Why You Shouldn’t DIY CCTV Camera Installations

Author: William - | | Categories: Access Control System, Security Camera Installation, Surveillance System Installation


The vast availability of diverse information on the internet makes it easy to find videos and articles on how to do just about anything. This has given rise to DIYs or do-it-yourself activities that have made people believe that a non-professional with minimal instruction can do even technical jobs that include high risks and costly elements of security camera or alarm system installations.

Unfortunately, it is not this simple, and if you were considering DIY security solutions to fix or install systems, you should probably reconsider your decision. Setting up or installing the latest security and home automation systems involves different technical aspects that require caution and experience to execute efficiently. If you do not have the skills and knowledge to perform the job, you could be in trouble. To give you an idea of what could go wrong, the experts at Imperial Communications have put together reasons to showcase why DIY CCTV, network, intercom, and door access installation and repair are generally a bad idea.

1. An increased risk of accidents and mistakes

In most cases, the installation of alarm and CCTV systems is done at a height that requires a ladder and specific equipment. This added complexity can lead to accidents if inexperienced and unprepared for the job. Similarly, not knowing about optimal closed-circuit camera placement and wiring gives you little chance of successfully completing door access or camera installation jobs and leaves you and your home at risk.

2. Financial implications

Apart from taking up your time and causing you to expend physical effort, attempting a DIY CCTV or alarm installation solution for your home leaves you open to fire accidents, break-ins, and theft of your personal items that could be priceless. While saving a few bucks with DIY solutions, you buy off the shelf (so you don’t know what you are getting), miss out on expertise and advice, and often spend more on an inferior system. Additionally, fixing a wrongly installed CCTV, door access, or home automation system can be even more expensive than just calling in an expert.

Do things right - Hire a professional

When it comes to CCTV installation, some cities have bylaws that must be followed as these systems can affect the safety and security of the jurisdiction and thus must function as expected and provide the necessary peace of mind.

Suppose you plan on installing and repairing your system by yourself. In that case, you should at least have a basic understanding of low voltage power theory, know how to terminate connections and networks, and follow safety precautions.

With assistance from our team at Imperial Communications, you don’t have to worry about any of these things. As professionals, we have all of these skills and will work safely and efficiently. 

If you are wondering about the costs for our services, they vary depending on the system, installation specifications, and each individual home. However, our services are cost-effective, and mistakes in security installations can cost you false alarms and associated fees and the headache of not knowing if your system will work as it should.

If you are looking for a security camera and communication systems company in Hackensack, New Jersey, look no further. We specialize in the repair, maintenance, and installation of Video Surveillance Systems (CCTV), Intercoms, Access Control, Phone Systems, Networking, and Structured Cabling, among other low-voltage services. Additionally, we can provide references and examples so you know you are in good hands.

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