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I recently had a cctv system installed in my house?

February 5, 2013 by admin  
Filed under CCTV System

and I’m wondering if I should leave it running 24/7 or should I turn it off while I’m at home.
I know for security 24/7 is a better option but I can imagine it being very hard on the system plus the added cost of electricity. Any thoughts?

Cameras and digital recorders are made to run continuously. It is probably better for the DVR to run 24/7 than be constantly turned on and off.

Most systems today draw little current. I have a system with 4 cameras and a DVR setup that records continuously and runs on a 200 watt solar panel charging a 12v battery. That is about equivalent of a 40 watt light bulb.

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4 Responses to “I recently had a cctv system installed in my house?”
  1. UK says:

    It would depend on whether you would remember to switch it back on again! :) It is obviously recommended that you have it on 24/7. If your system is small then it’s impact on your electricity bill should be hardly noticeable anyway.
    References :
    http://www.uksecurityshop.com

  2. AllKnowing says:

    If you have a proper CCTV system, not those cheap Chinese ones from places like eBay, then you should have no problem leaving it running 24/7 as the DVR and Cameras are made to run continuously. However, that being said, be sure that your DVR is located where air transfer can take place, ie not in a small cupboard or small confined space where it is likely to overheat.

    I’m guessing you have a standard CCTV system comprising of a camera(s) and a DVR? If you have a mid to high range DVR then you might have the option of "Motion Detection". You will be able to set the sensitivity of the motion detection in your DVR, this will mean, only when there is a certian degree of movement (depending on the sensitivity you set the DVR) will it record. Otherwise the cameras be on standby until there is enough movement.

    Dont worry about the electricity bill, CCTV systems usually don’t require a lot of electricity, they usually use around the same amount as running a TV.

    If you need anymore advice or help feel free to contact West Midland Electrics and they will be more than happy to help.

    All the best!
    References :
    http://www.wmestore.co.uk

  3. Steve H says:

    Cameras and digital recorders are made to run continuously. It is probably better for the DVR to run 24/7 than be constantly turned on and off.

    Most systems today draw little current. I have a system with 4 cameras and a DVR setup that records continuously and runs on a 200 watt solar panel charging a 12v battery. That is about equivalent of a 40 watt light bulb.

    If you have a dedicated monitor, I would recommend turning that off to save that electricity since you are only going to be looking at it when you are home anyway.
    References :
    I own a security company.

  4. David says:

    go to http://www.techcctv.com or give them a call, they helped me with my security system
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