Home CCTV Cameras It makes sense to find out how installing a home cctv system can help in protecting a home from various threats of crime. It is also important get the entire lowdown on these systems so that before buying them one can understand how they work and what different kinds of cameras are available. CCTV systems have been widely used in shops and pubs as well as in car parks and in other public places. It is only recently that the home cctv has become a popular option and this is because their prices have fallen and installing them has also become very easy.

According to Maplin, a high street electronics specialist, between the years 2007 and 2008, the sale of home cctv equipment rose by a staggering seventy percent in most of the United Kingdom's urban areas.

However, as late as in April 2009, only two percent of homeowners that were questioned stated that they had installed home cctv systems while another nine percent stated that they had plans to install such systems in the near future. For those homeowners that are planning on installing a home cctv system outside their homes, it is important that they understand and also comply with existing privacy laws. This means that they cannot point the cameras at public places and they cannot point the camera at their neighbor's properties either.

Before installing a home cctv system, it is a good idea to discuss your CCTV plans with your immediate neighbors so that they can share the system with their neighbors and in this way they can reduce the costs involved. It is also important to understand that a home cctv is just one line of defence against criminals and should be combined with things like door/windows locks, cutting trees and foliage and installing security lights as well as using burglar alarms.

A home cctv system is one that can transmit images (either digitally or in analogue form). There are wireless options available but these can develop interference when you also use routers, microwaves, cordless phones and wireless signals can also be blocked by metal objects and also by heavy masonry.

The outdoor home cctv camera is a good option but must be weatherproof and it should have an IP rating of at least 66. Though there are wireless options available, these will still need to run cables to a power source. It is also important to position the cameras in places where there is minimum chance of them being tampered.

An indoor home cctv camera is available as wireless, wired and powerline networked option. It is not a good idea to use wireless cameras in a home unless their signals are properly encrypted. Otherwise, anyone can gain access to the signals and tamper them.

When choosing a good home cctv system, be sure to address the problem of storing the CCTV images properly and also think about whether you will benefit by buying a system that allows you to access the system remotely. Night vision, motion detectors and resolution of CCTV footage are other important concerns regarding the proper selection of a home cctv system.