A CCTV kit offers complete coverage for larger or commercial properties. The kits come with a digital video recorder (DVR) that acts as the hub and storage for all your footage.
They record constantly, and depending on the hard drive size, can offer up to several months of footage to review should you need to. Some allow you to manage and view footage on your smartphone or tablet, so you can always check up on your business or home when you’re away.
Number of cameras and channels
We list both the number of cameras and number of channels of our CCTV cameras. The number of cameras is the amount actually supplied in the box, while the number of channels is the number of cameras that can be connected to the DVR.
Infrared night vision
Infrared night vision allows the CCTV cameras to see and record in the dark. The distance that this works at varies between cameras, so make sure you choose a CCTV kit with good enough night visibility for your surroundings.
The capacity refers to the amount of storage the DVR has for saving footage. Once the hard drive is full, the oldest files get recorded over, so a larger hard drive allows you to view footage from further back – great if you travel or have a lot of cameras.
CCTV picture quality is measured in TV-lines. This refers to the horizontal number of vertical lines across the image. The higher the number, the clearer and more detailed the picture, which is important if you’re recording a large space or a property from far away.
Along with the DVR, some CCTV cameras connect to your WiFi network. This means you can log in using your computer, tablet or smartphone and view a live feed from any of the cameras in your network – great for keeping an eye on your property while you’re away.
Reasons to buy a CCTV kits
CCTV camera kits allow you to constantly record several locations around your property simultaneously. Well placed CCTV cameras can capture every angle of a building for complete visibility and security.
A DVR is included with all CCTV kits, which all the cameras connect to. It is constantly recording everything the cameras pickup, so you can review a week’s worth of footage from multiple angles.
As CCTV cameras need to be installed, they can be placed in locations unsuitable for smart cameras, such as on high walls for better visibility. CCTV cameras feature weatherproof casings, so work perfectly in all conditions.