It seems that everywhere you go these days there are CCTV cameras watching you. In commercial areas, cameras will cover every imaginable angle both inside and outside of buildings in an attempt to catch and prevent any potential criminal activity. This has been the standard for a while now, but for some reason, CCTV has never been quite as popular domestically.
CCTV is one of the simplest security systems to set up and it can drastically improve the safety of your home, but so few people consider it, so we’ve compiled a list of advantages for installing CCTV to try and convince you to think about an installation.
- It’s a crime deterrent
As soon as someone looks at your home, they can immediately see your cameras and know that they are being watched. This will be a huge deterrent to criminals because if they know they’re caught before they’ve started, then they won’t even try. Your CCTV should be as clearly visible as possible to ensure that any potential intruders are fully aware of its presence.
- The footage can be used as evidence
If the worst does happen, and your home is broken into, then you can at least rely on your CCTV footage as evidence against the perpetrator. This can be absolutely invaluable to both you and the police.
- Your insurance will cost less
Having CCTV reduces the probability of your home and its contents being damaged, which is something that insurance companies consider when evaluating your policy. Whilst this probably isn’t the sole reason that you’d get CCTV in your home, it is a nice added bonus that adds to the appeal of getting it installed.
CCTV installation may seem like a luxury, but a quality system installed by an experienced professional team could be immeasurably valuable in the long run. Adding it to your home could be the best decision you ever make.