More and more homes and businesses have started to use CCTV security camera as a part of their security system. This is because they have realized all the benefits that installing these CCTV security cameras can have. Also, CCTV cameras have become a lot more affordable in recent times and they are no longer exclusively for the use of large corporate and estate.  
 
There are many different options available when it comes to CCTV security cameras. The type that is chosen would depend on factors such as the size of the property, the conditions that the camera will have to put up with and the budget available.
 
Different Types Of CCTV Security Cameras
 
For those with a very tight budget, there is the option of buying dummy or fake CCTV security cameras. These look exactly like the real working CCTV security cameras but they are not actually connected to anything or recording anything. They are very visible and their purpose is to deter potential criminals. It is a fact that a criminal will not usually target a business or home with obvious security measures in place. They are a lot more likely to target vulnerable or easy targets.
 
Wired or fixed CCTV security cameras come in many different sizes, shapes and models. The type of camera you buy will depend on what you need it for. For example, you would opt for a night vision model if you plan to monitor low light areas.  
 
There are also wireless CCTV cameras and CCTV cameras that are hidden. These are great if you want to monitor an area without being visible. For example, you may hide a wireless CCTV camera in a teddy bear to monitor the babysitter when you are not at home. These do tend to be a bit more expensive than the wired CCTV cameras.
 
IP CCTV security cameras are the newest and latest trend. These are great because they allow you to log on to the video feed from the cameras via the internet. They also are a lot quicker to install and much more convenient.