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Security CCTV - Buy nice or buy twice

across Perth

We often have clients contacting us to install a CCTV system they have purchased from a retail store. Not realising these systems may not be the best quality or meet the requirements they are trying to achieve.

Lets' talk about our experience...

Something to consider is the cost of installation often out ways the cost of these CCTV systems purchased from your local retail store. We have all heard the saying buy nice or buy it twice. Well this is something to seriously consider if you’re contracting fully licensed security agents, security installers and electricians to install the system for you. We have been contacted by customers who want to remove these systems, after a couple years and install something of better quality. Some our customers do not realise that there are far superior security products, available from our security wholesaler.


We have run into issues with some owner supplied systems, the quality can be poor, if the cables in the kit don’t reach, cable extensions are required, and this has caused clarity and signal issues. It can be frustrating for clients, because if we have not supplied the system, then we offer no technical support and no product warranty. We offer a full workmanship warranty, but if you experience any product faults, then this is not our responsibility - as we have not supplied the products. If we need to return due to a product fault, you will be charged for labour. If we supply the system, then we organise all manufacturer warranties and product technical support.


Many of the owner supplied CCTV systems are low quality and low-resolution analogue cameras with a DVR. We recommend doing some research before buying, to figure out what resolution, what kind of cameras and features you need before purchasing.

There is a big difference between analogue and IP PoE cameras. Please research Analogue Vs IP cameras so you fully understand the difference - IP cameras have better video quality, better zoom in capabilities, larger field of view, digital IP cameras can provide resolutions 6 to 20 times higher, IP cameras operate over PoE, have better intelligence and remote manageability.

We understand that high quality CCTV systems may be out of your budget, however we do offer Humm interest free payment plans, so you can pay off over time. We offer premium HikVision products or more affordable entry level HiLook systems, all of our CCTV systems are IP cameras with an NVR that connect to your phone for remote access. We can set up advanced features such as line crossing and intrusion detection, with push notifications straight to your phone. See video example included on this page.


The quality and technology of our CCTV systems is very advanced, and the system WILL LAST! Not to mention you will have a full 3-year warranty, backed by a reliable and trustworthy company, with approx 200 excellent online reviews.

Buy nice or buy twice


Please understand that because of the items mentioned above we may decline to install your owner supplied CCTV system.


If you let us know the following information and we can organise a quote and a site visit if required

1.      Address of the property, we can then have a look on google earth

2.      Is this a residential or commercial premise?

3.      Do you have any house plans we can look at?

4.      Do you have a single storey with an accessible roof space?

5.      Number of cameras required?

6.      Will the cameras be installed in accessible areas and be directly attached to your house?

7.      What camera brand/ model would you like?

8.      Will the NVR be connected to a modem and existing power point?

Why choose J & C Electrical Contracting for your

residential security install?

  • Fully licensed and police cleared security installers, security agents and electricians

  • We have extensive experience, see below security installs we have completed

  • We have workmanship warranties and supply quality products

  • We have over 320 great reviews through Google and Facebook

  • One stop shop for electrical, CCTV, alarms, and split system air conditioning

  • We offer self-monitored alarms, no need for third party monitoring apps. Alarms we supply can be monitored direct through a free mobile app

  • We supply top quality products such as Hikvision and Bosch

  • We have no interest payment plan options through Humm

Complete Electrical Work Across Perth

Want to find out more about how we can help with your electrical needs?

Get in touch with the team at J & C Team today.

Give us a call on (08) 6115 0070 or fill in this form for a FREE quote – we’ll be in touch!

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Our exceptional service guarantee includes:
  • Reliable with SMS schedule reminders

  • Professional and polite staff

  • Police cleared and fully licensed

  • Leave your premises clean and tidy

  • Workmanship warranties

Extremely helpful and informative. outstanding tradesmen in the team, fast, thorough neat and tidy. If they don't know answers then they find out for you and help with decision making. Thoroughly recommend.

Had an old air-con unit removed and new one installed.

The team did a great job and cleaned up after themselves. Very professional and highly recommended. A+

Richard H

Mario C

2nd hand CCTV CU
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