My CCTV system has a fault – should I repair or replace it?
CCTV systems are just like most other electrical items and on occasion do develop faults. The big question you have to ask yourself if your CCTV system does suddenly stops working properly is; do I have it repaired, or should I opt for a brand new CCTV system?
If your CCTV system is only a matter of a few months, or a couple of years old, then it makes sense to just have it repaired, otherwise it’s probably more cost effective to replace it with a brand new one.
It could turn out to be a blessing in disguise if your current CCTV system is rather old and dated, as new technology is coming to market all the time, providing much better image quality, not to mention additional features such as being able to ‘live’ view your images/footage via your smartphone, laptop or tablet from anywhere in the world.
For those of you with an old analogue system that’s suddenly developed a fault, the time could be right for you to switch over to an HD CCTV camera system – it’s a very easy process to make the swap and affordable too, as it uses the same cables already used for your analogue system.
So to conclude, if your CCTV system is fairly new but has simply developed a fault, then it’s probably a good idea to get it repaired.
If however, your current CCTV system has a fault but is now rather old and dated, the best option would be to look at replacing it with a brand new system.
Upgrading from an analogue CCTV system to an HD camera system will not only be an easy transition to make, it won’t cost you as much as you think and will provide you with a more flexible system and clearer image quality.
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