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Commercial CCTV cameras versus domestic cameras

If you’re currently setting up a start-up business or SME, it’s important to think about what type of CCTV cameras you want to install to secure your offices or premises. CCTV monitoring is essential if you want to protect your new business. You might be tempted to save money by purchasing domestic CCTV cameras, but this isn’t advisable. There are major differences between domestic cameras and commercial HD CCTV cameras. While the former may be more affordable, they aren’t as effective. That’s why it’s essential to opt for appropriate commercial cameras. In today’s blog, we’ll look at the key differences between the types of CCTV cameras used on homes and those used by businesses. Understanding these differences can help you comprehend the power of commercial HD CCTV cameras and, ultimately, use this power to protect your business.

1. Greater coverage

Commercial CCTV cameras are built to monitor larger areas than domestic ones. Ordinary domestic cameras simply don’t have enough coverage to monitor an entire office or business premises unless you set up dozens of them. It’s possible to monitor a reasonably large office or premises using only a handful or commercial HD CCTV cameras.

2. Continuous usage

Commercial cameras are designed to be switched on all the time and archive enormous amounts of footage. That means they’re connected to hard drives or servers with a lot of storage space. In contrast, domestic cameras have very little storage capacity. They’re not designed to be switched on all the time or record everything that happens. This makes them unsuitable for business premises. Businesses need to record everything in case they need to find evidence of would-be intruders or other criminals later.

3. Superior image quality

Commercial cameras generally capture better images than domestic cameras. They record higher-resolution images that can be examined more closely. This is important because business environments are often filled with people. If a piece of CCTV footage doesn’t have enough resolution, it’s easy for would-be criminals to disappear into the crowd when that footage is viewed.

As you can see, choosing proper commercial cameras over domestic ones is essential if you run a business. Here at I-HT, we offer a huge variety of CCTV cameras that are suitable for use in offices and commercial environments. Check out our range today.

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