Do CCTV Cameras Cost A Lot of Money?

Investing in a CCTV system is one of the best ways of protecting and securing your home or business premises – CCTV cameras act as a strong visual deterrent and provide you with the ability to monitor what’s yours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Like most electrical items, there’s a wide range of CCTV cameras to choose from which vary in price, starting with the cheaper dummy CCTV cameras, which in our opinion are really a waste of time, to the more specialist and bespoke CCTV cameras which can cost hundreds of pounds or more.

You might have a limited budget for your CCTV camera system but that doesn’t necessarily mean poor quality. There’s such a wide range of CCTV cameras on the market today and one of the best ways of ensuring you choose the right one for your budget is to decide what type of surveillance you’re after in the first place.

Choosing a more expensive CCTV camera don’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be the best, there’s such a huge range of good quality, cost effective CCTV cameras to look at on the market today.

Many people believe that by purchasing one of the more expensive CCTV cameras, the quality of the footage/images will be much better but that isn’t necessarily true.

What is true however, is that HD, or IP CCTV cameras will provide you with better quality images than those from an analogue CCTV camera, however it’s the compression of the recorded footage when stored that effects them most.

CCTV cameras, like most electrical items, can be very cheap, cheap, middle of the road or expensive and there’s no guarantee as to the image quality on many of them but what they do all provide is the ability to monitor and capture footage, as well as acting as a strong visual deterrent.

It really comes down to your individual needs and requirements and how much your budget is.


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