What is a smart CCTV system?

A smart CCTV system is a relatively new addition to the security arsenal. It enables the remote monitoring of a home or property and provides a strong visual deterrent to would-be criminals. Here, we take a closer look at the benefits and why you should consider investing in one.

Smart security systems are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners and businesses alike because of the enhanced level of security, protection and flexibility they offer.

While the long-term trend for domestic and commercial burglary, theft and criminal damage is falling, many householders and commercial property owners still need to take steps to improve their security.

A range of measures can be put in place to make your home or business premises more secure. The more security you have, the better, from sturdier locks to enhanced window and door security, lighting and alarm systems.

A smart CCTV system is a relatively new addition to the security arsenal. It enables the remote monitoring of a home or property and provides a strong visual deterrent to would-be criminals.

Here, we take a closer look at the benefits of smart CCTV systems and why you should consider investing in one.

What is a smart CCTV system?

The rapid evolution of wireless technology has given rise to the smart CCTV system, which combines a full range of security and configuration features in a single control panel.

Smart CCTV cameras can be integrated with other modules, like access control, lighting and intruder alarms so that you can build the ultimate security system.

With a smart CCTV system, you can choose either wireless or hard-wired cameras, both of which are packed with plenty of features that can be tailored to your exact requirements.

For example, you can set up motion or noise sensors to capture any suspicious movements or sounds on camera.

You can build two-way audio functionality into your system, so you can communicate with whoever is on camera, from wherever you are. Meanwhile, some of the more advanced cameras have the latest night-vision facial recognition technology to help you identify friends, family, or unwanted visitors, even in low light.

And in your control panel, you can access advanced features including intelligent video analytics, thermal imaging, appearance search and trace, and licence plate recognition so that in the event of a break-in, you can provide vital evidence to the police.

Footage from your cameras can be stored digitally and accessed from anywhere in the world via a cloud-connected device such as a smartphone or tablet.

You can also integrate your smart CCTV cameras with other wireless security measures and control everything from the same single, easy to use platform for ultimate peace of mind. Some of the benefits of a smart CCTV system include:

‘Build your own’ system

Depending on your budget, you can build a smart CCTV system that’s tailored to your exact needs. A basic set-up represents a relatively inexpensive investment, but more features and modules can be built in to give you complete control over your home or business security.

More control

Smart security systems are wireless and integrated and can be controlled remotely. So, they give you a greater degree of control over how you operate and monitor them.

Perhaps their most significant advantage is that because they are built on the latest wireless technology, you can monitor and interact with your system from anywhere in the world via a  smartphone app.

Operate on the go

With a smart CCTV system, you can operate its features from wherever you are using mobile technology. So, you can switch your cameras on and off remotely, view real-time footage and even power your lights, smart locks or other integrated features to give the impression that someone is in the building, even if it’s empty.

Easy to install and extend

Although you can opt for hard-wired cameras, smart CCTV systems are built on wireless technology, which means they are easier to install than traditional systems and, crucially, also easier to expand with more features. This also makes them easier to maintain and service.

Build an interconnected security system

Because all the modules within a smart security system are IP-based, they can all be connected via the same control panel and smartphone app. It’s easy to add in other wireless devices or applications, meaning you can create a fully functioning smart home or office which takes care of everything from your appliances and entertainment to your security.  

Give Netfit a call

Netfit Communications is a specialist installer of security systems across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Worcestershire.

Our high-quality CCTV systems will give you complete peace of mind that your home or business is protected at all times of day or night. To meet your exact requirements, we can supply and install a range of security systems, including wireless and hard-wired solutions.

For an initial chat to see how we can help, get in touch today

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