There are high chances that you might be fooled while buying a CCTV system. The Cochin CCTV dealers and the retailers will over quote you, but you will have to be smart enough to deal with them. Here are a few ways to help you out:
Check the functionality of CCTV camera :
Different cameras have different functionalities and we are sure you do not want all of them. Let’s say that the cameras used by the crime branch are entirely different to that of the ones used at homes. Thus, the prices are charged as per the functionality of the cameras.
When you are purchasing a camera and DVR, you need to also consider the installation. The retailer might charge you extra for installation. You can check the online YouTube videos where the installation process is shown.
There are standalone DVRs and PC-based DVR. If you have a small budget, you can go with a standalone DVR though you might have to compromise on the features. You can go for advanced standalone DVR which has additional features like PTZ controls, hybrid capability, alarm inputs and so on. The PC-based DVR allows you to install cards as per your need.
Coax cable are used for analog cameras to transmit the data. The other alternative to coax cable is CAT 5 cable which is fairly cheaper to Siamese cable. CAT 5 can run both on power and data, thereby saving you money on power supplies.
You can talk to the insurance company and disclose them that you have installed CCTV cameras in the premises. You will surely get an discount. Secondly, you will be safe from thefts and burglary as the robbers will think twice before breaking into your house.
Hope these tips are useful to you. Do consider them for a budget-friendly CCTV in purchase.