SHORT ANSWER: Anyone can install CCTV cameras, but a professional CCTV installer will get better results.
As they become easier to use in homes, one question arises: is it wise to install CCTV cameras by yourself?
More and more people are turning to domestic security systems to keep their homes and belongings safe. This comes alongside a growth in the number of CCTV cameras that are easy to install around the home.
According to the Information Commissioner’s Office, people have the right to install CCTV cameras and smart doorbells on their own property. This means you can install CCTV yourself if you want to, so long as you tell your neighbours about it and try to point the cameras away from neighbouring homes, gardens, and public streets.
The real question is whether it is a good idea to install CCTV yourself.
While it’s certainly possible to install your own security cameras at home, we recommend calling in a professional if you want total peace of mind. Not only can a professional CCTV installer quickly identify the best locations for the cameras, some of which you may miss when installing the system yourself, but you can also take out a long-term maintenance contract with us if you need it.
Within a workplace such as an office, it’s always best to contact a professional for security system installation. There are simply too many vulnerable points and areas of concern for non-professionals to try to cover. Our systems can also include remote monitoring if you want it, allowing you to remotely enable site facilities like doors, lights, or gates. We can also integrate our CCTV systems into other security systems, so you’ll be fully covered no matter what kind of system you choose.
Here at IDS Security, we’re experts in security system installation. The first step in our bespoke installation service is to survey your premises in order identify the best spots for cameras and alarms. If you take out a maintenance contract, we’ll monitor the CCTV system for you going forward, responding to call-outs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On top of this, our engineers are verified by our suppliers – so we’re not just experts in installation, but also in the specific products we use.
If you have any questions about our CCTV systems, our installation service, or any of our other services and products, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We’ll be happy to help!
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