Adding CCTV to your Premises for Better Overall Security

Choosing a company to install your CCTV system

Many people rely on their CCTV equipment to protect their home or business from potential vandalism, theft or other threats. In the event of a crime, CCTV is also the most reliable witness you can count on when reporting an incident to the police and could help secure a conviction in court. However, in order for a CCTV system to fulfill these expectations, your security camera system must be installed and functioning properly to actually capture that footage.

How do I install a CCTV system properly?

When adding a camera system to your home or business security, you should always consult a qualified security company or provider. Not only will they handle the installation process for you, but their valuable expertise can help to identify key opportunities to better secure your home (i.e. better camera placement or angles, identify areas to improve security, etc.).

Are all security companies certified to do CCTV Installations?

In short, no. When you’re looking for a company to install your CCTV equipment, you need to do your research beforehand. All security companies conducting security installations or providing other security measures are required by the province of Ontario to be appropriately licensed and insured. If your security provider is unable to share proof of their current license or insurance, they’re likely not a partner you should trust to work on your CCTV security system.

How can I ensure that a CCTV technician is qualified to install my Security equipment?

As stated above, your security provider should first and foremost be properly licensed and insured. You can ensure your company is operating per government standards by simply asking for proof of their current license and insurance policy. When asked, security companies are obligated to provide copies of these things to you. Their license should also clearly indicate that they’re licensed for CCTV installations and maintenance. If their license fails to include CCTV, this is a good indication that company is improperly licensed to complete your project and should not be considered.

What should I look for when hiring a company to install my CCTV system?

Once you’ve established that your candidate is properly licensed in Ontario, you should also review that company’s website and Google Business profile to read reviews from previous clients. These reviews should give you a good indication of the quality of service you can expect to receive from this company.

Once you’ve identified one to three top candidates, you should then interview the companies in person, asking them tough questions to determine if their services will completely fulfill your needs including how your CCTV security system can be monitored (i.e. is there a live feed, can you view the camera feed off-premises, and if there’s a 24-hour call centre available for security alerts). Once you have a clear understanding of the features available to you through each of the potential providers and how each service could benefit you, you should feel comfortable moving forward with the company of your choosing.

If you are looking for the most complete home or business security and surveillance solutions in the Greater Hamilton area, contact TJC Systems at (905) 516-3426 or visit their website. With over 25 years’ experience and many satisfied customers, their staff are at the ready to help you with friendly, professional security services.