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Saving Money on CCTV Systems

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/17/2014

If you are thinking about installing a CCTV system for your home or business, then it’s essential that you be completely open and honest with the salesperson in order that you may find the perfect system for your particular needs. You might be hesitant about being honest with a CCTV salesperson if you are worried about being taken advantage of, but when it comes to something like CCTVs, you get what you pay for.

Function Over Form

CCTVs are powerful enough to read license plates and count the number of individuals that enter and leave an area. You may also be interested in a system that sends you a text message in the event that someone breaks into your home. While both of these features are great, they are also not free. Get a realistic idea of what you need rather than what you want out of a CCTV system. If you simply want your home to be as safe as possible, it’s best that you opt for a simple camera that keeps an eye on the front door.


Rather than getting a separate monitor solely for your CCTV, you and your wallet will be better off figuring out a way to rig your CCTV to your current TV in order to keep an eye on things. You might have seen TV shows and movies where the CCTV feed was played out over a bank of monitors, but the truth is that CCTV systems usually aren’t monitored unless there’s something going on.


Another great way to save money on your CCTV system is to install the system yourself if you feel that you are up to the task. If not, you’ll want to hire a reputable and experienced security company to take care of it for you. While your main goal is to save money on your CCTV system, saving money won’t do you much good if your system is incorrectly installed.

Once you’ve installed your CCTV system, you may want to inform your home insurance provider to see if you might qualify for a discount on your premiums