How to get CCTV in Dublin
Have you been thinking about getting CCTV in Dublin for your home or business?
If yes, then here are a few things to consider.
Security cameras serve several purposes:
- To be a visible deterrent to thieves and vandals
- To capture images in the event of a crime occuring
- To monitor visitors as they approach, or as they move through your business premises
- To protect you against false insurance claims
- To protect your staff, your business and your customers
- And to allow you to monitor your home or business premises in your absence – which helps bring peace of mind.
Before you buy a CCTV system, you should get clear in your mind exactly what it is that you need to achieve. Why? Because your objectives will determine the choice of camera, the field of view and the positioning of each security camera in the installation.
Certain cameras are designed to be highly obvious. These types are intended to provide a visual deterrent to crime. these may be the large body type cameras that are mounted on the outside of commercial premises. With these cameras, you are intentionally advertising the fact that the premises are protected by a CCTV system – and warding off criminals.
In a retail environment, it is now common to install “eyeball” type cameras directly above cash tills / EPOS terminals. These are generally quite obvious, with the intention to advertise to staff and customers that they are being observed. With prevention being better than a cure, it’s preferable to keep staff honest, that to have to confront someone who has taken money from a till. It also helps to deter the opportunist ‘customer’ from passing counterfeit bank notes.
For a home installation, many CCTV installers continue to sell the bullet type cameras – probably because of their low price. However, caution is advised. There is lots of evidence to show they have a very poor record in terms of protecting the home against break-in and burglary.
The bullet type security camera are mounted on a swivel mount. This makes it easy for the installer to position the camera, but the swivel makes it very easy for an intruder to push the camera upward – away from the intruder!
A better choice of camera is the secure dome. This security camera is round in shape and with it’s integrated locking mechanism, makes it impossible to adjust the field of vision without the proper tools. The dome cameras also provide a low-profile solution to your home CCTV needs.
Do you need CCTV in Dublin for your home or business? You can contact Barry Smyth on 01-2091984 or click here to get to our contact page. We’ll be very happy to provide you with a free survey of your premises and of course a written quotation. We provide one of the most professional and friendly services for CCTV in Dublin and we would be happy to talk through your requirements.
CCTV in Dublin for your home or business
Is your CCTV system for use in your home?
If it is then you will not want to see cables running along skirting boards or around door frames. I wouldn’t. That may have been acceptable practice 20 years ago when there were lots of cowboy alarm installers running cables all over your home to make life easier for themselves.
With CCTV in Dublin – installation can and should be very tidy. There is no need to have cables visible – as very often the cameras are installed on the roof soffit and cables can be hidden in attic spaces.
You may be tempted to opt for wireless cameras. Even wireless cameras require at least a power cable to be routed to them (unless they are battery powered – in which case – you’ll be forever replacing batteries!).
Installing CCTV in Dublin?
Most CCTV cameras for home are the smaller, less obvious eyeball type camera. The eyeball security camera is more popular because of its small size (less than 3″ – 75mm in diameter). They are generally white or grey in colour – so they blend in with the PVC soffit or a dashed wall. They can be painted to a colour if required. You may have seen them before in your research – the little dome type security cameras.
The advantage of this type of security equipment is that it is locked in position when installed – so there is no opportunity to tamper with it or change it’s position (the older style of mounted camera /can be pushed upward).
The other types of camera available for home cctv installation are the mounted type (where the camera is mounted on a little stalk or swivel), a housed type – which are quite large and very old-style (little used around a home for this reason) and a PTZ camera.
PTZ security cameras can Pan, Tilt and Zoom – it’s where they get the PTZ name!
It’s not often that a PTZ type will be used around a home as they are quite expensive. The advantage or the reason for using a PTZ camera would be that it can cover a large area because it is able to rotate and scan over a pre-programmed path. Essentially if it were installed on the corner of a building it could scan through 270 degrees of view.
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Fortknox Communications are based in Dublin city centre on Trinity street.
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Before we can provide you with a quotation for your CCTV installation, we would conduct a free survey to assess the best locations for the cameras and to determine your exact needs for home security and your safety.