CCTV refers to closed-circuit television. This is a security system which consists of 1 or more video cameras hooked up to monitors and other equipment. The installation of CCTV systems usually involves the following steps:
- An assessment is performed to determine the needs of the client and then a proposal, with an estimate of time and costs involved, is submitted to the customer.
- The installation process will begin by mounting cameras on poles or towers in strategic locations around your property. This ensures that they have a full view of your property from several angles.
- The installation work also involves running cables between hidden cameras around your property so that video footage can be accessed from a single location. You may also opt for data recorders which will allow you to save recorded footage for future use while sending real-time footage through phone lines instead, so you can keep track of what’s going on at home even when you’re away from there.
- A good home security system will link to a central monitoring station, where all the surveillance footage is sent and recorded for future reference. If anything unusual such as smoke or an audible alarm is detected, you’ll be notified right away of any emergency on your property.
- Installing motion sensor lights proves useful in ensuring that your home lighting systems automatically switch on whenever someone enters a dark room – thus making it more difficult for intruders to move undetected around your property. These lights also automatically switch on when it’s dusk and off again before dawn so there’s no need to manually turn them on and off every time you leave and come home.
- Your electrical installation company will recommend installing backup generators which provide backup power in case of a blackout or power cut. In the event of a blackout, you’ll have emergency lighting as well as your security lights switched back on so you can see where you’re going and always be aware of what’s going on around your property.
- Another great way to provide additional protection to your home is by getting a monitored intruder alarm system installed by an electrical services company who will fit sensors/detectors that will detect intruders trying to enter your home through doors and windows. As soon as one of these sensors is triggered, the intruder alarm system alarms both the police and the owners using either automated telephone calls or text messages sent straight to their mobile phones.
- Many electricians recommend installing emergency exit signs which will immediately light up in the event of a power failure to help everyone quickly find their way to an exit.
- You can also ask your electrician about installing emergency backup systems that use generator power for all of your electrical appliances, TVs and any other electronic equipment inside the house. This will allow you and your family to continue using all of these things during a power cut and it’s also useful for businesses because customers aren’t likely be happy if shopping centres or restaurants lose power during opening hours