If you are considering CCTV home security then you might be looking for some simple answers to the question, ‘why choose a CCTV system’.
We thought we’d summarise some of the main benefits of a CCTV home security system for anyone who is looking to improve the protection they afford their family and property.
The principle reason why homeowners consider CCTV for their home security is as a visible deterrent to would-be intruders to their property. The sight of a CCTV camera is a signal to criminals that anyone carrying out illegal activities on the premises will have their actions recorded and could, potentially, be used to identify and prosecute them.
It is a strong visual deterrent that you have taken the security of your home seriously and that your property is a secure one.
CCTV systems are an excellent way to keep an eye on your home and allow owners to track the activities monitored by the installed cameras. The fact that you can do this remotely via desktop software or through a suitable mobile app gives enormous flexibility and peace of mind if you are away from home.
In the event that CCTV alone has not proven a deterrent enough to prevent an intruder from trespassing on your property or entering your home then CCTV is an excellent way to collect evidence to help the local police force to apprehend the criminals.
It can not only help with identifying suspects but can also assist with convictions by providing additional information such as the date, time and locations.
Some British insurance providers will offer discounted home insurance premiums to householders who can demonstrate that they have taken the security of their premises seriously.
Installing monitored home security and CCTV systems may help you negotiate a reduction in the annual cost of insuring your home.
At very least, if you are the victim of a burglary, you will be able to prove to your insurers that you have taken all practicable precautions to protect your home. Armed with this information, there should be no reason why your insurance company would fail to pay out in the event of any claims being made. The exception to this is if the insurance company can prove that a break-in or theft was due to your own negligence such as leaving your home unsecured and/or failing to record footage using your home CCTV security system.
Whilst principally installed for reasons of home security, CCTV systems are also great tools for settling other domestic issues. Homeowners have been known to use footage to identify perpetrators of other incidences including (but not restricted to) disagreements with family or neighbours, altercations with visitors (such as delivery drivers leaving packages without a signature) or even identify animal intruders to gardens or outbuildings. Having detailed CCTV footage can help clear up all manner of mysteries.
To Have Confidence
In our industry, we are all too aware of the fact that burglars/thieves know which CCTV cameras, boxes and signs are real and which are fake. ‘Dummy’ cameras can seem like a good idea, but the truth is that they are not as convincing; determined burglars are much cleverer than you may wish to give them credit for and you should never underestimate the intelligence of criminals.
There are plenty of reasons why CCTV can offer peace of mind for homeowners and, here at Connect 4 CCTV, we specialise in supplying and installing high-quality security monitoring and recording equipment.
All our systems are designed to deter criminals and protect your home as well as offer you remote access monitoring.
We’d love to have the opportunity to talk to you about how you can keep your home secure. You can contact us today to receive your personalised quote by calling 0344 324 6020 or using our contact form.
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