Once you have decided what you want from your CCTV system, it’s time to start considering the key parameters to select the right type of CCTV camera for your home. Here are a few of them;
1. Evidential CCTV Systems
If you have decided on an evidential system then at least one camera must be able to capture an image in the “identify” category whilst the others should be capable of clearly showing an offence taking place.
Usually this will mean that they will need to capture images in the “recognize” category.
Images in the “identify” category are usually best captured in restricted areas where someone must pass but this is not always possible or easy on a residential property.
Some areas to consider for placing identification capable cameras are passageways around your home or within your home in places such as the hallway.
Cameras being used for identifiable images will also be more likely to capture useful information if they are positioned closer to the ground.
This requirement brings about its own problems and the potential for additional costs.
2. Monitoring Only Systems
If you have decided on a system for monitoring, the cameras will only need to capture images in the “observe” category as a minimum.
Cameras used for monitoring only can be placed out of reach and will be able to cover larger areas with less detail.
Any CCTV camera within reach is prone to vandalism or being moved so that it cannot capture images of the offender.
To guard against this, vandal resistant dome cameras may need to be used and wiring will need to be run internally, shielded within conduit or be armoured.
Regardless of how robust a camera is, if it is not cited correctly, it could be attacked from a blind spot and defeated. If it is not possible to find a good position.
Where a camera cannot be attacked from outside of its field of view, then consideration may need to be given to having another camera overlooking it from the opposite direction.
5. Backlighting Problems
If a camera is unable to cope with the large difference in lighting, it is prone to sending false alarm signals caused by movement beyond its intended view.
The problems caused here could be resolved through the use of additional lighting or choosing a more suitable camera position.
6. Using Alarm and Privacy Settings
Whatever you decide that you want your system to do it is likely that you will need it to have the ability to limit areas within the camera’s view so that it does not send alarms or intrude into other’s privacy unnecessarily.
Many CCTV recorders include features to help you to do this.
Whilst privacy masking features are useful in limiting views onto public spaces, we would advise you to try and avoid having your cameras overlooking the area in the first place as this is much less likely to concern your neighbours.
The alarm function on many CCTV recorders will include features where you can set your system to ignore certain areas of the images.
This is useful for limiting the potential false activations from things like tree branches or bushes and some recorders will allow you to adjust the sensitivity of the monitoring software to reduce false alarms caused by animals.
Unfortunately, no software is foolproof.
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