In the first instance, the best choice for CCTV systems has got to be find a professional to install the system for you. There is added cost of course, but if you are anything like me, then you will definitely need a professional. Ask your friends if they have used anyone; a recommendation is certainly the best way to go. Failing that, check out the Yellow Pages and see if anyone has accreditation for this kind of work.
Some people are quite handy of course, and will be able to do all of this for themselves. CCTV Systems can come in kits that do not require a huge amount of skill to set them up. The kits will come with manuals, and if you choose a reliable supplier, then you will always have someone to talk to for advice.
Most CCTV Kits come with a set number of cameras. It is vital that you work out exactly how many cameras you require for full coverage of your promises (home or business). Setting up a security system will be no good if you leave gaping holes for criminals to get through.
CCTV systems are relatively cheap these days because they are so common place. You can still spend a lot of money for state of the art systems of course, but it is not always necessary to do that. What is more important is adequate coverage for the place you want to secure.
Most kits will come with sensors and remote Internet access – complete with alerts. This way, you will be able to connect your cameras to your main cable system and watch the spy camera from any screen in your home.
One word of warning, or at least a point to think about.
The main reason for having CCTV in your home or at work is for security. Wireless systems can be hacked, and therefore offer a lower level of security to wired systems. That is not to say that they are useless, just that wired systems offer more security.