There is a major difference between price and cost. Buying a security system because it is the cheapest will cost you more in the long run. You get what you pay for. Example: You buy a basic 4 camera system from one of the large retailers for £300-£400. This seems like a great bargain at the time but what is the long term cost? These systems have poor video quality. They will not provide you with adequate image resolution to identify criminals.
There are several companies that will sell you a cloud-connected security camera for £150 to £250. The resolution on these cameras is usually 720p or 1080p. Reviewers will paint them as top rated, easy solutions. They won't mention you end up paying between £10 to £20 a month for the cloud storage. You end up paying in £120 to £240 a year for the “simplicity” of such a setup. With a dedicated CCTV security system you have all the footage stored on your DVR.
Safeguard Security Systems do offer these basic security systems. However, only if the buyer understands the expected performance level. You can always specify whether you would like Bullet cameras or Dome cameras. Bullet cameras can work for indoor or outdoor use. Dome cameras are better for focused indoor use.
Larger systems such as a 12 or 16 Camera System, will cost between £1,700 to £2,000 for an entry level system. A top-of-the-line system will cost £3,500 to £4,500. Know your needs and what to look for to find the right security camera system for you.