Choosing a CCTV system that is right for your needs can be a daunting task for anyone, especially for beginners. With a lot of available CCTV suppliers in South Africa, you can get drowned in heaps of technical descriptions and suggestions from well-meaning friends and strangers. According to Surveillance Africa, asking yourself the following questions will help you get it right the first time.
1. What are my needs?
Determining what your needs are is the first step in determining which CCTV system to buy. Are you going to need a CCTV system for your home, or for your business? Once you have determined the location of the CCTV, zoom in on the details. Next is to find out if you need to install one camera or many cameras in different areas. Also, consider the exact floor area you wish to cover. Answering these questions will eliminate options that aren’t addressing your needs.
2. What is my budget?
As with any other purchase, you need to consider your budget. Experience will tell you that quality does not come cheap. Do not rush to buy a CCTV system only because it is cheap or is on sale. It is wise to save up a little more and invest in a durable, good quality, entry-level CCTV. Just get extra cameras once your budget allows it.
3. Am I talking to the right person?
First time CCTV buyers may be easily lured by folks who want to make fast cash. Make sure that you are speaking to authorities who know their stuff. Don’t know where to start? Ask around. Reputable CCTV suppliers in South Africa are often determined by how customers give feedback. It will also be a good idea to check customer reviews on a seller’s website. Finally, call them. A good CCTV supplier will be only glad to answer all your questions.
Picking the right CCTV need not be stressful. Take the time to sit down and answer these questions. You’ll surely be on your way to picking the best CCTV for your security needs.