The security of both homes and business premises can be improved no end if a security camera is added somewhere. These days, miniature cameras can be installed quite discretely around a property and capture images as they occur to review at a later date. However, this is not the same as having a professionally installed CCTV system fitted. Why is it a good idea to turn to the most up-to-date CCTV technology that security consultants can now offer rather than going it alone? Read on to find out.
Camera Site Assessments
One of the most important aspects of any CCTV system comes well before a security camera has even been deployed. This is the site survey that will focus on all aspects of the property and where cameras might be most needed. Of course, this is likely to mean the main entranceway and other strategic points but a professional installer will also be able to advise on other locations. As soon as cameras are fitted in the obvious positions around a property, professional criminals may work out how to avoid them and gain access unseen. Therefore, camera positions will not always be exactly where you might think if full coverage is to be achieved.
If you have a camera in a fixed position, then it will only be able to look in that direction. However, with professional CCTV equipment, it will be possible to have cameras that swivel around and observe more than one environment. This is a big difference between the sorts of cameras you can fit yourself and the professional ones available nowadays. Of course, some of the movable cameras also offer manual controls so that you or a security guard can direct their gaze. Others will simply move back and forth automatically on a time interval.
Although high-definition miniature camera technology has certainly improved the quality of images you can collect with security cameras in recent years, this is nothing compared to the footage you will be able to obtain with a professional CCTV installation. Most will allow you to zoom in and out with no discernible loss of quality. What's more, their images will be in a higher resolution, making them much better for the purposes of crime detection and court evidence. Indeed, it is not just the cameras that help in this regard but the modern digital recording systems that are now available to support them.
Reach out to a professional for more information about CCTV.