When it comes to comparing the prices of CCTV systems, which is the best system based on the budget you have set aside for your home CCTV camera system, you will need to understand the different type of solutions first.
We base it on a few factors when it comes to recommending a good CCTV system within a good budget. Solutions over time have provided walk throughs and methods to rely on technology to cut down on the budget.
Hence, we will discuss the factors which determines the price of home CCTV camera system in detail here.
1. Distance of cables
The cabling distance of a home CCTV camera system does affect the pricing in total especially when it comes to cabling to a different level (ie: private landed houses, penthouses or executive masionette), that's when pricing can increase dramatically.
2. Number of cameras
Typically, we advise clients to stick to 4, 8 or 16 cameras for a good reason that the recorder that comes with the system is 4, 8 or 16 or 32 (if u really need that much cameras for your high SES house). Hence 4 cameras would snugly cover a HDB apartment. It is to ensure complete utilisation of the home CCTV camera system recorder as that is the most expensive component within the CCTV system.
3. Functionalities of the CCTV system
If you need a CCTV system that requires microphone so that you are able to hear what's going on at home, then you need to ask yourself whats the best way of getting it done. You can use microphone attachments ($60 each a piece) or you can integrate it with the camera (about $100+ increase a piece but the camera comes in a higher resolution). If you are looking for a talk back speaker system, then you will need to get an IP camera system (however do note that talk back systems are never clear and can be quite soft in real life).
4. Location of cameras
When locating the cameras, its best to follow a simple path that leads back to the main router at home (which is the router directly connected to the modem). If location of the recorder is based in the bedroom, and laying a cable from the bedroom to the router will incur additional cost (which isn't desirable within this article, but in real life sometimes it helps). Unless you are renovating and you have a lan point that links directly to the main router, if not, the cost is incurred.
The abovementioned are four points that determine the pricing of CCTV systems. There are of course other factors which might be location specific that determines the price, but we are almost absolute that we have covered 95% of what factors might contribute to the pricing.
So following this, we have of course a few templated recommendations for you to read more about.
For most HDB houses, the recommended option base on our expertise in most houses will be the HD1080P home CCTV camera system. This is easy as the cables will be pulled directly to the recorder and from there, the home CCTV camera system will be connected to the router and thereafter the internet for you to monitor it over the phone.
For most private landed houses and also penthouses, the recommended option will be to install the cameras using the home IP CCTV camera system. This allows for ever level to have a connection that runs down separately into the home CCTV camera system recorder. It will rely on the network set up at your house but will also give you network access at every level using the access point or MESH system.
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