The best cctv system for your home in 2020

The best CCTV system for your home can be dependant on many things.  

In this article we take a look at how you can choose the best CCTV system for your home and what goes into making that decision.

Your home security is number one priority and a high quality CCTV system will provide piece of mind, deterrent and ensure your safety.

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Currently the best CCTV system you can install in your home, in our expert opinion, is the Hikvision Color Vu range.

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Why we think Hikvision color Vu is the best CCTV system for your home

You are probably reading this article because you are interested in improving your home security. 

The vast majority of home break-ins and trouble happens at night.

It is for this reason that we recommend cameras that can provide a clear and colour image even in full darkness. 

If an intruder enters your property or gardens, even in total darkness, you need an image that can be used for identification.  Traditional CCTV systems with grainy black and white images will not provide this.  

You will also get an audio recording from the cameras built in microphone to go with your CCTV recordings. 

Finally, these systems have smart notifications that can tell you when someone enters an area on your property.


What do you need from a CCTV camera

To find the Best CCTV Camera you need to know what goes into picking a winner. 

MP, FPS, CCTV, and other acronyms sound impressive but in the real world all you need to know is that you will be able to identify an intruder on your property. 

The MP (megapixels) of a camera are a good indication of quality image, but this can be misleading.  

More important than anything is choosing the right combination of Lens, MP and location of the camera.  

To identify an intruder you will need a clear image. This means having enough pixels on the target to generate a picture that can be used to identify an intruder.  

The further away a target may be, the high MP, or more zoomed in lens you may need.  

What other CCTV cameras are great

Along side the Color Vu camera we really love the Darkfighter range from Hikvision.  

This camera comes in an 8MP/4k version.  It also has excellent night recording and will provide full colour in low light. 

Additionally there is an Accusense camera that has advanced detection system for superior notifications and fewer false alarms. 

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The best home CCTV system needs a great app

For a home CCTV system to be considered the best, it needs to be easy to use.  

  • A simple and easy to understand interface
  • Smart phone app that makes downloading evidence a painfree job
  • The best system for sharing with friends and family

The Hik-Connect app that is used with the Hik-Vision cameras has all of these features.

Do you need any more help?

If you need any more information about Home CCTV Installation check out our information page. We have a guide to everything you need to know about CCTV.

We can also carry out your CCTV works. Call out team on 01332 498130 for advice or a free quote