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Security Camera Installation: How to Protect Your Home with CCTV

Protecting your property can seem like a massive task and can be easy to procrastinate on. You may never need your security system, but installing a security system can offer that little bit of peace of mind. Whether your home or business is in the city, the suburbs, or out in the country, you will…

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Protecting your property can seem like a massive task and can be easy to procrastinate on. You may never need your security system, but installing a security system can offer that little bit of peace of mind. Whether your home or business is in the city, the suburbs, or out in the country, you will likely know the level of security you need to feel safe. But if you would like some assistance determining the next steps in protecting and securing your home or business, the team at Hit The Switch are happy to help.

In this guide, you will find tips and advice on choosing the right CCTV system for you, where to place security cameras and how to get help installing your new surveillance system.

Why Choose a Security Camera System?

There are many reasons to install a security camera system on your Melbourne property. You may have had a property breach or a scare, or maybe you would just feel that little bit more secure with some added protection. These are some of the most common reasons for installing cameras. 

  • Preventing theft 
  • Deterring vandalism
  • Reducing your Insurance rates
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Improving Customer Service

Your security camera system can assist you in protecting your house, unit or apartment, office, retail, hospitality or commercial property, warehouse and workspace and storage space.

Types of Security Camera Systems 

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There are many security camera options for home and business owners to choose from. Security camera systems come in all sorts of configurations, sizes and designs. With a huge range of functions and capabilities, it can be a little overwhelming. Surveillance cameras can be wired, wireless and even completely wire-free. They can have app functionality, can record straight to the cloud or connected hard drives. Smart cameras can turn on as they detect movement, or at particular times. Some of the most common types of security cameras include:

  • Dome Cameras
  • Bullet Cameras
  • IP Cameras

Each of these types can be built for indoor use or outdoor use. It’s important to consider the placement of the cameras you want so that you can ensure you get the right cameras for the right locations. 

Where to Install Security Cameras

Where you decide to place your new security cameras is as important as your choice of security cameras. If your camera view is obstructed by that fast-growing bush, or it is placed at the wrong angle, you might miss capturing something important. 

It’s imperative to consider the areas likely to draw the most interest when choosing where to place your cameras. Entries and exits are where you are likely to have the highest traffic, but it’s a good idea to inspect your property and think about the riskiest areas. Have you locked yourself out before? How did you get in? You may not be the only one to think that back window a good entry point! 

Consider whether you will need a camera that will work in low light spaces, outdoor and wet areas. Your cameras can be visible to others, as this can work to deter theft and vandalism. But if your cameras are visible, it’s a good idea to make sure they won’t be easily tampered with. 

Installing Your Security Camera System

Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your security camera system in place, The expert electricians at Hit The Switch are ready to help get your home protected and secure. Enjoy your Melbourne home or business without the added stress of wondering ‘what if’. For more information on how you can protect your home with CCTV, give us a call 24 hours, seven days a week. Or fill out the below form and the Hit The Switch team can be in touch promptly.

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