Security cameras are an attractive addition for all types of properties. Domestic, commercial and industrial properties throughout the country benefit from the installation of security cameras as they add an extra layer of protection to the property and give property owners peace of mind that their home or work is properly secured and monitored.
Despite the popularity of CCTV surveillance in the UK, many property owners are still left unsure over the question of, “who can install security cameras?”
To help our readers gain a better understanding of the installation of security cameras, Eclipse (IP) has put together this informative article answering common questions about security camera installation.
When it comes to installing a security system in your home, there are three main options to choose from, these being:
You, the property owner
A professional security installer
Let’s break down the pros and cons of each option in more detail.
Choosing to install your own security system on your property can be a rather daunting task. Although it is certainly possible for skilled DIY experts and those with electrical experience, installing a security camera system is no simple job.
You will first need to purchase the security cameras that you plan to install and use a variety of tools, such as drills and screw drivers, to place the cameras in their chosen location. You will also have to work with electrical wires, which can be troublesome.
The advantages of installing a security system yourself are:
The disadvantages of installing security cameras yourself are:
Our top tip for installing a security system by yourself is don't do it if you don’t feel confident. This will only lead to a shabby job and potential harmful injuries. We only recommend installing security cameras by yourself if you are confident working on a ladder and with tools, skilled with electrical work and have know-how in the installation process.
The second option for security installation is to hire a handyman to install the security system on your behalf. This option will save you some cash but still leaves a lot to be desired.
The pros of hiring a handyman for security camera installation are:
However, hiring a handyman can still be risky and there’s no way to tell if the handyman you hire will have the proper know-how and electrical skills needed for the job. Some cons of this security camera installation option are:
The best option for security installation for your home or commercial property is to hire a professional security installer.
By hiring a licensed professional, home owners have peace of mind that they’re getting a high-quality installation that will work seamlessly. The overall advantages of hiring a professional security installer are:
The only con of hiring a professional security installer is that it is the most expensive option of the three discussed. However, the better standard of service in addition to the service guarantee and warranty makes the extra cost more than worth it.
Installing security cameras and a bespoke CCTV system comes with a lot of advantages for the property owner.
Whether the installation of your new security system is for your home, your commercial property or even an industrial property, security cameras add a protective layer of security to any site that wards of criminals and ensures higher levels of security in and around your site.
Advantages of professional security camera installation include:
Strong deterrent against theft, burglary or home invasion
Have evidence of any crime that does take place in or around your property
Conveniently stream live CCTV footage from your tablet or mobile even when out and about
Have your CCTV system installed with night vision to ensure nothing is missed during the dark hours when crimes are most likely to be committed
Benefit from a remote monitoring station, perfect for large scale commercial or industrial properties
Protect your car, driveway and garden with secure monitoring
Option of panic buttons and call lines to ensure fast police action of required
Add a secure door entry system to complement your security system
As a professional security installer, Eclipse (IP) can offer all of the above (and more) to give you the exact security solution you need for your particular property.
Call our team today on 03455 192130 to find out more.
Security cameras should be installed in high-up positions to give the best vantage point possible for monitoring the site.
Of course, the exact location of the security camera installation will vary slightly from property to property, but in general security cameras should be placed in strategic positions so that the whole of the site is covered and blind spots are limited to absolute minimum.
The most important places to cover for a domestic property would be:
The entrance to the garden
The front door of the property
The back door of the property
The garage or driveway
Any side doors or large, ground floor windows
As much as the garden as is possible
The site entrance (for commercial or industrial properties)
The number of cameras needed will depend on the size of the site. Our security experts will be happy to give you their honest advice after the initial site visit. You can then work with your security camera installer to decide on the exact positioning and number of cameras needed to sufficiently cover your site.
Security systems can range drastically in price depending on the type of security cameras you have installed, the number of security cameras, the security camera installer and the optional extras that you choose for your bespoke security system.
To get a free, no-obligation quote please speak to the security team at Eclipse IP today.
Alternatively, you could choose to organise a site visit to have a detailed security assessment done for your premises, giving you a more accurate idea of what you need and how much it will cost to properly secure your site.
If you would like to add an extra layer or protective security to your home, commercial site or industrial property, then installing high-quality security cameras could be the perfect option for you.
As professional, NSI Accrredited security installers, Eclipse (IP) can source world-leading security technology and install it on your site to match your exact needs and requirements.
We partner with leading security manufacturers, such as Paxton & Honeywell to give our clients the very best when it comes to security solutions.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the security team at Eclipse (IP) today to find out more about our professional security camera installation service.