How to choose a CCTV solution.

We get so many marketing messages for CCTV solutions that it becomes confusing to choose the right one. We have shortlisted some important features and factors that one must look for in a good CCTV solution.

Number of Cameras and locations

Firstly we need to identify how many cameras will be needed. A 10 marla to 1 Kanal house would need a minimum of 4 to 6 cameras.  Ideal would be 6 though. 3 Cameras for the sides, 1 covering the front gate with a view of people ringing the bell or cars outside, 1 covering the front gate on the inside and 1 pointed at the main door.

Camera picture quality

Camera picture quality is measured in megapixels or TV lines. The higher the better. Having said that, there is no need to overkill. If your location can be easily viewed with 1 MP camera then there is no need to invest in 3 MP one.