuring your property is monitored 24/7, even when you’re not around. So if one of the alarms is tripped and your cameras spot something, someone will be there to find out if you have been broken into.

Have a look at the NFHiB shop for a great selection of CCTV cameras, wireless technology and portable/hidden cameras, there’s sure to be something that meets your budget and matches your needs.

Another big benefit is you can have CCTV cameras to monitor both the front and the rear of the property. This is great news because while a camera at the front of your property provides a visible deterrent, many criminals would try to gain access at the rear instead. This means they won’t be seen – unless of course you’ve installed a spy camera to alert them to the fact you’re onto them.

It’s clear there are plenty of benefits to look forward to when you get a CCTV installation. However, you’ll only discover how good all these advantages are when you invest in one for yourself.

How to find a cheap home CCTV quote

There are two ways to get home CCTV systems installed. One is the DIY way (fraught with problems and potential tripping points if you don’t know how to go about it) and the other is to get a professional to install it for you. This is undoubtedly the better option, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth either.

The internet is definitely the best way of finding a cost effective quote. This is particularly true if you have bought one of the CCTV kits that are on the market. You can find a company who provides CCTV installation services and get them to install your kit for you. The great thing about the internet is it allows you to get some fast quotes that you can compare with one another.

You may still be tempted to forego the idea of getting someone else to install your CCTV cameras for you. Of course you might have enough know-how and information to do this, but generally speaking most people would get a smoother and simpler installation process if they relied on the experts. Learning how to install CCTV is a long process, so unless you’re prepared to go through it, why not take the easy route?

Get your home CCTV installed

We’ve made this easier than ever because you can get the quote you need right here on NFHiB. Keep reading to the end of this post to find out more. The internet certainly makes life a lot easier when it comes to finding the best installers for a job like this. You can look from the comfort of your home and spend a while comparing quotes without having to hang on the phone. In fact if you use our system of getting a quote, they’ll call you instead of the other way around.

If you are keen on getting a quote for your home CCTV system we can help with our free CCTV installation quote service which takes just a few minutes.

It couldn’t be easier to find out how competitive the cost of your professionally installed home security system will be. It could be installed and ready to use sooner than you might think.