Evidence

Why evidence collection is so important?

CCTV kits and security lights fitted with cameras are great for home security. Not only do they act as a deterrent, they catch on film anyone who may try to burgle or vandalise your property. Having CCTV footage of someone breaking into your house can be a great aid for the police and could even help to bring the burglar to justice.  There are a number of different factors that you must think about when buying a CCTV kit.

Which Digital CCTV kit is right for you and your property and what makes up a kit?

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What type of cameras do you want?

NightWatcher CCTV Kits come with two types of cameras; dome cameras and bullet cameras. A dome camera can be attached to the ceiling whereas a bullet camera screws onto the wall and can be angled to keep watch over a certain area.

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How many cameras do you need?

How many cameras you require will have an affect on which DVR (see below) you will need. If you have a large house with many potential ground floor entry points, you may want more cameras. However, if you live in a small bungalow, you may need less.

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What resolution cameras do you need?

NightWatcher CCTV cameras are available in 720p or 1080p resolution. The higher the resolution, the better quality video your camera will capture. 1080p is a higher resolution, however, 720p is still considered ‘high definition’, and will still capture good quality video. Ultimately, this is a price issue, as 720p kits are less expensive. The resolution you choose will also affect which DVR you need, as higher resolution video recording takes up more disk space on a DVR.

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 Which DVR you need

An NVR, or Network Video Recorder, is an electronic device that records the CCTV footage captured by your camera. DVRs can differ in terms of;

  • Hard drive size – how much recorded video it can store
  • Number of channels – how many cameras can be connected to it

Putting things very simply:

  • More cameras and high resolution require an 8 channel, 2TB DVR
  • Fewer cameras and higher resolution require a 4 channel, 2TB DVR
  • More cameras and lower resolution require an 8 channel, 2 TB DVR
  • Fewer cameras and lower resolution require a 4 channel, 1TB DVR

Remember, buying a kit with a 4 channel DVR limits you to four cameras. What some people like to do is buy an 8 channel DVR with 2-4 cameras, then add more cameras at a later date.

Our CCTV kits are sold in preset configurations. If you would like a custom kit with different types of camera, please get in touch and this can be arranged!

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