Make sure you avoid these mistakes that everyone makes with their home CCTV system.
There are several mistakes that trip people up with their home CCTV systems. These include inadequate coverage, poor quality cameras and insecure systems. Here are a few checks you can make to ensure you avoid these.
Home CCTV Location Mistakes
One common mistake is installing cameras in the wrong locations, which can result in blind spots or ineffective coverage. Location is key: When installing cameras, it is important to choose the right places. This is one of the things our designers will discuss with you on the free survey appointment. Rogue installers sometimes prescribe more cameras than necessary. An experienced designed can spot the best location for your cameras for maximum coverage with minimum spend.
Camera Quality Mistakes
Another mistake is using poor quality cameras, which can lead to blurry or unusable footage. It’s easily avoided by investing in quality cameras. While it may be tempting to save money by purchasing cheap cameras, this can actually end up costing you more in the long run. Low-quality cameras may produce blurry or unusable footage, making it difficult to identify intruders or other potential threats. Invest in high-quality cameras that provide clear, high-resolution images.
Maintain Your System
Similarly not maintaining your security camera system can lead to difficulties. Not investing in a maintenance package can seem like a money saver, but in reality it could be costly. CCTV maintenance will ensure the system is kept up to date and working as it should, including ensuring the date and time are accurate. Keybury’s maintenance package also includes technical support with accessing footage.
Security Mistakes with Home CCTV
It’s important to protect the cameras and the system itself with strong passwords and encryption. This will help prevent unauthorized access and keep your system secure. Change your passwords regularly to reduce the risk of hacking. Missing this step out can leave them vulnerable to hacking or unauthorized access.
Some people may overlook the importance of regularly reviewing footage or fail to properly store it, which can make it difficult to use as evidence in the event of a crime. Make sure that you review footage on a regular basis. This will help you identify any potential security threats and ensure that your system is functioning properly. Store footage in a safe and secure location to ensure that it is available if you need it as evidence. This will help prevent unauthorized access and keep your system secure. Change your passwords regularly to reduce the risk of hacking.
To ensure that your home CCTV system is effective, it is important to avoid the common mistakes that people make. By following these tips, you can ensure that your home CCTV system is effective and provides the protection you need to keep your home and family safe.
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