Home CCTV Installation Guide, Uganda

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Finding the right fit for a CCTV system for your home can be difficult. And even more challenging to find a comprehensive home CCTV price to help you make an informed decision.

If you’re currently looking into house CCTV prices and you want to know what options that are available to you in Uganda, we have created this article to help you. We will not only provide realistic price ranges for different types of cameras and CCTV systems but we’ll also highlight important aspects you must consider before making that all-important purchase.

You may be wanting to purchase a home CCTV system as a security measure so that you and your family feel safer in your home. If that’s the case, you’ll need a CCTV camera system and a professional CCTV installer you can trust.

The problem is that there is so much choice available that we often don’t have the time to fully investigate different systems on the market and we end up instead choosing to buy the first camera we see to save time. Often these cheap camera systems purchased online or even in some shops near you, end up costing more due to poor footage quality, cameras which are not fit for the purpose intended or don’t last the test of time.

Every single property in Uganda is unique and home owners all have different CCTV requirements. Our customers find that by having a home system designed for their specific requirements helps ensure that the system performs as expected and that the camera systems are installed to the latest standards, offer exceptional value for money and come with warranty.

On top of that, when purchasing from a professional CCTV company, customers have the backup and support which ensures that any help or assistance needed is available via a quick phone call!

 What should you consider before purchasing a CCTV system?

For whatever reasons you have for installing a home CCTV system, you should consider first whether you need internal or external cameras. Perhaps you require both as there is no right or wrong answer as it all depends on your personal circumstances.

You will also think about where you will store footage gathered by the cameras. You could choose a hard drive on your property or in the cloud. All home CCTV systems which we supply now give our customers the ability to receive notifications and watch live footage via your mobile phone or any other device with internet access. This is perfect if you want to be able to see what is happening at home at certain times or if you just want the peace of mind that everything is well.

One other important factor to consider is camera resolution. If you buy a home CCTV system which records pictures at a resolution lower than 720P, you’ll struggle to see important details such as faces. Resolutions can be confusing which is why we offer a free security survey for your home CCTV requirements.

The minimum if you wanted to give the footage to police as evidence for a crime that had taken place is often a consideration as low quality, cheap systems simply won’t be of evidential use as they are low resolution and the footage won’t be sharp enough to help convict the person who burgled your house or damaged your property. Cameras which record at 1080P give you the high quality results the police will be wanting. You could go one step further by purchasing one that records in 4K ultra definition.

The resolution of your recording is not the only important factor though. If you choose the wrong frame rate, you may struggle viewing details in your recordings. You should aim to buy a home CCTV camera system that records at a minimum of 15 frames per second so that movements and events captured on the footage are natural. Many cheap systems infer that they do this, but when it really matters, and you need the footage some people discover that they have wasted their hard-earned money by buying cheap gimic offers online. We help our customers avoid this pitfall.

If you want footage that shows events unfold in ‘real time’, you should choose a system which records at 25 frames per second – this is the only type of system which we advise to our customers as anything less than this is not acceptable in our opinion as professional installers.

Wireless home CCTV system

Wireless CCTV systems have some advantages over wired systems. You have far greater flexibility in the locations where you can place the cameras. However, the technology is still not reliable enough and requires mains power cable to be run to the camera.

Wireless camera systems are more expensive and less reliable than wired systems. They are also susceptible to interference and more easily tampered with.

How can you save money in home CCTV installation?

Although with the spread of modern technology means lots of cheap camera systems are on the market if you want a system that is actually fit for purpose it is better to have a system installed professionally and designed for your specific requirements.

Do you want a free home CCTV installation quote?

As we’ve seen, you can get a DIY home CCTV system online. However, choosing the cheapest system doesn’t mean that it’s going to be right for you and your family, be fit for purpose.

There are so many optional extras that add real value to a CCTV system you can select. It’s better to let a professional company who installs CCTV for a living give you the best advice on the number of cameras, where they’re positioned, the angle of filming / lenses, feedback to either a hard drive or cloud computer, and more.

NDR and Company have the skills, qualifications, experience, and affiliations needed to provide you with the right CCTV system for your home and can do all the CCTV camera fitting for you.

Our home CCTV camera system installers will give you a quote – free of charge along with a free site survey.

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