CCTV Installation For Your Home & Business: What to Know Before You Get Started

Would you like to install a CCTV camera system to protect your home, business or commercial property? In this article, we will be exploring the basics of installing a CCTV system in your home or business. We will go over the essential components of a CCTV system, important considerations before purchasing, and what you can expect during the installation process. Whether you’re looking for added security for your home or to protect your business assets, this guide will provide you with the information you need to get started.

What makes a CCTV system work?

The security cameras available today come in various types and configurations: indoor and outdoor cameras, analog and IP cameras, pan, tilt, and zoom cameras, wired or wireless cameras, domes and bullet cameras, and more. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right security system for your home or business. The essential components of a complete security system are:

  • CCTV Security Camera
  • Cabling
  • Video Recorder
  • CCTV Storage Solutions

An effective CCTV solution that provides 24/7 coverage of a property requires a network of compatible security cameras, adequate storage, proper cabling, installation, and configuration, regardless of whether it needs to cover the entire property or specific areas of your home or property.

Finding the Right CCTV Camera:

CCTV camera installation is a great way to monitor your property and keep it safe, but there are some factors to consider when choosing security cameras. It is essential to consider several factors when purchasing a security camera system for your home or business. When selecting outdoor CCTV cameras, the camera should be IP-rated for weather resistance and suitable for outdoor use. It should also have high resolution, use infrared LEDs for night vision in low light, and feature infrared capabilities. Choosing indoor cameras involves considering whether they come with a microphone for audio monitoring, whether they are wireless or hardwired, and whether night vision is enabled by default.


In Commercial CCTV Installation, installing structured cabling throughout the wall is crucial to connecting the security cameras to the Server or Video Recorder. Although wireless security cameras are becoming more popular, particularly for home use, wired security cameras still dominate for reliable monitoring in business environments.

Do Wireless Cameras need wires?

Wireless cameras do not need cables to transmit video to the recorder; they need a constant electrical power source. An unauthorized person can easily tamper with wireless cameras by unplugging them or turning them off, so wireless cameras must be installed correctly with adequate wiring. Installing a security camera by a professional CCTV company is the best way to ensure that it operates efficiently. A certified CCTV installation expert will ensure the safety and efficiency of your wireless camera by ensuring that it works with a constant electrical power source and making it a reliable solution to protect your home and family.

What is better NVR or DVR? : How to choose the Best one for your CCTV system

There are two acronyms that many people get confused with: DVR and NVR. If you’re trying to determine which is best for your network, it’s essential to know the differences between them. DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder, while NVR stands for Network Video Recorder. essentially, a DVR is a recording device that records video from both digital and analog cameras via cabling. The NVR is a device that records video from a digital source such as a security camera or IP camera and does not require any wiring since cameras are connected wirelessly using routers. In addition to providing high flexibility, NVRs can be installed anywhere in your building via an IP network to connect to the same IP network as your cameras. Installing a DVR is the best solution when there are existing coaxial cables and analog cameras in a business security system. The NVR offers higher-resolution IP cameras and remote video feed access, making it an excellent choice for commercial security camera systems.

Whatever your security needs, from installing a video surveillance system to getting more information about an NVR or DVR, you can rely on our professional SIRA certified CCTV experts. Our security solutions engineers are highly trained and well-equipped to both direct you to the solution that fits your security needs and to walk you through the process of incorporating the best and most reliable solution into your network. Here are the list of SIRA Approved recorders

Let us help you choose the right camera system and installation for your home or business. For a free site visit and consultation on your CCTV system installation, call E Concept today!

How much storage do I need for CCTV?

Determining how much storage space you need when storing CCTV footage is essential. A hard drive or cloud based storage solution is necessary to record CCTV camera footage. While analog CCTV systems store footage on the hard drive inside the DVR, IP camera installations allow the NVR to use hard drives for onsite and cloud-based recording. With most cloud-based CCTV cameras today offering cloud storage through a subscription model, using a hard drive is a much more cost-effective option than using cloud-based storage solutions. It is recommended that businesses store footage from commercial security cameras for at least 30 days, and recordings from home CCTV cameras can be stored for at least 15 days. For large businesses, camera footage is often reserved for up to 90 days, requiring a more comprehensive storage solution with more capacity. A wireless smart home camera usually comes with a built-in storage capacity of 32GB, which can be extended up to 256GB with additional external memory cards. CCTV hard drive storage capacity will be calculated based on the user requirements, including the number of cameras, the number of days to store, the video format, the resolution, the video quality, the scene activity, and the frames per second.

DIY CCTV Installation VS Hire a Professional CCTV Installer?

When installing a security camera system, you have two options: do it yourself or hire a professional certified cctv installer. If you choose to undertake the installation yourself, it can be challenging, depending on the scale of your system and whether it requires cabling. If installed improperly, security camera systems can fail to protect your facility.

What if you could get the peace of mind that comes with high-quality security for your home or business without all the hassle?

Hiring a SIRA approved CCTV company is always the best choice when installing security camera systems since they are familiar with the latest firmware and SIRA approved CCTV systems in Dubai, and will be able to install your cameras properly and provide the protection for your business or home needs.

At E Concept, we’re here to make it happen. As a SIRA Approved CCTV Installation company, we’ve been installing security camera systems and access control systems for residential and commercial properties for years in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we provide hassle-free security camera installation for your home or business. We ensure that every part of the process is as easy as possible—from selecting your system and working with our team to install it, to using a mobile app so you can control everything from your phone. No matter what kind of property you have, or whether you’re looking for a simple CCTV system or something more sophisticated like facial recognition technology, we’ll work with you every step to create an experience tailored to your needs.

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