How to choose CCTV cameras for the home

When it comes to improving your home security, a new alarm system, security lighting, and, more lately, smart doorbells have become the preferred options. However, CCTV has long been an ideal home security enhancement, especially during the summer holidays and the dark winter months when keeping an eye on your property while you’re out and about is critical to deterring opportunist thieves.

Security cameras are not only an effective visual deterrent, but they are also a useful tool that allows you to keep an eye on your home from anywhere using your smartphone, thanks to the introduction of a variety of smart solutions. With so many different types of CCTV cameras on the market, it’s critical to pick the right one for your home.

So, to assist you, our home security team has put together a list of things to look for when purchasing new CCTV cameras, so you can choose the best solution for you.


Before deciding on a CCTV system, it’s critical to know where you’ll be installing your security cameras. This will help you choose the ideal option for your purposes. For example, if you want to keep an eye on a wide plot of land or a huge garden, we recommend getting a camera with a longer range, as it will be better suited to safeguarding your property at all hours of the day and night.

Most CCTV systems now include a variety of camera options, ranging from two to eight cameras, making customising your camera equipment even easier. With our smart CCTV systems, you can keep an eye on all of your property’s outside areas while monitoring them from your smartphone.

You can also install a dedicated front door security camera to monitor any wanted or unwanted guests to your home to keep a watch on the entrance to your property. Our video doorbells are a terrific way to keep the front of your house looking nice while also keeping an eye on who’s coming and going. You can also talk back and forth with delivery drivers or visitors using the two-way audio feature.


When selecting a new CCTV system, think about the features you’ll need to get the most out of your camera. We recommend that you examine your camera’s IP rating, which assures that it can withstand the British all-weather seasons. Rain or shine, all of our security cameras are either IP65 or IP67 rated, so you can be assured that your video will be clear and crisp. If you’re frequently out of the house, a smart system is a good investment because it allows you to always know what’s going on at home thanks to smartphone functionality.

A security camera with motion detection is also an excellent choice. This means that if any visitors, delivery drivers, or unwanted callers approach your door, your camera will detect their presence immediately and warn you via your smartphone.


There are a variety of smart security cameras on the market, and there are a variety of ways to install them. The Pyronix LightCam, for example, offers a quick and easy setup so you can start protecting your house right away. This convenient security camera is simple to install and can be quickly affixed to the outside of your home. It also has security illumination.

Ultimate Alarms’ professional installation gives you complete peace of mind, knowing that your new CCTV system is properly installed and in the ideal location for your home’s layout.

With so many CCTV camera alternatives available, it’s critical to conduct your homework and understand your requirements before making a purchase. Because security cameras are such an important first line of defence for your house, it’s critical that you select the best security cameras for your needs and requirements.

Our systems give users complete control over the region covered, allowing homeowners to guarantee that they are following privacy regulations and not capturing footage from their neighbours.

In addition, all of our CCTV or security camera kits have signs that clearly state that their home is being monitored, guaranteeing that they are taking responsibility for not invading a neighbor’s privacy.

Anyone employing outside cameras should always make sure that the location of their cameras complies with their legal requirements under data protection regulations. The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) website has more information about this.

Give Ultimate Alarms CCTV a call for professional home security advice, supply, and installation to learn more about how to choose the best CCTV cameras for your home.

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