Additional Myths About CCTV Surveillance


In our previous post about the myths of CCTV surveillance, we touched on some of the main popular misconceptions about CCTV usage. We’re not sure why someone wouldn’t want to feel nice and secure with the added assurance of security cameras, but nonetheless, there’s a mass of misinformation floating out there about all things related to CCTV surveillance, CCTV installation, CCTV support, and so forth.

In today’s post, we’re going to continue to address some of these popular misconceptions about security cameras, in hopes that our customers will be better informed to make security camera purchases that fit their budget and purposes. Remember that Macrotech not only specializes in network security, computer repair, and cloud solutions, but we also offer CCTV installation for our valued customers in the greater New York, Long Island, Bohemia and Garden City areas. Let’s take a look at a few more commonly misunderstood things about CCTV surveillance.

Myth: Anyone Can Install A CCTV Camera

Depending on the complexity of the installation, it is possible that the layman could install a CCTV camera, but most systems are specialized enough that it takes the right tools and know-how to do the job properly. If you happen to have a techy background and understand the basic nuances of wiring then you can probably tackle an installation job, but there are also professionals, like our team at Macrotech, who are specialized in this kind of installation.

In terms of placement and management, the professionals will do it faster and better. The only reason that you should do this on your own is to save money, and of course, you’ll want to make sure that you know what you’re doing.

Myth: Searching For Footage Is Difficult

Perhaps this used to be the case, but these days, there are a number of video surveillance systems that store the footage for future reference and so forth. It might be a bit hard to find a particular piece of footage if it’s a few seconds long in hours of recording, but many systems these days have a search function. You can use the exact time and date to search for a particular clip, making it easier to sort through the entirety of video footage.

Myth: CCTVs Are A Plain Waste Of Time

It might be easy to think this way if your footage has never proved to be effective, but in most cases, it will be effective. The truth of the matter when it comes to the effectiveness of CCTVs is that one will not know the value until they are the only evidence you have over a robbery or other malicious criminal activity. For countless people, security surveillance cameras have greatly helped reduce crime and will also continue to help reduce crime. After all, security cameras can represent the difference between justice and letting a criminal get off scot-free.

Get A CCTV Installation Done Right From Macrotech

If you’ve been struggling with criminal activity around your home or business and you’re in need of a surveillance system to monitor your property, rest assured that the team at Macrotech will take care of you and get the job done right. We handle everything from CCTV for businesses to installing wireless security cameras and hidden cameras so that you can have that feeling of security that you deserve. Security isn’t something that can just wait – learn more about our CCTV surveillance installation or contact Macrotech today!