CCTV buyers guide
CCTV systems comprise of 3 different components. The DVR recorder, the individual CCTV cameras and accessories such as leads and power supplies. We want to help you plan and purchase your system by explaining a little about each of these elements in turn. In each guide we see what the various components do, things to look for when comparing different products on the market and highlight some common mistakes or assumptions people make.
CCTV DVR recorder buying guide
The digital video recorder or DVR is the heart of your CCTV system
. It not only stores your images but also determines how they are displayed on screen. The DVR allows you to select recording options and with more modern recorders is the part which allows you to access your CCTV cameras and footage remotely over the internet using either a computer or mobile device.
CCTV DVR buyers guide
CCTV camera buying guide
The CCTV cameras are the eyes of your CCTV system. There are many different types of camera out there and selection can be very confusing. This section of the guide explains some of the differences between cameras and looks at what is really important. Amazingly most CCTV systems use the wrong cameras, we try to ensure you won't make these common mistakes. Once you know the basics it's pretty straight forward.
CCTV camera buyers guide
CCTV accessory buying guide
This section looks at all the peripheral bits and pieces. We`ve kept things nice and simple when it comes to connecting all the kit together by using industry standard professional fittings and ensuring every cable is compatible with every camera and DVR on the site. We also look at power supplies, networking connections and so on. Learn about using CAT5 cable to connect the CCTV cameras to the DVR recorder.
CCTV accessory buyers guide