Signs You Need To Upgrade Your CCTV Security System

CCTV security systems have evolved over the years. Your current CCTV security system might not be that great if you bought it a decade ago. In that case, you might need a replacement. But how do you tell that it's time to upgrade your CCTV security system? Well, look for these signs.

Low-Quality Footage

Low-quality footage makes it difficult to solve a crime. So, if your current CCTV cameras don't capture high-quality footage, you should upgrade them. Unfortunately, old CCTV cameras are notorious for producing blurry clips and low-resolution images. With that said, you should replace them with high-resolution CCTV cameras. Such cameras will obviously make it easier for you and authorities to identify suspects quickly.

Doesn't Support Remote Access

In today's world, you can't boast of having a good CCTV security system if it doesn't support remote access. Remember, you will not always be home to know what is happening. However, being away shouldn't be an excuse for not knowing what is happening. 

Modern home security systems support remote access, meaning you can monitor your house and backyard from your phone or laptop. Monitoring your house in real-time makes it easier to act when you notice suspicious activities.

Storage Issues

A good CCTV security system should have sufficient storage. You want a system that can store footage for days. Unfortunately, security systems that store footage onto VHS tapes and discs don't have that capacity. Therefore, you might have to upgrade or replace such systems. You should invest in a system that stores footage in the cloud or a more efficient device.

The System Can't Withstand Severe Weather

A security system meant to capture outdoor footage must be immune to severe weather. Unfortunately, some people purchase devices that can't withstand harsh weather. Such devices are easily damaged by storms, rain, and strong winds. If you notice that your devices aren't holding up well in bad weather, don't hesitate to replace them. You'd not want to compromise your security due to flimsy CCTV cameras.

Limited Support

Your CCTV security system can be in good condition, but it might be worthless, especially when there is no technical support. Knowing that you will have someone repair or service your security system whenever it goes down should give you peace of mind. But with limited support, your home security system will be prone to attacks whenever it breaks down. In that case, you might want to invest in a CCTV security system with excellent technical support.

Contact an installation professional for more information on CCTV security cameras.