Thieves attempt to break in for all sorts of items—from keys and mobiles to cash and jewellery. That's why getting a CCTV camera installed in your home can go a long way in increasing security for you and your family. In most cases, burglars will bypass a home with security cameras for fear of getting caught, so they not only shed light on issues around the home but they also serve as a deterrent. Here are some steps to prepare your home for CCTV camera installation.
Identify The Areas Around Your Home Where You Want Surveillance
Surveillance is the key reason for installing CCTV systems. Before the certified security technician arrives, it may be worth considering the areas you want the camera to cover. This may include all entryways along with vulnerable windows that can be broken into. It's worth doing this due diligence because you will know your property better than anyone else. If the technician recommends a few additional areas for cameras, you'll want to take this into consideration as well.
Organise A Home Consultation Before The Security Camera Installation
Since installing CCTV camera systems in a home has some wiring requirements, you may want to consider organising a home consultation beforehand to avoid any challenges later. For example, the technician may need a separate power point unit to connect the camera setup box to your TV if you don't have enough existing points already. Similarly, the technician may need to bring some additional wiring based on the size of your property. A home consultation in advance will help to iron out these chinks.
Ensure Easy Roof Access For Wiring
The camera installation technician will need to access your home's roof to wire the place for the cameras. In most single-level homes, access to the roof is from the garage ceiling so make sure you clear out the area to prevent the chance of slip and fall injuries during the installation process. Most technicians will prefer to install cameras in the first half of the day when there is adequate natural light so make sure you accommodate for this. Camera installation may take a few hours so find out exactly how much time it will take based on the number of cameras you're getting installed and size of your property.
CCTV cameras can vary in pricing so make sure you check with your local security technician about how much it would cost based on your specific needs.