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DIY CCTV Vs Professional CCTV

Once you have made the decision you would like #CCTV, it’s your choice whether you get it #professionally #installed or do it yourself (#DIY) Doing it yourself can work out cheaper than getting a professional to do the work but in the long run it may cause problems.

DIY You’ve decided to go it alone, you have purchased the #kit and its down for next day delivery. Once you have received the kit in the post you realise you are going to have to read a 30-page booklet on introduction, #installation, and #configuration, let alone, checking #FAQs on the website.

You have completed the installation, but you are having a few issues #programming the #cameras and #DVR, now you need to call the #technical line of the manufacturer and could be on hold for hours or maybe listen to a pre recorded #helpline message.

If not correctly done, the system may not be recording properly and the whole process could take a long time.

Demonstration Once you have set your system up and its already to go, you now need to get your head around how it works and more importantly, is it working? Now you have done it yourself you will need to teach yourself. With a professional installation from JS Security Solutions, you will receive an in-depth #demonstration, easy #instructions, links to our video tutorials and more crucially, access to our support team.


With #experience, comes #professionalism, with professionalism comes high #workmanship.

It can be easily mistaken that a camera sits on a wall and a cable goes to a DVR somewhere is the #property, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

When we conduct a site #survey, we must check the following.

· Camera locations and field of view

· Adhering to the ICO regs on privacy

· Supplying the correct signage

· Using graded cable

· Using the correct and legal equipment

· Cable management and networking

Please find below a comparison of a DIY installed CCTV system Vs a Professional installation



Do your checks

Did you know that when you purchase a DIY kit, you are very likely to receive a desktop hard drive in your DVR rather than a surveillance hard drive? Is this important? You ask, the simple answer is, yes! A #surveillance hard drive is designed to #withstand the #demand of a CCTV DVR including all its features, furthermore, it can record storage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, imperative for any data retrieval needed at any time.


We are not saying you must go with a #professional to supply, #install and #commission your CCTV, at the end of the day, its your choice, if you feel confident in doing it yourself then why not? All we would say is, the average price of a house in the #southeast according to (South-East house prices in maps and graphs., 2021) is £432,000, for an extra couple of quid, wouldn’t you want to have that professional kit, professional installation and more importantly, that aftercare to protect your home or business?

Reference 2021. South-East house prices in maps and graphs.. [online] Available at: <,built%20property%20is%20%C2%A3417k.> [Accessed 7 August 2021].

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