How Does Home Security Monitoring With CCTV Work?

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A step up from ordinary home security monitoring with an alarm, CCTV monitoring is becoming much more affordable. Knowing that a premises is CCTV protected is a much greater deterrent even than alarmed home security monitoring, because even if the intruder manages to escape, there is evidence that could potentially lead to an arrest and prosecution. But how does CCTV home security monitoring work? We go through some of the basics of the setup and capabilities.


Select and set up your system


Often the same home security monitoring companies that can install an alarm system in your home will sell, install and service CCTV systems. Pacific Security Technology does all of the above; we install CCTV home security monitoring systems from trusted brands such as Pacom, Avtech, Samsung, Honeywell, Bosch, Siemens and LG.

Set to activate upon movement detection


To save hard disk space, and remove the possibility of having to spend many hours scrolling through empty footage looking for an event, most CCTV home security monitoring systems are set up to only record when they detect movement.


Link to your alarm


The detection of movement can also be linked to your back-to-base alarm monitoring service through Pacific Security Technology. If movement was detected inside your house, trained security personnel would leave to attend immediately. We ascertain the nature of the disturbance, and call the police if appropriate.


View records from anywhere in the world


You can set up your CCTV home security monitoring system so that the recorded footage is accessible form anywhere in the world, through remote servers.




The setup process for CCTV home security monitoring systems is simple. For a wireless system, you would simply:


  • Install the camera in an inconspicuous location
  • Turn it on
  • Install the software on your computer
  • Configure it to receive the signal put out by the camera
  • Adjust the user settings as you require, for remote access etc.
  • Pacific Security Technology can help you create ‘zones’ for monitoring and link the system to your home security monitoring alarm


Wired or wireless?


The decision to go with a wired or wireless home security monitoring system is guided by much the same factors as you would think about when choosing between a wired or wireless alarm system. If you are in a position to route cables through your walls easily (you are renovating or building a new home), a wired system may be cheaper for you. However, respected brands of wireless CCTV systems are now just as reliable as their wired predecessors, and much easier to install in a pre-existing home.


Remember also that in a wired CCTV system, when the wires are simply clipped or stapled to the wall, they represent a tampering point. If your home security monitoring CCTV system is linked to your back to base alarm, we will attend immediately. However, you wouldn’t have the benefit of CCTV footage – only security attendance at the scene.


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