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Tips for Choosing the Right CCTV Camera Installation Dubai

Choosing the best  CCTV camera installation Dubai is critical for businesses of all sizes and industries. With the variety of cameras and equipment available and the various benefits, CCTV cameras can provide a business, making the right choice is more important than ever.

The following are questions to ask yourself before investing in a new CCTV system for your business.

Will the security cameras be installed indoors or outdoors?

While most cameras are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, features such as mounting and housing must be considered. If the camera will be used in a cold environment, choosing one that is durable and has an inbuilt heater ensures that it will work regardless of the temperature.

In the transportation industry, for example, it is also prudent to select a robust solution. This ensures that it can operate reliably in harsh environments with high levels of vibration. However, it is not only external cameras that must be considered. Cameras may need to be protected from dust or heat in factory environments.

Do you want your cameras to be unobtrusive or to serve as a visual deterrent?

The location you’re thinking about and what you need to monitor with CCTV will help you decide whether you need visible or hidden cameras. Larger cameras can serve as a visible reminder to people that they are being watched, reducing the likelihood of theft. For discretion, smaller dome cameras are the best option. 

How large is the area you want to monitor?

The best type of camera will be determined by the size of the area to be covered. Hikvision CCTV Cameras, are best suited for larger areas. They are generally more powerful cameras that can view a large area and zoom in on the specific activity. Using Hikvision CCTV Cameras can also reduce the number of cameras required to cover such areas, lowering costs while maintaining high image quality.

Is audio integration required?

Integrating audio into a CCTV system allows security to hear and speak with potential perpetrators. It can also be used as a stand-alone detection method, triggering recordings and alarms when audio exceeds a predefined threshold.

How clearly do you require the video to be?

The resolution required is determined by the area to be covered. If you want to monitor potential shoplifting, for example, having a high-quality image for identification purposes in the event of prosecution is critical.

Lower resolution cameras, on the other hand, maybe appropriate for smaller areas such as offices. While high-resolution cameras are often thought to be the best, they are not always the best choice for every situation. It is more cost-effective to evaluate each area you want to cover based on what you want to monitor.

What effect will the lighting have on the CCTV recording?

It is critical to place cameras effectively based on lighting conditions, especially when using external cameras. Varying amounts of sunlight, adequate daylight during the darker months, can all have an impact on the effective placement of the cameras.

Background glare from security lighting and sun or light reflection from windows facing the site are also factors to consider. In addition, any specialized lighting, such as strobe lighting in nightclubs. Many cameras now use infrared filters and artificial illuminators to ensure image clarity day or night.

If you’re thinking about installing a new CCTV system that meets the standards of the best CCTV companies in Dubai, upgrading your current CCTV system, or need a maintenance schedule for your existing camera system, contact our industry experts at +971-556260687
043524988 to discuss your needs in greater detail. Alternatively, why not have one of our Security Consultants come to your place of business and conduct a free security audit?