The high end CCTV that is installed in and around towns and cities can cost in the region of £100,000. Police and citizens feel this is a small price to pay for the security that cameras bring. This doesn’t include the cost of paying monitoring staff that watch our streets on a daily basis. On the other hand at the lower end of the scale, CCTV cameras that are available for the residential property don’t break the bank and can be purchased for approximately £100. Although these are cheaper and may not give the image quality as many of the high end systems they still have the same effect as a visible deterrent. It is a well-known fact that houses and businesses with cameras that are made visible are less likely to be targeted by burglars. They work in the same way as the larger models except the home owner has the ability to watch what’s going on through their television. They can also record for long periods of time whilst away from home and then view the footage on their return.
CCTV equipment is very easy to come by. It can be purchased in retail outlets on the high street and online. There are several different CCTV systems available that all offer a number of features. If you are buying equipment for the home then there are certain factors worth considering. For example certain cameras can view many feet away, whilst other models give the ability of seeing in pitch black darkness through infrared technology. Depending on your requirements the CCTV camera is available with many unique features so be sure to shop around before purchasing a system for your home or business.