What is the best CCTV system?

This article will talk you through 5 of the top CCTV camera styles we offer and their advantages. The best CCTV system for your home or business greatly depends on the size and layout of your property. You can create CCTV systems that are subtle, discreet, or purposely designed to draw attention.

A well-maintained CCTV system can provide you with great peace of mind. You can freely monitor your business premises out of hours, as well as observe your employees behaviour and ensure their safety. 

In addition, improve your home security with the latest development in closed-circuit television technology. View visitors to your home via video surveillance to ensure they are expected guests. You may also wish to invest in a burglar alarm system to offer further protection by alerting you to a potential intruder. 

For example, you may own a large property with a substantial landmass. In this instance, Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) cameras could be the best option for you as they possess superior zoom capabilities.

#1 – Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) Cameras

The ​​Hikvision 8MP 42 X IR PTZ Darkfighter Smart Tracking Camera System is the perfect amour to protect your home or business premises. This product has been developed to operate with complete motion detection. It can monitor a pre-defined space with sensitive detection of moving objects.

The PTZ Camera has a unique advantage over other CCTV system models in that it can track movement in far larger landscapes. In addition, it has a flexible field-of-view, meaning it can follow the activity of intruders as they move across large open areas.

The image quality remains high due to its powerful optical zoom feature, resulting in crystal clear, sharp images even at long distances. It supports rapid focus, meaning it can zoom in at incredible speeds to capture essential details. It can recognise up to 30 faces in the frame.

#3 – Fisheye Cameras

Fisheye cameras are perfect for those looking for consistently bright, sharp, high-contrast images. The Hikvision 12-megapixel fisheye camera can capture an entire scene in one view without needing to stitch the images together. 

In addition, this vandal-proof CCTV system is well-adjusted in behaviour analytics. Therefore, it can interpret certain suspicious behaviours. For example, new objects added to a scene or a person moving quickly from vehicle to vehicle.

Fisheye CCTV systems provide a 360° panoramic view of its surroundings, offering high-resolution images up to 4000 x 3000. In addition, the infrared lights allow for good vision and high-quality footage even in low to zero-light environments. This product also uses a heat map to help detect the presence of unwanted visitors.

#2 – Wide Angle Lens Bullet Cameras

Achieve high-quality imaging with a 4-megapixel resolution Hikvision Ultra Wide Angle Lens Bullet Camera. This intelligent device corrects distortion to provide you with sharp, clear CCTV footage. 

The unique panoramic view allows you to cover large areas of your premises with just one camera. In addition, the panoramic element can save you from investing in multiple cameras with smaller lenses. Also, the ultra-wide 180° lens can be placed on corners to cover the longest distance, increasing your chances of capturing intruders or suspicious vehicles. They will still be placed within the frame, even after they have left the immediate vicinity.

In addition, this camera system comes with a built-in micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot which can store up to 256 GB of footage. This means you will not have to download and remove the footage constantly.

#4 – External Dome Cameras

External Dome CCTV security cameras are great if you want to enhance your security measures without drawing attention from the public eye. What’s even more remarkable is that the 12-megapixel camera lens, infrared light and other electrical elements are enclosed within the tough plastic casing. Special tools are required to dismantle the dome casing; therefore it is highly unlikely that vandals will damage it. 

Plus, external dome cameras possess weatherproof and water-resistant qualities. You may easily continue to monitor the activity outside your home or business premises, whatever the weather. However, arguably the best feature of this camera type is that the dome conceals the direction in which the lens is facing. Therefore, criminals are unsure as to whether or not they are being filmed, making them less likely to take the risk of committing theft.


#5 – Turret Cameras

Turret cameras are becoming increasingly popular amongst professionals. This darkfighter turret camera boasts the same high-quality imagery of the dome camera. However, it effectively avoids the reflective glare that can sometimes be caused by the dome’s plastic casing. 

This excellent product can record in colour, capturing the fine details required to solve criminal cases. These details could be the colour of the suspect’s eyes, clothing or the style of their hair. 

This 6-megapixel turret CCTV camera is part of the superior darkfighter range by Hikvision, an industry-leading solution for ultra-low light scenarios. Therefore, no quality or clarity is compromised during the early hours. The infrared light supports a range of up to 30m. 

Additionally, this turret camera has intelligent behaviour analytics. It can effectively analyse suspicious behaviour to help the local authorities determine the criminal technique of the suspect. This can help them solve your case and countless others. 

It also supports on-board storage up to 128 GB. Therefore, you can store footage for a significant time period before downloading to a separate device or uploading to the cloud. Lastly, you may also fit this device horizontally or vertically.

Which one should you choose?

At Acetech Security, we understand that selecting the best CCTV system for your home or business can be a tricky, time consuming task. So here are some questions to consider before making your purchase:

  • Why have you decided to install CCTV?
  • Will installation take place indoors or outdoors?
  • Would you like them to be discreet or highly visible to act as a crime deterrent?
  • Is it crucial that your cameras have strong night vision capabilities?
  • How large is the area you need to monitor?
  • Is high zoom quality a significant factor?

Of course there are other factors you will need think about. For example, how many cameras do you feel you need to cover your premises adequately? Think about where you can place your devices for optimum coverage. 

Battery powered CCTV systems can be unreliable, as the batteries could die when you need your surveillance footage the most. Our CCTV uses power over ethernet cables to provide your camera with consistent power and a stable internet connection.

We know our stuff

At Acetech Security, we are proud distributors of Hikvision CCTV cameras. Hikvision are constantly striving for product innovation, bringing the latest developments in public and private security direct to your home or business. 

If you need further guidance, please contact Acetech Security. Our expert engineers will be happy to conduct a site visit to assist you. Call us on 01206 842004.

We look forward to fitting your top performing CCTV system soon.

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