Home CCTV Guide Ireland Edition

Ultimate Guide to Home CCTV Systems in Ireland

Nowadays, we see that home CCTV systems are becoming a mainstay of any modern home security system, and Ireland is no different. As Smart technology becomes more integrated into our daily lives and our environment, home security cameras are becoming savvier while offering a simpler means than ever of protecting our homes against criminal activity.

But while the devices and systems available today can offer an accessible and cost-effective way to monitor what’s happening in and around your home, it’s not just a matter of grabbing any home security camera just because it’s new on the market or claims to be “Smart”. That’s why knowing who you’re getting your home CCTV system from is still something you’ll want to give some thought to. Smartzone is a leading service provider in the field of Smart Home Security, but don’t just take our word for it. Here, we want to lay out the kind of home CCTV system you can expect from our products and support team. It’s our hope that after reading this, we’ll be hearing from you and we can answer any more questions you might have and get you on board with Ireland’s best Smart Security provider.

Wired or Wireless – Your Choice

First off, let’s take a look at the different aspects that make up a standard home CCTV system.

CCTV systems basically come in two types, wireless and wired. Here we’re talking about how the system itself communicates and transmits what it records. A wireless system depends solely on an internet connection to send its images to a Smart device. It is far easier to get up and running and is becoming the norm for home security. A wired system, on the other hand, relies on some cables and wires, which can mean the installation process is not quite as straightforward. At Smartzone, we do both, and can help you make an informed choice about which system would suit your home best. 

Positioning of CCTV systems

Depending on where you need to monitor, you’ll want a specific camera suited to that space. Security cameras are designed for different conditions, some indoor, some outdoor, some for a wide view of an open space, some for more confined areas, and some to withstand the open air and, of course, the rain. And whether you’re in Dublin or Drumshanbo, Cork or Cashal, Galway or Gorey, Limerick or Letterfrack, that’s an inevitable concern.

Outdoor Wireless IP Camera

One ideal choice for outdoor video recording is our Outdoor Wireless IP Camera. This sturdy security camera records high-power video even in low-light conditions, guaranteeing you clean, clear image of what’s happening outside and around your property. Its solid, stocky design definitely does no harm in terms of deferring any would-be burglars, as well.

Before you ask, this durable CCTV camera is also fully weather resistant, so a rainy Irish winter needn’t bother you (at least on the security front).

Indoor/Outdoor Dome Camera

A more discrete choice you might want to consider is our Indoor/Outdoor Dome Camera. Here you get a smoother design that is subtle enough to 

place inside your home, but if you position it outdoors, it’s still noticeable enough to make any trespassers think twice. Like the Outdoor Wireless IP Camera, it’s weather-proof, so no worries there. 

Doorbell Camera

With our Wifi Doorbell Cameras, you’ll always know who is at your front door. Our HD Edition and new Slim Line Edition models function as a regular doorbell, while also providing you with an integrated CCTV camera, PIR motion sensor, digital microphone and speaker. The result – you can have two-way audio communication with whoever’s at your door right from your App.

Indoor Wifi Video Camera

Among our most compact and stylish devices is the WiFi Video Camera. Offering 1080p HD and infrared night vision, this tiny camera delivers crystal-clear imagery straight to your mobile App. Plus it’s also easily repositioned if you decide you want to place it elsewhere.

Smart CCTV Versus Regular Systems

Home CCTV SystemsSo far, we’ve mainly talked about Our variety of CCTV cameras, where they are best positioned, how they look and their visual and audio features. What else should you be thinking about in terms of a CCTV system though? Well, unlike regular CCTV systems that tend to involve isolated devices and possibly multiple monitoring tools, with Smartzone’s Smart CCTV system you get all of your CCTV cameras linked together and feeding straight to our Smart App on your phone. Not only do you get a more efficient CCTV system, but these can also be further integrated with other features such as motion detectors, and window and door sensors. This is what we mean when we talk about a truly Smart security system. 

Legal Considerations – Balancing Rights

What else is there to think about when it comes to CCTV systems? Well, in an era when everyone is creating and sharing images through Smartphones and social media, it’s easy to forget that there are some legal issues to consider in terms of what we record and what we do with those recordings. When it comes to home CCTV systems, this only really comes into play when we think about recording outdoors. In Irish and EU Law, recording within the perimeter of your property keeps you within what is known as household exemption, whereby you have full control over the images and sounds your CCTV camera records. However, if your CCTV camera is capturing video and audio from outside your property boundary – for example of a neighbour or passerby – then you won’t fall under the household exemption and will have to comply with full data protection obligations. Again, this is a good reason to have a Smart CCTV system installed properly, so that you know where you stand.

Installation and Maintenance

It’s very important that your home CCTV system installed by a trained professional. Our team of technicians is dedicated to getting your home CCTV system installed swiftly. They’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about your new system and will make sure that you’re set up and at ease with using your Smart Home App. Once you’re set up, should you have any questions about using or maintaining your security system, we’re just a call away, and you can always check out the FAQs/help section on the Smart Home App. 

Why Choose Smartzone for Your Home CCTV System?

We at Smartzone are Ireland’s leaders for home and office security, and alarm systems. Our products are second to none in terms of quality and our prices are competitive – but there’s more to it than that. We guarantee you an expert customer support team that is efficient and attentive to your needs. When you sign up with Smartzone, you can rest assured that you will avail of a trustworthy, dependable service that is here to keep you secure in the long-term. Our team is at hand to tell you more about our range of Smart CCTV and security packages, so get in touch today.