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If you’re considering installing a CCTV system at home, here’s a few things to think about.

There are a number of different types of system. Each have a few pros and cons.

Battery operated:-
Pros:- cheap, easy to install
Cons:- when do you ever get around to replacing the batteries?; onboard memory card is easy to steal.

Mains operated with local storage:-
Pros:- always recording, recorder can’t be stolen without burgling the home
Cons:- more expensive, harder to install

Mains operated with cloud storage (eg Nest, Ring, Hive)
Pros:- always recording, advanced features such as facial recognition, 2 way speech
Cons:- Expensive; monthly subscription fee for storage and advanced features

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