If you want
to ensure that your purchase will be worthwhile and will last longer, go for well known manufacturers who have already built an outstanding reputation. 5. If you’re a beginner when it comes to home security
systems, consider buying a starter kit instead of purchasing separate components. A starter kit usually provides the basic equipment and software needed, as well as detailed instructions on how to install them. Eventually, you may choose to expand your system and add more elements. 6. Most home security companies use standard components that are compatible with all major providers in the market, while some offer proprietary equipment. In order to have the flexibility and versatility to buy from different suppliers and the option to expand your system, stay away from companies that only sell proprietary equipment. 7. Consider setting up a separate computer to store your CCTV video feeds. Although a common DIY home security system records video only when there is movement in the camera’s field of view, that footage needs to be stored in a computer that is kept on at all times.