June 8, 2018

CCTV installations

FIXED CCTV PACKAGES AND FRIENDLY PRICES

With a rise in criminal activity, it’s no surprise people are investing in security systems around their home and businesses. The technology is now so simple to use allowing you to view your property from your mobile device. We can fit 1 to 1000 cameras choose a package or call us for a no hassle quote.

WHY YOU SHOULD INSTALL CCTV

Visual Deterrent

UK CCTV Cameras act as a hugh visable deterentt making intruders aware they are being watched.

Remote Viewing

View your property on any wifi enabled device anywhere in the world. Ask about our super secure hosting

PEACE OF MIND

Peace of mind knowing that you can view your family or property at anytime day or night

Choose Your PLAN

                  Pick a plan that best fits your needs or give us a call and we can taylor one to fit your requirements:    

Starter

£250

/We supply and install

2 720P Dome Cameras

4 CH DVR

All Wires and Connections

Tech Support

12 Month Warranty

Basic

£350

/We supply and install

3 1080P Cameras

4 CH DVR

All Wires and Connections

Tech Support

12 Month Warranty

Pro

£450

/We supply and install

4 Wireless HD Cameras

8 CH DVR

All Wires Connections

Tech Support

12 Month Warranty



WHAT CAMERA ?

When deciding to have a professional CCTV installation, there are many things that the installer will need to consider when visiting your property. One of those, is the type of camera required. There are FIVE main types of cameras TO CONSIDER for installation today. They are known as the Dome, Turret (aka Eyeball) Bullet, PTZ AND WIRELESS

DOME CAMERAS

Summary
The Dome camera is one of the most popular choices around, the most common type of camera that you are likely to see in modern installations. Why? This camera offers an amazing vandal proof ability as the lens is fully covered in a vandal proof glass dome. The cover is then secured using  3 x torx screws and the design and construction is all metal.

Pros
Highly vandal proof.
Smaller form factor (vs Turret).
SD Card inside (backup storage)

Cons
Prone to IR bounce (small dots during night time mode)
Water droplets blurring lens (if mounted vertically)

TURRET CAMERA

Summary
The Turret or ‘Eyeball’ camera is becoming the more preferred camera of choice amongst professionals. This camera offers the same high quality imagery of the dome, but without the pitfalls caused by the glass housing. These cameras also have an EXIR which is Hikvision’s ‘Extended IR’. This is a single IR glass to the side of the lense, as opposed to the traditional ring of leds.

Pros
No IR Bounce (small dots during night time mode).
Can be mounted vertical or horizontal.
Available in Dark Grey.
Extended IR Capability.

Cons
Less vandal proof than dome.
Slightly larger form factor vs dome (about 5%).
No SD Card inside (backup storage)

BULLET CAMERA

Summary
The Bullet or ‘Shoebox’ camera is the camera you would traditionally expect to see in a busy City Centre, on the top of a high pole watching the town and large crowds. This camera is not very popular for home owners as it can often look unsightly and doesn’t offer anymore benefits vs the Dome or Turret in a home installation scenario. Because its shape and size, the body can house large zoom capabilities and extended IR. This camera choice is more popular for commercial and rural installations where lighting is poor.

Pros
High zoom capabilities.
Extended IR.
Highly visible? (subjective)

Cons
Unsightly in residential installations.
Largest form factor.
Restricted Angles due to body.
Prone to wildlife nesting.

PTZ CAMERAS

Summary

PTZ is an abbreviation for pantilt and zoom and reflects the movement options of the camera. These cameras are great to be used either inside large buildings or outside. With these cameras you have the capability to move, zoom and change the direction of your camera all from your recorder or mobile phone

Pros
Manuel control.
Monitoring Large Areas.
Highly visible? (subjective)

Cons
Limited view.
Largest form factor.
Restricted Angles due to body.
Prone to wildlife nesting.

Wireless cameras

Summary

Wireless security cameras are typically divided into 2 types: battery or solar powered wire-free security cameras and plugged-in wireless security cameras. The video transmission of both security camera types is totally wireless. The biggest difference between them is the way in getting the power supply. Battery or solar powered wireless security cameras are powered by batteries or solar panel, which makes them zero wire. This type of security cameras is the most portable and easy-to-install home smart security cameras.

Pros
Easy and quick to install
More flexible.
More portable

Cons
Possible WIFI interference.
Risk of being hacked.
More expensive.

We’ve also summarized the details about “Wired vs Wireless Security Cameras” in the infographic below. If you think it is helpful, feel free to share it with your family and friends or on social media!

Wired vs Wireless Security Cameras Which Is Better

Part 1. Understand Wired CCTV Security Cameras

Wired security cameras, such as PoE IP cameras and hard-wired analog cameras, need wires to realize video transmission and power supply.

Wired PoE IP security cameras typically use Cat 5 or Cat 6 Ethernet wires to communicate with your home network router or NVR. In other words, you can just use an Ethernet cable to connect to your router or NVR for both data and power transmission.

Traditional hard-wired analog security cameras need 2 cables, one for power and one coaxial cable connecting to the DVR for data transmission.

While wired PoE security cameras can work standalone, analog surveillance cameras need to connect with the DVR. The images of PoE security cameras are much clearer than that of analog type.

You’ve got the 2 main types of wired security cameras. Let’s view the positives and negatives of wired CCTV security IP cameras.

Wired security camera pros:

  • No interference from nearby devices
  • More stable data transmission
  • Ideal for several zones of protection, good for large homes

Hard-wired CCTV security camera cons:

  • More challenging to install
  • Drilling holes needed to run wires throughout your home
  • Less portable

Part 2. Introduction to Wireless (WiFi) Security Cameras

Wireless security cameras are typically divided into 2 types: battery or solar powered wire-free security cameras and plugged-in wireless security cameras.

The video transmission of both security camera types is totally wireless. The biggest difference between them is the way in getting the power supply.

Battery or solar powered wireless security cameras are powered by batteries or solar panel, which makes them zero wire. This type of security cameras is the most portable and easy-to-install home smart security cameras.

Plugged-in wireless security cameras need to be plugged in to get power. The communication between the camera and your home router is also through the wireless signal.

Just like wired surveillance security cameras, wireless residential and business security cameras have their strengths and drawbacks.

Wireless security camera advantages:

  • Easy and quick to install.
  • More flexible
  • More portable

WiFi security camera disadvantages:

  • Possible WiFi interference from nearby devices
  • Risks of being hacked
  • More expensive

Now you are equipped with basic knowledge of the pros and cons of both wired and wireless security cameras, please read on to view the comparison of the 2 kinds of surveillance security cameras.

Part 3. Wired or Wireless CCTV Security Cameras: Which One to Choose

You can buy suitable wired or wireless security cameras based on your specific needs. We compared the 2 types of security cameras on the below 4 aspects:

  • Flexibility
  • Network Signal
  • Aesthetics
  • No Power & Internet

1. Buy Wireless Security Cameras for Easy Installation and Flexibility

Wireless surveillance alarm security cameras take less time to install and require less drilling or wiring work compared with traditional hardwired security cameras.

When it comes to wiring work, battery-powered wire free security cameras should top your list.

You don’t need to do any drilling or wiring job at all. Just place the camera to the position you want, and you are good to go.

You can simply install the camera with 3 simple steps: Launch the App on your phone -> Scan the QR code of the camera -> Start live streaming.

In terms of wired security cameras, because of trailing cables, wired security cameras cannot be easily moved or re-positioned after they have been installed. In this aspect, wireless security cameras are better than traditional hard-wired security cameras.

For your reference: With the progressive technology, many security camera companies adopt PoE (Power over Ethernet) to power wired security cameras. Thus the installation process becomes easier than those traditional wired security cameras (such as analog cameras). If you prefer wired security cameras, remember to get DIY PoE IP security cameras.

2. Purchase Wired (PoE) Security Cameras for More Stable Network Signal

Since wired security cameras are directly connected to your home network router, you don’t need to worry about the Internet loss or interference. While wireless security cameras depend on WiFi signal to work, it is inevitable that sometimes the WiFi signal is weak or influenced by the environment, such as thick wall and weather 

If you prefer a more stable data transmission, you can buy wired PoE IP security cameras. This type of security cameras only need a Cat 5/6 cable to realize both power and data transmission, so it’s also very easy to install and set up.

3. Pick 100% Wire Free WiFi CCTV Security Cameras for Perfect Aesthetics

Basically, one of the biggest differences between 5MP,4MP (1440p) and 2MP (1080p) wired and wireless security cameras is in decoration-friendliness and aesthetics. Most wired surveillance systems require you to drill holes and run security camera wires indoors and outdoors, which is not appealing visually.

With wire-free battery operated security cameras, you can remove them at any time without leaving any damage to your property.

A wireless security camera installed inside your home would not stick out too much, so your guests or friends would not feel invasive when visiting your home. If you want to disguise your wireless security cameras, you can use the skin suits to make them more hidden.

Security Camera Camouflage Skin

You can just place the 100% wire-free security cameras anywhere you like without drilling holes or running wires. Just place and go, and all is done.

4. Wire-Free vs. Wired Security IP Cameras for Areas Without Power & Internet

When you need to protect your remote properties, such as farm, barn and garage, where power supply and Internet access are not available, wire-free video surveillance security cameras are your only option.

Battery powered wireless security cameras enable you to get motion videos when there are motion events. You can play back the recorded videos to see who and what triggered the alarms. If there is a thief, you can keep the videotapes as the evidence to catch the bad guy.

And here is the best example:

Two thieves were caught on  battery security camera when they broke into a rural property.

Fortunately, local police responded quickly and caught the thieves down the road with the help of the footage.

You can buy a battery powered wireless security camera with local memory card storage, so you don’t need to pay monthly fees for the cloud storage.

Some high-quality battery powered WiFi security cameras, support up to 64GB SD card storage, which enables you to store several hundreds of motion videos. So, you won’t miss any important moments.

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