When it comes to installing CCTV equipment, there are several things to consider: What type of cameras will work best for me? What type of DVR should I use? Should I go into IP cameras or regular analog cameras? Do I want a standalone system or a PC based system? Do I need infrared cameras or will non infrared cameras work? Do I want wireless or hardwired cameras? These are just a section of the questions that you should ask yourself. On my most recent camera installation, I went with an Ultimate Mini DVR, which is an outstanding standalone unit. I used a compilation of infrared and non infrared cameras. After weighing the pros and cons of wireless vs wired cameras, I chose to go with wired cameras due to their quality and heartiness. I chose to go with siamese cable over my other options. This solution is not going to fit all situations and here are the differences and benefits for all.