It seems as though, in an age where technology continues to accelerate unimpeded, the need for stronger, more intelligent security systems rises with it. If you are concerned about the security of your home, you have every right to be.
Luckily, although technology and crime seem to go hand in hand, so does technology and security. That is, there are measures we can take in order to combat 2017’s digitally-aided criminal, the first and strongest being the installation of a good CCTV surveillance system. So, in light of this, this month Protect & Detect will be breaking down why you need a CCTV system for your home.
Deter criminal activity
The likelihood is that this is the key reason that you would be considering a CCTV system in the first place – the other benefits are simply bonuses. And that’s fair enough, CCTV systems as deterrents is certainly the most recognisable benefit.
It’s easy to see why, too. If an intruder was eyeing up your home before seeing a CCTV system mounted in various places, it’s very likely that they would decide to move on.
One study found that the installation of CCTV systems in certain car parks actually resulted in a 51% decrease in crime, a suggestion that the largest benefit of CCTV systems is actually unseen.
Improve home insurance rates
Since CCTV systems actually deter criminal activity this, in turn, can reduce your home and property insurance costs. This is because, from an insurer’s point of view, you have taken steps to make your home less of a target for criminals, thus reducing the risk.
On top of this, in the unlikely event that your house is in fact burgled despite your newly installed CCTV system, you will now have visual evidence of the event that you can use to properly substantiate your insurance claims. This will make the whole process much simpler and less stressful.
Record and identify criminals
If, like the last scenario, you have installed a CCTV system but are burgled anyway, you now have a way in which you can record and perhaps eventually identify the criminal, too.
Peace of mind, anywhere
A CCTV system can be a deterrent and all manner of other things, but above all, it offers peace of mind, especially if you live in an area where the crime rate is a little higher than usual. Whether, you have pets, babysitters, or perhaps you’ve gone on holiday and are a bit worried, with a CCTV system installed you needn’t panic, you can easily check up on your home remotely, even from your smartphone or tablet!
With a wealth of experience in the industry, our professional CCTV fitters have an extensive and detailed product knowledge so they can offer specialist, technical advice about which system will best suit your home. Simply contact our expert team today for further information about any of our services – we are always happy to help with any enquiry.