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How To Purchase Surveillance Systems


Systems surveillance products can be used to keep your home safe from intruders. By having systems surveillance at your home, you may feel more at ease. You will be able to see if someone is at the door, without having to get up to check. The surveillance system can be installed around the entire exterior of your home so that you can see if there is a possible break in about to happen. Systems surveillance products can be purchased online or at an electronics retailer. If you do not know how to install your system, it can be installed for you by a professional.

Step 1

Visit the Best Buy or other electronics store in your area. Here you will find several different types of systems surveillance products. You can speak with a sales representative who can assist you in picking out the right system for your home's needs. Systems surveillance products usually include one or more cameras that will be hooked up to the outside of your home, always placed near doors. You will then be able to view the outdoor cameras from your computer or location in your home that will show you who is at the door. Surveillance systems at Best Buy can range in price from $25 to $200, depending on the quality and type of systems surveillance equipment you're looking for.

Step 2

If you do not know how to wire and install the systems surveillance equipment, a Geek Squad employee at Best Buy will be able to come out and assist you. This may be covered and included with the price of the system that you buy, or you may need to pay a fee. Upon purchasing, be sure to ask how it is possible to have someone install it for you and if it will cost you anything. Your systems surveillance equipment should be set up correctly, so is best to have a professional do if you are unsure of what you're doing.

Step 3

Shop online for systems surveillance products. There are many retailers online and manufacturers that sell their equipment on their web store. Popular brands of surveillance equipment include Lorex, Sony, Energizer, and Axis. While you can buy these products at an off-line retail location, you might be able to find better prices and promotions when shopping online.

Step 4

Purchase a used surveillance system. If you are looking at a more expensive system, you might want to consider buying one used from someone who no longer needs or wants theirs. You can find used systems surveillance equipment online b looking on classified ad websites such as Craigslist and Angie's List. Not only will you get a discount when buying used, but many sellers will also sell their products at a much lower price than what they have listed. It's all about knowing how to bargain.

Step 5

Ask friends and family for product recommendations. If someone you know currently has a surveillance system, ask them how they like it and what the pros and cons are of owning it. Getting a good recommendation from someone you know can help you in making a decision of which one to buy in the long run.


No matter where you purchase your surveillance system from, it is always in your best interest to have a professional install it if you do not know how. Some systems must be wired through the house, while others are wireless and more straight forward to install.

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By Colleen Ross, published at 02/17/2012
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