CCTV is all around us. You probably don’t even think about it anymore. It’s a part of our lives and it’s become simpler than ever.
For those of us doing the right thing it’s become an important part of our lives. They help us connect. They help us stay informed. And most importantly, they help keep us safe.
In the past CCTV surveillance was reserved for governments and corporate giants. Now with advances in technology and these systems are available to everyone.
Whether you’re a home owner, business owner or just have something worth protecting modern CCTV systems provide the security your family deserves. Enjoy piece of mind that your treasured possessions, family members and beloved pets have never been safer.
Here are the three keys to preventing crime and protecting yourself using CCTV technology.
CCTV prevents crime
Prevention is always king.
Keeping crime away from your home will always be the best path to ensuring your families safety. Understandably a well designed and professionally installed CCTV system is one of the best investments you can make in deterring criminals.
Visible camera’s and alarms are and instant turn off for any potential criminal activity. Petty theft relies on low risk crime. By having a CCTV technology you quickly disqualify your home as an easy target and discourage opportunistic snatch an grab crime.
In recent years dummy camera’s and alarm sales have increased tenfold as they also provide a believable and cost effective deterrent for many small business’s and homes. However this is only one leg of solution when protecting your home with CCTV technology.
Respond with CCTV
High quality CCTV systems today offer remote, secure viewing from anywhere in the world via a smartphone, tablet or computer.
While it’s extraordinarily cool to check up on what your pets are doing while you’re at work, it’s even better for capturing critical information that could assist police in the event of a break in.
By greatly decreasing your response time you’re actively protecting your property and providing further deterrent for crime.
Think of this as a virtual security guard. Providing you with 24/7 piece of mind and assurance that your family and property is secure and safe.
Consider pairing this system with an automatic motion sensing alarm for best results. Receive alerts in real time, directly to your smart phone, when suspicious behaviour is detected. Give yourself control of the situation by choosing to report it to police or deactivate the alarm remotely.
Give Evidence with CCTV
The final step in building a complete system is evidence. In the event of a crime you want to be able to provide the authorities and your insurance company with as much information as possible, heightening your chances of recovering the property and catching the culprits.
Information as simple as a persons body type or hair colour have helped in the past to unravel serious crime and bring criminals to justice.
With our systems fully customisable you choose the amount of storage you need to protect your home or business. With a standard at one month footage capacity, you can upgrade your system to suit your needs.
At the end of the day it’s the little bits and pieces that often add together giving people the information they need to help you when it matters.
Remember to insist on high resolution and high quality recording equipment when choosing a CCTV system. The more information captured the more success you’ll have in building your case.
A CCTV professional will be able to assist in selecting the most efficient camera angles and how you can get the most out of your system. Often it’s not about how many camera’s you have but more so about their smart placement and effective installation that counts.
CCTV surveillance used to be bulky, expensive and difficult to install.
But not any more. A Melbourne Electric consultant can help you explore CCTV options to suit your needs today. Trust CCTV when it matters most.