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CCTV surveillance cameras are commonplace in most urban developments. Nonetheless, it is necessary to be aware of the rules and regulations on installation of CCTV Cameras in most HDB and private condominiums. An application is commonly required by the MCST and town councils pertaining to installation of cameras at common areas. You can always write in to them for approval.
Do bear in mind of the need to juggle your requirements of having a camera installed outside your house against the privacy of your neighbours. Having the camera installed at the right location and angle should solve most of the issue.
Tip #1. Change All Default Passwords to ‘Strong’ Passwords
Change all default passwords for all users on all devices that can be accessed remotely from the Internet. Default usernames and passwords for most devices are very well known by unauthorised users looking to access security systems online and the default usernames and passwords are details that an unauthorised user will try first. Most people are unaware that there are actual large default username and password reference databases online, making the unauthorised user’s job even easier.
Make sure you use a powerful password that is difficult to figure out. It is recommended to use a password that is at least 6 characters or longer with a combination of lower-case and upper-case letters, as well as numbers and special characters. Also, make sure you change the password frequently.
Surprising to some, research has shown that 34% of burglars tried entering homes using front doors. It is undoubtedly important to place a surveillance camera at the entrance of your front door to secure against and deter burglars. It is recommended to place the camera at a higher position to prevent any mischief or tampering of the camera. Alternatively, you may opt for vandal proof cameras that are not easily damaged.
While 34% of burglars enter homes using front doors, 23% of burglars use the back door to make a quiet entry into the house. It would be essential to install cameras at the back door and not forgetting, the side doors of your house. Again, the camera should be strategically located and be out of reach of hands. It should also have the required protection around it to prevent damage and breakage. It would also be ideal to have cameras with night vision features.
In the previous article, we shared four key factors to consider when selecting suitable cameras for your system. With rapid technological advances today, numerous different kinds of cameras are currently available in the security market and new innovations are still going to come up.
In this post, we share the main types of camera available. These include Bullet Camera, Dome Camera, Turret Camera, PTZ Camera, and Discreet Camera.
CCTV Video Surveillance System
CCTV stands for 'closed circuit television'. It is essentially a video surveillance system primarily used for control and monitoring of a specific location.
Today’s CCTV video surveillance systems have become an almost indispensable service both for commercial and for residential use. Technological advancement has given many companies the opportunity to have new solutions and more affordable surveillance cameras to improve their security as well as competitiveness.
Four Factors to Consider while choosing CCTV Cameras:
Whether you are looking to install CCTV video surveillance system at your residential or business property, there are several factors to consider while choosing the suitable CCTV cameras. Here are some of the significant considerations you can make before deciding on the cameras that best suit your needs: