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:
Below is a useful guide on the average price of CCTV camera by brand:
R 4 500
R 1 200
R 7 500
R 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 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
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 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:
Discreet and compact
Their shape makes it difficult for criminals to determine where the camera is pointing
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 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
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
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
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:
Wireless transmission of footage
Neat, discreet and seamless
Secure off-site storage of footage
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
Brand of CCTV camera
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: