Choosing the right CCTV system for you

IP HD CCTV

A popular choice especially for new installations, IP HD CCTV tends to provide the highest quality video to most users. Video clarity with this technology ranges to  4K HD (Ultra High Definition) resolutions and beyond for extremely sharp and detailed quality video. IP HD CCTV also offers more advanced functionality and features such as built-in audio and even video storage on-board storage for additional peace of mind. The cabling used by these systems is also ideal for future-proofing if further upgrades are needed.

Pro: 

  • Sharpest video quality
  • Extensive range of functions and features

Con: 

  • More costly than Analogue HD CCTV

Analogue HD CCTV

Analogue HD CCTV is based on a more conventional technology that has been enhanced to 4K HD (Ultra High Definition) in recent years to give users clear video quality at relatively low cost. This technology comes in various forms depending on manufacturer chosen. It is also a useful choice of technology where you may want to upgrade your existing CCTV System to a modern HD CCTV standards to help minimise disturbance to your property and control the cost of upgrading.

Pro: 

  • Cost controlled
  •  Ideal for upgrading older CCTV installations

Con: 

  • Future upgrade options more limited than other CCTV solutions

Wireless & Smart  CCTV

The current generation of wireless & smart cameras are designed to be low cost, simple solutions and are ideal for retrofit. These typically work over the internet and connect to a smart device for viewing from anywhere. Generally, video and audio is stored either locally or to cloud. These solutions may also include extra features such as floodlights and sirens to warn off intruders.

Pro:

  • Cost controlled
  • Ideal for retrofit for simple installation
  • Extra features may be included
  • Con:
  • Requires reliable WiFi/Internet connection
  • Some solutions can have additional subscription costs

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