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CCTV Security Systems For Commercial Uses

How Much Does It Cost To Install CCTV Security Systems For Commercial Uses?

If you’re wondering how much it costs to install a CCTV security system, well, that really depends on your requirements. There are many factors to consider. For example:-

  • How many cameras do you need?
  • What type of CCTV camera will work in your circumstances?
  • Will you be monitoring the cameras yourself?
  • Who will install the security system?
  • And so on.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t need a CCTV security system. Having your home under lock and key would be enough, however, if you own a business or if you have private nurses taking of your parents at home, you will definitely need one.

Pan tilt security camera

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You may be able to buy CCTV cameras at a really low price from an auction site or a retailer but to do so you will have to research the market, learn the different types of camera, see which you will need, assess how many cameras to place and where, then compare the prices from a range of suppliers. That is a lot of work, especially if you are a busy person running a company.

And after all that you will then have to organise the installation, checking and commissioning of the system.  So it is probably a better use of your time and money to contact a specialist CCTV company which has a security consulting service.

There are many companies that sell security systems, however, it’s important to note that not all of them are created alike. While some sell CCTV equipment and do not offer installation services, some offer the whole lot, complete with the installation of security cameras. As a matter of fact, some of them have systems customised for different establishments, including schools, hospitals, distribution centres, sports stadia, and government buildings. For these establishments, installing camera security systems is not an option.

In the case of schools, aside from being centres for learning, they’re being used by students to buy and sell drugs or just plain vandalism. However, having a CCTV security system on campus can help prevent or reduce the level of crime. If the students know they can be seen then they are less likely to carry out their various misdemeanours.

The same true is true for the other establishments. Only the crazy and crazily determined can resist the intimidating force of a CCTV camera. As for the rest of the population, just knowing that something is watching them can prevent them from stealing and committing any other crime.

There are different types of security system cameras on the market. There are two technologies -analog and IP CCTV cameras. Analog security systems are older and are made up of a series of regular cameras, TV and DVR all connected by cables. With IP-based CCTV security systems, however, buildings that are far from each other can still have an integrated security system so they can be monitored from a single point.

Security systems integrated with IP technology are ideal for extended establishments that are some distance apart from each other, like university campuses, large hospitals and government facilities. If you own a small retail store, you won’t need IP. Installing cameras at strategic points in your store would be enough.

Dome surveillance camera

Dome surveillance camera- image

If you own a warehouse or a large retail store with a storage area, there are special security systems for each. You may not know it, but warehouses often bear the brunt of theft and vandalism. However, when you mount security cameras on the building, would-be thugs and taggers think twice about messing with your property because they know cameras can help police identify suspects. As for shopping malls, you already know people are less likely to shoplift if they know they’re going to be caught.

Anyway, if you need to install a security camera system, the first thing you need to do is to find several local businesses in your area. You can search Google for this or you can ask for referrals from your friends. Before hiring, make sure to get a quote from at least three companies so that you’re getting the best price.

There is a third type of CCTV security company which is that also provides CCTV monitoring services.  If you have to employ staff to watch screens round the clock that is another high cost.  However a security monitoring service will provide that service. There are very few end-to-end CCTV security camera services in New Zealand. Global Security is one of the few. Their website has a good over-view of their total security services including CCTV cameras.