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Using Your CCTV Effectively


So, you’ve decided that a CCTV is the right solution for your home or business’s security needs. You appreciate the added security it provides and look forward to being able to see what’s going on in the workplace even when you’re not there. Even though you’re happy with the idea of owning a CCTV, there are some things you need to know to use yours effectively.

Our Top CCTV Tips

  • The human eye still sees more than a CCTV camera. Many cameras are not built to tilt or move on their own. They remain in a fixed position meaning there are a lot of things they don’t record. A CCTV camera also has difficulty adjusting to bright light making footage appear washed out and hard to watch. When purchasing a CCTV, remember that even the best cameras have limitations.
  • Do-It-Yourself installation offers the same quality footage as professionally installed cameras. This isn’t the case at all. Professionals have experience backing them up. They also test the placement of the cameras by seeing what type of footage they pick up. Amateur installers often miss this step keeping you from recording the best video you can.
  • Appointing the job of reviewing footage to a trusted individual. You can have the best of intentions and still not benefit from them. Even if you have a CCTV professional installed and the footage is clear and crisp, you may still run into problems if you don’t have a professional review the footage on a regular basis. Running video for hours and days at a time produces an excessive amount of viewing time for an individual. When they’re properly trained to look for things that are out of place, you’ll be able to address the issue at home or your business right away.

A CCTV takes the guesswork out of monitoring your property. It’s your eyes when you’re away from your home or business but it does require professional installation and regular viewing to make it worth the time and money you’ve put into acquiring it. Otherwise, it’s just an expense that does little to improve the security of your residential or commercial property.

Don’t feel like you’re using your CCTV system as effectively as you could? ACS can install a CCTV security system that will help you keep your business secure. Contact us today.

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