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.