Which CCTV Camera Is Best: 2023 Guide
Home security is something every homeowner considers and with an overwhelming amount of options the British CCTV market provides, it can get overwhelming to make a decision.
The latest cameras are packed with the latest smart technology and features we wouldn’t have dreamed of 20 years ago. Face-detecting features, capturing of video recordings, movement detection or sound detection and mobile alerts are just a few of the top features of the latest CCTV cameras.
To help you decide which CCTV to buy for your home, have a look at our guide below and let us help you make this important decision about your home’s security.
Importance of Home Security Camera Systems in 2023
Home security is more important than ever in 2023. With an increase in home invasions and property crimes, it’s essential to take measures to protect your home and loved ones. One of the most effective ways to do this is by installing a home security camera system.
These systems not only deter potential criminals but also provide peace of mind for homeowners, allowing them to monitor their property remotely and receive alerts if any suspicious activity is detected.
With so many options to choose from, it’s easier than ever to find a security camera system that fits your specific needs and budget. Not only it will protect your home, but also it will give you the ability to monitor your home remotely and ensure the safety of your loved ones.
Do you need Indoor or Outdoor CCTV?
The first thing to consider is whether you’re looking to monitor your home from the outside or indoors. The most popular answer, in this case, is an outdoor security camera set-up, but some of our clients go for both. As outdoor cameras require waterproofing, they may be a bit more costly than their indoor version.
A couple of things you’ll need to keep in mind include the likelihood of having to change the batteries in wireless cameras or recharge, so if you’re looking to place these cameras out-of-reach, then do think again. Thankfully, some CCTV systems can now even be easily installed by a homeowner and are fully controllable from an app on your phone meaning protecting your home just became much more convenient.
What should you look out for when buying CCTV?
Video quality is one of the most important factors when choosing the right security camera. You want to ensure that you can see certain details clearly, such as faces, number plates and certain actions, as these will be crucial if any action ever needs to be investigated.
Night vision is another important factor as most intrusions are likely to happen during the night. If the action or person isn’t well visible on the security camera recording then it is very difficult for those investigating to find the people committing a crime on your property.
Having a long battery life for your CCTV camera is crucial to ensure that not only you get the best coverage, but also from a convenience point of view. Some cameras, especially indoors cameras run off the mains in which case this shouldn’t be an issue, however, outdoor CCTV cameras are likely to run on batteries.
You’ll also have to take into consideration the amount of memory your desired camera has. If the memory erases every 24 hours, you may not have the time to take out any snippets of video recordings which you need for an investigation, therefore ensure that the memory capacity of your new camera is substantial.
You want to ensure that the application of your CCTV camera is user friendly and has a variety of features such as live feed, sharing recordings with 3rd parties, the ability to turn on and off cameras as well as the ability to download any footage necessary
Popular CCTV Camera Options for 2023
HD cameras capture a higher image quality than traditional CCTV cameras, which is particularly useful for businesses that need to monitor large areas, making identification more straightforward. HD cameras are defined as having a resolution of at least 1080P (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Wireless CCTV camera systems keep a constant connection to your wireless network, allowing captured images to be sent to a receiver in your storage system or to the cloud, giving you the ability to view footage from anywhere at any time.
Night Vision/Infrared Cameras
Night vision cameras or IR cameras use infrared light to capture images in low light or dark conditions. They detect infrared wavelengths and allow the camera to see in the dark. IR CCTV cameras provide high-resolution night-time images that can be used for identification purposes.
Talk to an Expert
Overall, it really depends on the usage you need from your CCTV system in order to determine which is the best system available on the market for you. What’s right for you may not be right for someone else and their requirements. It’s why we suggest talking to an expert in supplying CCTV equipment who will help you make the right decision, whether that’s a home CCTV system or a commercial CCTV system.
Here at Total Electrical Engineering, we offer professional, bespoke, CCTV camera systems for all households as well as commercial clients. Get in touch today to get a quote for your next CCTV system from our friendly team.