3 Questions You’ll Probably Ask Before Getting Security Cameras

Here Are 3 Questions You’ll Need To Know The Answers To Before Getting A Security Camera System

We love answering questions about security camera systems because no matter how much knowledge you may have about the topic, it means you’re taking another great step towards keeping your home or business secure.

After all of our years of providing security services to the Lowcountry, we’ve heard just about every question you can think of about security camera systems, but these are the 3 most commonly asked questions from our customers, with our corresponding answers:

1. How much will my security camera system cost?

Easily the most commonly asked question we receive, the cost of a security camera system varies so much, it’s next to impossible to give a definitive answer without properly evaluating your home, business or property via a free security consultation.

What we can say here, though is that we’ll always recommend the best possible solution for your particular case and will work with you no matter what your current situation is.

2. Can I use my existing cameras and equipment?

In order to save money on a particular security camera project, many customers ask if they can use their existing security cameras or DVRs with our system. While it may be possible under certain circumstances, we generally will say no to this request.

Why? Because over the years we’ve encountered just about every piece of surveillance equipment currently out on the market and we know which ones will yield the best results and ultimately save you time and money.

If we use any equipment outside of what we normally use, we can’t guarantee the quality of results so many clients in the Lowcountry currently receive. Also, your equipment may fail/breakdown more often, leading to you having to pay to have them fixed; which cancels out your initial cost saving strategy.

3. Should I get an analog camera system or IP camera system?

One of our most frequently asked questions, the IP vs. analog debate continues to be heated. The mantra surrounding IP is that it has superior quality but is also high-priced. The thought about analog is that the technology is getting outdated but it’s better for your budget.

While both of these sentiments are partially correct, the fact is that IP camera equipment prices are going down and analog camera quality is going up. This means that either system you choose, you’ll be getting the best possible solution. To drill down even further, this previous blog post about IP camera systems vs analog systems should help you determine which system is best for your situation.

Have any more questions about security cameras? Feel free to let us know on Facebook or email us at info@charlestonsecuritysystems.net.

Dean Rommes
Dean Rommes

Dean Rommes is the founder and owner of Charleston Security Systems. He has been working in the home and business security industry for over 18 years and specializes in video surveillance technology and cutting edge alarm monitoring services. Dean is a security fanatic and prides himself on giving his clients personalized service any time they need it.