CCTV at Christmas: How to Get the Most Out of Your Cameras

CCTV at Christmas: How to Get the Most Out of Your Cameras

Christmas is the season of joy, but it’s also unfortunately become the season of increased burglaries. Don’t worry though, as your CCTV cameras are ready to work overtime, ensuring that the only person sneaking around your home is Santa Claus.

Here’s how to make the most out of your CCTV system this Christmas.

Positioning is key

Starting with camera placement, look at where you are likely to catch an unwanted guest.  Place cameras at entry points – front and back doors, windows and don’t forget the garage.

Ensure the security systems are operational and well-maintained and keep them visible to send a clear message – “We’re watching!”

Lighting it up

Good lighting is essential to get clear images even with up-to-date, high-quality CCTV cameras, especially during the festive season. While fairy lights are a nice, seasonal option, you’ll more than likely need extra brighter lights in important spots. This will give your security cameras the best environment to record quality footage.

In addition to increasing security, well-lit homes also deter intruders, making the combination of lights and cameras extremely effective against anyone trying to break in.

Remote monitoring

Modern CCTV systems let you watch your home from anywhere using your smartphone. It’s like having a security guard who works all day and night. If something unusual happens when you’re away from home, your phone will alert you right away – allowing you to check and take action if needed.

So, even if you’re out at a Christmas party or visiting family, you don’t need to worry about your home’s safety. Your phone and CCTV system work together to keep an eye on things. It’s easy and gives you peace of mind, knowing your home is safe.

Maintenance check

With winter rolling in, the weather can be unpredictable. Add your CCTV cameras to your regular security checklist in case something needs attention. Clean the lenses, ensure the wiring is intact and check if they’re firmly secured. A well-maintained camera will give you high-quality performance and capture every detail.

3 things to remember


If the camera detects motion, remember to set up notifications on your phone so you receive an alert immediately, allowing you to take quick action if necessary. This way, you can ensure the safety and security of your home effortlessly.


Always make sure that your camera footage is backed up. Cloud storage can be your best friend. offering a secure and accessible solution to store and retrieve footage as needed.


Remember to update the software regularly to ensure your security system works perfectly, providing constant and reliable safety and protection.

Christmas security with Selectron

When it comes to Christmas security, Selectron can be the gift that keeps on giving. With over 25 years of experience, we can help you choose the right CCTV surveillance system for your needs

Remote monitoring can ensure you’re always connected to your home. It’s not just about recording images. It gives you the ability to see your property’s security from any location – whether it’s a festive getaway or your relatives’ house for Christmas dinner.

Contact the friendly, knowledgeable Selectron team to discuss your requirements or request a free quote.


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