The Importance of Having The Right Security System for Your Safety

1. Why do you need your CCTV Surveillance System Installers?

If you choose to tackle CCTV installation yourself, there are a lot of things to consider. Which cameras do you need? What recording device is the best? How do you feed wire through the walls? What’s the proper camera mounting position?

With the number of options available on CCTV security systems, it can be confusing to determine what’s right for you. Then, when you pick your options, you must figure out how to install it.

Hiring a professional makes everything easy. They’ll handle the entire process from start to finish, so you don’t have to do anything but sit back and watch—and even then, only if you want to. You’ll have a brand-new CCTV security system installed in your home or business without lifting a finger or interrupting your busy schedule.


2. Don’t Worry About Purchasing All the Components

There are a lot of parts in a CCTV system. Besides the obvious components like the cameras and recording device, you’ll also need wire, screws, mounts, and other specialty tools to help with installation. Save yourself the multiple trips to the hardware store and hire a professional.

They’ll bring all the components needed for a quick and easy installation. Don’t bother doing the math to determine how many meters of wire you need. The pro will bring it!


3. Get the Best Equipment

With a DIY or hiring a inexperienced or Renovation Contractors CCTV installation, you’re limited to the equipment you know how to install. Sometimes, that might not be the best equipment. If you hire a pro, there aren’t any limitations. You can get the security solutions you need, no matter how complicated they might be.


4. It’ll Be Done Right the First Time

There’s always some trial and error when you try something new. When it comes to baking a simple cake, that’s not a big deal. When it comes to your home or business security, errors are a bit more serious. You don’t want to make a mistake and leave your property vulnerable to intruders.

If you hire a professional, there’s no trial or error. They know what they’re doing, so it’ll be done right the first time. You won’t need to go back and make repairs, adjust the cameras, or install software patches. Once installation is complete, you’re good to go. Don’t think of it as an installation fee; think of it as an installation guarantee!


5. You’ll Get Expert Security Suggestions

You might not know the most effective locations for your cameras, but a professional does. When a professional handles your CCTV installation, they’ll give you expert advice to strengthen your home or business security, offer equipment or upgrade suggestions, and know exactly where to place your cameras for maximum coverage. Sure, you can ask Google for that information, but Google won’t be able to offer customized advice for your unique property.


6. Professional Maintenance and Support

If you handle CCTV installation yourself, who will help you if you run into problems? The little instruction booklet will only help so much, and being on hold with customer support for 45 minutes at a time is just frustrating. With a professional, you’ll have someone who knows your system inside and out to help you with support and maintenance down the road.


7. Peace of Mind

The real reason to hire a professional to handle CCTV installation is for peace of mind. You’ll know that your system was installed correctly and is ready to fulfill your unique security needs. Your safety is too important to trust to anyone except a professional.

For expert CCTV installation, trust the professionals at Heron Solutions. We have years of experience working with all types of homes and businesses, providing customized security solutions to fit their needs. If you’re ready to boost your property’s security with a CCTV security system, contact us for a free, no-obligation quote today.




Important things to know about Surveillance System (CCTV) CCTV cameras have evolved substantially in the last decade. But in all fairness, these are not a part and parcel in everyone’s life. So, looking through the newest of CCTV technologies, features and types of CCTV security cameras can be intimidating. So, before you choose the best CCTV camera for your home or business, you need to have a brief idea on what to look for.


1. Does it come with an inbuilt SD card slot, or does it depend on a separate internal storage on DVR?

With the advancement of CCTV technology, today many of the CCTV cameras are CCTV systems by themselves. They come with a micro SD card slot in them. Users can insert memory cards of various capacities, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB for recording. Many of modern CCTV cameras sold are upgradeable up to 128GB.

But there are also cheaper cameras that do not have the internal storage and depend on the surveillance hard disk in the DVR.


2. Pan/Tilt

The modern CCTV cameras can rotate horizontally and vertically to cover a large space around them. The maximum angle that a CCTV camera can rotate horizontally is called as Pan and vertically is tilt. Certain CCTV cameras could be remotely rotated by their apps. So, if you want to monitor a large portion of three-dimensional space, a CCTV camera with higher pan/tilt is essential.


3. Image quality

The best CCTV cameras of today produce videos in 720p (1MP) and 1080p resolution. Of course, greater the resolution, better will be the quality, however, it also means you need a higher amount of storage to record a day’s video. If you have a DVR with large internal storage in terabytes, buying a high-resolution camera may not be a bad idea. But cameras with in-built storage will easily get filled. To deal with this, some of the cameras have an overwrite feature which self-erase micro SD once it fills up and continues recording. Obviously, this can create recording loss problems. A 1MP camera approximately takes up to 38GB of data space on recording for a whole day. So, relate the resolution of CCTV camera also with the storage space and backup time than just with the visual quality before choosing a particular CCTV camera.


4. Does it have a motion and audio sensor?

Motion sensors are a part of smart security cameras. These are currently not very popular in Malaysia because of their high price but are definitely the future of CCTV cameras. For instance, Motion & Audio sensors will cost around RM890 per camera (without installations). With motion and audio sensors, CCTV cameras detect and alert owners about unusual sounds and movements by sending them a notification on their mobile app. If you are in need of a top notch security system and want to best protect your home or office, buying a CCTV camera with motion and audio sensors is worth the money.


5. Can it be used for Video chat with your family?

There are CCTV cameras with an inbuilt microphone that allow 2-way communication. This is useful for people who want to keep in touch with their kids at home and ensure their safety and security.


6. Is it Waterproof?

For an outdoor CCTV camera, waterproofing is a must. If you want to monitor the space in-front of your shop, home or any other outdoor space, you should look for waterproof CCTV cameras.


7. What are the accessories that come in the box?

Before you choose a CCTV camera, you must check the details about the contents you will be getting on buying it. The key contents to look for are installation gear like mounting stand, power screws, cables and power adapter. Sometimes, low-cost CCTV cameras do not come with power adapters, and it would be an additional expense. So make sure you get all these in your package.


8. Number of Infra-Red LEDs in the Camera

Infra-Red LEDs are small bulbs located on the sides of the lens at the center. These provide Infra-Red light at night for night vision. Greater the number of LEDs, better will be the quality of recordings at night.


9. Maximum range of the camera

The maximum range or range of a CCTV camera is dependent on focal length of the lens and size of the image sensor. Greater the range, the clearer will be the objects captured from the far away distances. Higher range is essential for outdoor CCTV cameras. A CCTV camera should have an at least of 20 to 25 meters of range.


10. Does it connect to existing DVR?

Some manufacturers make and sell CCTV cameras as a part of CCTV system. They are only compatible with their parent DVR. So if you are buying a CCTV camera for an existing DVR, make sure it is compatible with it.


11. Outdoor vs. Indoor Cameras

Indoor cameras are suitable for offices and homes. These are compact in size and typically have a dome shape.

Outdoor cameras, on the other hand, are used for spaces including grounds, outside shops, markets, airport, roads etc. These have high pan/tilt and zoom which enables them to cover large spaces.


12. Wired or Wireless CCTV cameras?

Wired:

Wired CCTV cameras are quite popular in Malaysia because of their lower price. These are connected to DVR through a Siamese Coaxial Cable (Astro/TV type cable). Wired CCTV cameras are more reliable than wireless CCTV cameras as they are hard connected through wires.

Wireless:

Wireless cameras offer benefits in terms of mobility and scalability. These are usually easy to install and move around. Good quality branded wireless cameras are expensive than wired cameras. The high-end offices and homes today prefer these cameras as they do not disturb the aesthetics with wires and cables. For using wireless cameras, one should have a high-quality router, reliable internet connection, and speed.


13. Price and Warranty

A decent quality CCTV camera comes with at least a one-year warranty and the robust ones can have warranty up to 3 or more years. Here at Heron Solutions, we offer 2 Years + 1 Year Warranty on our Cable works & Products such as HDD, DVR, Cameras, Power supply etc.

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