How to Have Home Security on a Budget

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If you’ve ever felt envious of the kind of home security systems with multiple cameras viewed from one flat screen inside the home, you don’t have to be anymore. You can get home security systems on a budget and enjoy a sense of security. Even if your home security budget is small, you can still get one. It’s really a process of knowing how much to buy to meet the needs of your household.

Can You Avoid It?
Home security systems are affordable and most families can get a quality system on the budget. It’s just a matter of finding a CCTV system or inexpensive cameras in your budget. Packages and individual components vary widely in price, but the sense of security is priceless.

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Your budget will dictate how much CCTV system or inexpensive security cameras you can buy. Getting too much or two little can cause major problems when it comes to your sense of security or your budget. Before you go any further, identify the hot spots in your home, such as the front, back and garage doors. You need to know how many inexpensive security cameras or how big of a package you need. Keep in mind, fixed camera are often easier to install and tend to be cheaper. So if you want more than one view of an area, add extra cameras to your number. After counting the number of hot zones, you can find the right home security system for your family and property.

Camera Packages
Packages will vary in price based on the number of components.  Packages often come with priceless extras, which make putting out the cost of a system in one lump sum, if you can afford it, your first option. These extras often make packages the better value. Plus, a four camera CCTV system package often costs less than buying four cameras and the other components individually.

Individual Components
If your home security needs are small, you may get a better deal by buying individual components. Plus, you can buy the system piece by piece over time as your budget allows. Buying inexpensive security cameras one at a time, however, may end up costing you more money. Individual security cameras are cost more when wrapped individually. After all, you are paying for the extra packaging.

Technical Support
Read the packaging carefully to see what kind of technical support you will receive for the CCTV system or camera. This will help you determine which brand to buy. For example, Supercircuits offers free lifetime support to all packages they sell. The camera will not be a worthwhile investment if it has problems and you don’t have the knowledge (or have access to someone with the knowledge) to fix the problem. If you buy one that doesn’t and need assistance after the fact, you will either have to pay for it or lose your investment on the camera.

For those on a budget, inexpensive security cameras or CCTV systems in either packages and/or individual form are a great way to make your house safer for you and your family.  With the number of packages and individual, inexpensive cameras available, you can have that fantastic movie security system without breaking the bank.

About Supercircuits
Supercircuits is the security industry’s trusted leader for cutting-edge security technologies and surveillance solutions—from HDcctv/HD-SDI and IP video surveillance solutions, to hidden cameras and wireless and IP-based access control systems. Supercircuits has over 23 years’ of experience in the security industry and offers customers the largest selection of fully-integrated, high quality surveillance solutions available today. Learn more at http://www.supercircuits.com/, and connect with them on Twitter, at Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Editor’s note: this post is not an advertisement; there are no affiliate links. Supercircuits is not a company I have used, however I would look into them were I in the market for a surveillance system.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Daniel | Dashsymons Systems December 23, 2014, 9:27 pm

    We know how critical to have a security system, but this doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot. There are low cost CCTVs available but has cutting-edge security features.

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    • Amy LeForge December 26, 2014, 6:01 pm

      Excellent point, Daniel. We’re actually planning to get one of those systems that you install yourself and works with an app on your phone. It’s so much less expensive, but the only big feature we’re really giving up is the call center. I’m fine with just getting the notification directly anyway.

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