Security Systems: DIY or Professionally Installed Security Cameras?

There are quite a few different options available when it comes to purchasing security cameras. While some can be bought relatively inexpensively as part of a do-it-yourself security system, does that mean they are any good? How do you really know what to buy?

At A Total Solution, Inc., we don’t want you to buy fancy cameras because they are expensive. We want you to buy the right cameras that meet the unique needs of your business.

There are many factors that should go into choosing the right security cameras for your security system. Here are a few of the most important things to consider when it comes to your security cameras:

  • Do you want to record video? – For most business owners, the ability to record is a must-have feature for their security cameras. Many DIY CCTV systems that you can buy yourself do not actually record video (or if they do, it is for a short amount of time). Some even claim that they do not continuously record as to save space with motion-activated cameras. These cameras can cause a world of problems for your business, especially if you need to access a specific portion of footage. Professionally installed and monitored cameras and systems use more sophisticated technology to provide you with as much memory as you require for your cameras.
  • Where do you need your cameras? – DIY cameras are typically not the most weatherproof. If they are, they are not meant for long-term use. Professionally installed security cameras are designed to withstand extreme conditions on a long-term basis.
  • Would you like to be able to access your videos off-site? – Do you want to be able to remotely log into your security system and security cameras from anywhere in the world, even from your phone? With the technology available in professional security cameras, you can pull up camera live feeds or access recorded videos at the drop of a hat. As a business owner, this will give you peace of mind when you are away.

DIY may be the way to go for a lot of things in life, but not for your security systems or security cameras. To schedule your professional security system installation or to find out more information, contact the security experts at A Total Solution, Inc. today.

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