The most important security setup for a home or business is an intruder alarm system along with CCTV cameras to ensure maximum coverage with good camera quality and the ability to monitor any threats if they arise.
Most homes and businesses don’t necessarily need elaborate security systems. Usually a 4-channel intruder alarm system with three or four CCTV Cameras installed in the right places will adequately meet the needs of most situations. Retail businesses or small stores may need extra CCTV cameras to monitor store counters where transactions are taking place as this is where most security threats like theft can occur.
CCTV camera quality is another issue that is often overlooked, in most cases a 2-megapixel camera is sufficient and will meet the needs for a home or business security system. Higher megapixel cameras are generally more expensive and will increase data storage requirements which can raise the cost unnecessarily. We recommend CCTV cameras and security alarm system equipment to suit your specific requirements and also have a large range of options available.
The addition of audio recording for store security is also proving popular recently because there are more instances of customers arguing about digital payment issues. An audio recording can help store managers deal with a dispute as it is concrete evidence of what was said during an incident.
Security systems that are back to base or self-monitored can also attract considerable savings with lower cost insurance premiums and is worth checking with your insurance provider.
We are often asked to fix security systems that have been incorrectly installed and we see a lot of poor workmanship. Sometimes so-called new alarm systems are already outdated and CCTV cameras are either over-priced or they are fitted in the wrong locations leaving the security of the premises compromised.
When considering an intruder alarm system or CCTV installation it is well worth getting an experienced and licensed security installation company to review your security needs and ensure the new system fits your exact requirements.
If you would like more information on an intruder alarm system or CCTV cameras for your home or business contact us or call on 0417 384 787.