CCTV Inside my House on a Budget

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of having a smart home is the ability to monitor it when you aren’t there. Whether you’re checking on children who are home alone, mischievous pets or keeping a watchful eye over your heirloom jewellery, installing a smart CCTV system within your home will help.

Nevertheless, there are many homeowners who don’t have the budget for top-of-the-range CCTV cameras. So in this post, we’ll be explaining how you can have CCTV in and around your home for a fraction of the cost.


How much should I spend on a security camera?

Although you can’t really put a price on peace of mind, there are many CCTV cameras on the market that won’t break the bank. Where you may not get all the added extras, inexpensive cameras will still do the job. Here at Caught on Camera, we’re able to cater for a variety of budgets, so you can rest assured knowing that your home is being monitored at all times. Not only that, but our team of fully-trained, highly-experienced specialists will be able to install the system for you.

What is CCTV cloud storage?

CCTV cloud storage provides customers with numerous online storage options, should you want to save any footage that your camera records. Once saved, the date and time will be automatically logged. To view, delete or download the content, simply go into the cloud server. You will need to be connected to a network and either a phone, desktop, laptop or tablet to access the cloud. 

Do I need CCTV cloud storage?

This may not be a requirement depending on the camera you go for. Not all cloud services are the same, and can depend on the manufacturer. Often, cloud storage is a paid subscription service and is usually offered in tiers, allowing you to choose between storing footage for a week, a month or even a year. The camera you opt for may also offer free cloud storage, so this is definitely something to check before purchasing a security camera.

Cloud storage isn’t obligatory by any means, but if you’re hoping to save footage for a later date, then it’s recommended that you pay a little extra for a decent amount of cloud storage.


Budget-friendly indoor CCTV cameras

There are many decent home security cameras of exceptional quality on the market that are just as effective as highly expensive CCTV systems, these include:

Smart Home CamerasPTZ Camera

  • Cloud storage
  • Motion alerts which can be sent to your paired mobile/tablet
  • HD Video
  • Waterproof housing for outdoor use

Super Wide-Angle Security Cameras

  • Ideal for both day and night surveillance
  • Weatherproof casing for outdoor use
  • 98 foot night vision range
  • 75° angle view

HD Over Analog Video Cameras 

Da y& Night Camera

  • 2 Terabyte (TB) hard drive
  • Remote viewing
  • 75° angle view
  • 3.6mm lense

Mini Dome Cameras

Dome camera

  • Waterproof for outdoor use
  • Can be easily installed
  • 90 foot night vision range
  • Vandal-resistant features for peace of mind

Nest Cameras

  • Weatherproof, ideal for outdoor use
  • Email alerts with footage when activity is detected
  • In-built microphone (allowing you to speak and listen)
  • 1080p resolution
  • 130° wide angle view

If you’re looking to expand your budget somewhat, or would prefer to receive help, advice, and possibly a whole security system from the professionals, then our expert team will be able to help. Regardless of the budget you have, we’re committed to supplying our customers with a security system that is right for you. 


Here at Caught on Camera, we’re leading suppliers and installers of CCTV security systems across Essex, London, Epping, Barnet, Cambridge and the south east region. We believe that the safety of you, your home and your family is of the utmost importance. Hence why our dedicated, specialist team are always on hand to supply our customers with high-quality security cameras, coupled with outstanding service. From home security cameras to bespoke commercial systems, we’re able to cater for your every need, regardless of your budget. For more information about the products we provide and the services we offer, including CCTV installation and maintenance, get in touch with us today – we’re always happy to help.