The Benefits of CCTV Security for Your Home and Business

CCTV Security Systems for your Home and Business

One of the most popular forms of surveillance available today are CCTV security cameras which is commonly fitted around homes and businesses. Some business owners believe that burglaries that take place on their premises could be avoided by implementing security measures such as installing a CCTV security camera system.

While this is true for business owners it is also true for homeowners. Many homeowners feel safer when their property is being monitored to protect them and their belongings from criminal activity.

Having a CCTV system installed for your home or business is important in ensuring the overall safety of not just your property, but the individuals residing inside.

CCTV systems can give you some peace of mind as you go about your daily activities. Plus, there are additional reasons to install this type of surveillance that you can take advantage of.

This blog will explore why CCTV monitoring systems are important for your home and business and how you can benefit from installing one.

What is CCTV?

We’ve explained why CCTV surveillance is important for your home and business, but what exactly does CCTV mean and what does it do?

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television, which is a type of video surveillance that monitors and records the activities in the area it covers.

The footage recorded can be viewed on the CCTV’s monitor and remote monitoring capabilities are available through the use of your mobile phone.

Monitoring Your Workplace With CCTV

Whether your business is comprised of office buildings or retail shops, you should find a security system that will provide the best fit for your business needs.

CCTV systems are easy to maintain, invisible from the public eye, and can be cost-effective compared to other security solutions, such as employing security guards. Security camera systems can be positioned in any location across your business site and don’t require extensive alterations to your existing property during installation.

While there are many high-definition CCTV solutions available on the market today, two things to consider that could affect the effectiveness of your surveillance include the angle of coverage where you place the cameras, and the level of light exposure each camera has access to which could affect the resolution of the footage taken.

CCTV For Your Home

You might install a CCTV system in your home for several reasons. The most obvious being for security purposes and to deter crime.

You can use CCTV monitoring in a variety of ways to give yourself some extra peace of mind such as to investigate noises or suspicious activities while you are out and check in on your family from anywhere.

Why You Should Get CCTV Monitoring

In today’s world there are several reasons why business and home security are important, from protecting your property and assets to ensuring everyone using the building are safe from harm. It is also important to note that while CCTV systems are mainly installed for security purposes, they can provide many other key benefits. Let’s explore some of these now.

Prevent and Reduce the Chances of Crimes

If your home or business is located in a high-crime area, then it’s vital to ensure your property and team or residents are sufficiently protected by creating a safer environment.

Having cameras installed on and around your property can help to deter criminal activity such as break-ins, acts of vandalism, and theft.

CCTV cameras can work as a strong defence against intruders and most criminals as they know they will be captured on camera, thus reducing the chances for crimes to take place. 

Plus, just the sight of cameras on and around your property can sometimes be enough to stop home invasions before they start.

Collecting Evidence

CCTV camera footage can provide crucial information if a crime has occurred on your premises or around it.

In the unfortunate event that serious crimes are committed on your property, the recorded footage can provide evidence that can be used to identify, prosecute, and convict the offender.

Often, decisions made by judges can be heavily based on CCTV footage. It is therefore not only beneficial for your business but also for the safety of the community to install CCTV security.

Monitor Real-time Surveillance Remotely

With surveillance systems you can access footage from your CCTV system anywhere, at any time using a computer, tablet, or mobile phone if it has a secure internet connection.

Traditional video surveillance methods involved hiring security personnel to monitor your property in person. This incurs extra costs as well as risking the safety of the security team if something were to happen.

Advancements in surveillance means monitoring can be easily done from a remote device to view real-time footage of your premise.

Safely Monitor High-risk Areas at Work

Similar to being able to view footage in a remote location, you can use a camera system to safely monitor high-risk areas that could put you and your staff in danger. This is common in factories and businesses that work with dangerous goods and chemicals.

If you feel it is not safe for your staff to monitor certain areas in person, you could consider installing CCTV systems to assist you in monitoring these areas in real-time from a remote location. You should identify accident-prone areas that need to be supervised as well as discuss potential hazards that may arise from these locations.

Furthermore, you can protect your clients and anyone else who enters your premises. New customers and additional personnel might not be aware of where your restricted areas are located. Some could access unauthorised areas accidentally. Using CCTV cameras, you can better help protect unauthorised people from accessing high-risk areas.

Use in Conjunction With Intruder Alarms

CCTV monitoring is quite useful if you also have an intruder alarm system installed. When your alarm is activated, (and you have set this feature up) you will get a notification or call to your phone.

If, for example, you are on holiday or away from your property, you can login to see the camera footage to determine if the incident is a false alarm or requires action.

Reduce Your Home Insurance Premium

If you have CCTV installed in your home, it is beneficial to call your insurer to find out whether you can save money on your premium.

Some insurance companies will often reduce your premium or provide a discount if you have a CCTV system. This is because you are adding extra security to your property. By making an additional investment into your home’s security you could be saving money long term.

Smart Home Trigger

If you have multiple smart home devices in your home, your CCTV camera system can be linked to them, so they all respond automatically. For example, the motion sensor in an outside camera can be used to turn on smart lights inside if it detects motion in your driveway when you get home.

Is CCTV Worth It?

Installing a surveillance system like CCTV can enhance the security of your home or business, employees, and customers alike – providing peace of mind and helping you feel safe.

A CCTV camera system is not only a one-time but long-term safety investment as there is very little maintenance required, and they only need an occasional clean.

When safeguarding your home or business, it is important to examine the advantages and drawbacks to select a security system that will fulfill your needs.  

Who Can Install My CCTV System?

Our team at Gorey Electrical Service can help you choose and install a CCTV Security System that works best for your home or business.

Contact us today to explore our CCTV monitoring solutions.

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