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CCTV Camera Prices

CCTV cameras are a great crime deterrent for your home or business premises as they provide constant surveillance

They can also be used in factories and offices to monitor staff movements and detect suspicious activities. 

Apart from the cost of the actual CCTV equipment, CCTV installation prices range from R 2000 to R 5000. 

Top CCTV Camera Brands

The best CCTV camera brands include the following:

  • Geovision
  • Hikvision
  • Dahua
  • Mobotix
  • Provision

Below is a useful guide on the average price of CCTV camera by brand

GeovisionR 4 500
HikvisionR 1 200
DahuaR 850
MobotixR 7 500
ProvisionR 1 250

Most Popular CCTV Camera Systems

Choosing a CCTV should depend on the type of premises you have and the quality of images needed. Below is a handy guide to the different types of CCTV systems:

Bullet Cameras

Bullet cameras have a cylindrical shape and provide excellent long distance surveillance. They are ideal for outdoor surveillance and are durable and water-resistant.

Advantages of bullet cameras include:

  • Provide excellent visibility to deter crime
  • Durable casing to withstand the sun and rain
  • Dirt resistant
  • Great for large area surveillance

Night Vision/Infrared Cameras

If you need great surveillance in very dark conditions, infrared (or night vision) cameras are perfect. Although they can be quite pricey, the return on investment is great. 

Some common advantages to night vision CCTV cameras include:

  • Clear imaging even in pitch black conditions
  • Great quality images in fog, smoke or dust
  • Provides colour images during the day and high quality black and white images at night
  • Incredible return on investment

Dome Cameras

Dome cameras are discreet and blend in well with your building. They are best used in public spaces like shops, hotels, restaurants and busy offices. 

Benefits of dome cameras include:

  • Quick installation
  • Discreet and compact
  • Their shape makes it difficult for criminals to determine where the camera is pointing
  • Vandal resistant
  • Convenient 360 degree coverage
  • Can be used indoors and outside

HD (High Definition) Cameras

If you are looking for the best quality footage, an HD CCTV camera system is the way to go. Picture resolution ranges from 720p to 4Kp, according to your budget or requirements. 

High definition cameras are ideal for high-risk environments, like banks or high-end stores. 

Some common advantages to HD CCTV cameras include:

  • Excellent image resolution
  • Available in bullet or dome shapes
  • Provides undeniable evidence in the case of crime
  • Convenient zoom function

C-Mount Cameras

C-mount cameras are bulky but have detachable lenses to monitor a wide area range of your choice. This makes them perfect to monitor activity in your driveway or the road leading into your premises. 

Here are some benefits to C-Mount CCTV cameras:

  • Their size is a very visible crime deterrent
  • Detachable lenses can provide customized surveillance
  • Rugged, durable and water-resistant
  • Able to withstand extreme temperatures

IP/Network Cameras

Need to monitor your home or business premises from afar? IP or network CCTV cameras allow you to do this anywhere with live footage

Advantages of IP/network cameras are:

  • Convenient off-site monitoring
  • Footage is stored online
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Low maintenance
  • No co axial cables required

Pan Tilt & Zoom Cameras

Pan tilt and zoom cameras allow surveillance staff to aim the camera anywhere at the touch of a button. They are an excellent choice for security guard monitoring of premises. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • Ability to zoom in closely 
  • Excellent image quality 
  • Allows 360 degree surveillance
  • Security personnel can record activity in a chosen area

Wireless Cameras

Looking for easy CCTV installation and a camera that will blend in seamlessly with your home or office? Wireless cameras are neat, compact and discreet and are great for churches, high end shops and large homes. 

There are many advantages to wireless CCTV cameras:

  • Quick installation
  • Wireless transmission of footage
  • Neat, discreet and seamless
  • Secure off-site storage of footage

Day/Night Cameras

Day/night cameras have very sensitive imaging chips and provide great quality images in all light or dark conditions. They are best for property owners who need 24/7 surveillance and good quality footage. 

Some benefits of day/night CCTV cameras are:

  • Provide good quality footage in any light or dark condition
  • Choice of black and white or colour footage
  • Durable casing to withstand the elements
  • Work well even in pouring rain or direct sunlight

What determines the price of CCTV installations?

The price of CCTV installation depends on various factors:

  • Size of premises 
  • Consultation fee
  • Labour involved
  • Brand of CCTV camera
  • Your location

The biggest factor is the size of your premises as this will require more labour and time for the CCTV installation.

Residential CCTV Camera Systems

Having a good CCTV camera system for your home is a visible crime deterrent and helps you monitor activity around your house. 

Criminals are also less likely to target your home if they notice a CCTV camera system. 

Commercial CCTV Camera Systems

Whether you have a large warehouse, corporate offices or a shop, a CCTV camera system helps you to monitor activity on your premises. 

Benefits of installing a commercial CCTV camera system include:

  • Excellent crime deterrent
  • Helps prevent vandalism
  • Provides sound evidence in the case of a crime
  • Gives great visibility of your premists
  • Helps monitor staff activities
  • Allows you to claim from insurance should a crime take place
  • Helps reduce your insurance premiums
  • Gives you peace of mind

Thermal Imaging CCTV Systems

Thermal imaging CCTV systems provide excellent quality images and are a great option for both commercial and residential premises . Their benefits include:

  • Work well in poor light conditions
  • Give fewer false alarms
  • Excellent return on investment
  • Can detect individuals wearing camouflage
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