Benefits of CCTV Cameras
When it comes to property surveillance, one of the most used systems are CCTV cameras. CCTC or ‘Closed Circuit Television Cameras’ use a camera to capture footage and watch it live or past records. These types of surveillance cameras are frequently seen in both homes and commercial properties and can even send footage to a person’s phone or laptop for them to view in real-time. Though many homeowners and business owners may think a CCTV camera is a little over-zealous, it’s a crucial tool for companies that deal with high traffic or homes in dangerous pockets of suburbia. In today’s blog, we take a look at the benefits of CCTV cameras and why more Australians are turning to tech to protect their property.
Benefits of CCTV cameras
A CCTV camera is first and foremost a visual deterrent for anyone looking to undertake criminal activity on your property. The last thing a criminal wants is to be caught in the act, which is exactly what a security camera will do. Placing security cameras in clear view will deter thieves from targeting your property as they will be conscious of being recorded.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest benefits of CCTV cameras (and what they’re designed for) is the continual monitoring of your property. Whether it’s for your home or your business, a CCTV camera can keep track of what’s happening around the blind spots of your property and alert you to any intruders. This is especially useful for homes in the event an intruder knocks on your door, as you can check the security monitor instead exposing yourself to danger. For business owners, CCTV can track and save footage which can be used if criminal activity or workplace accidents occur.
Can be used as evidence
In the unfortunate case that a crime occurs on your property, CCTV footage can be used to help identify the assailant. This footage not only helps with identification but also offers time stamps and exact location. This sort of information is imperative if a case is taken to the police or the courtroom, as it provides invaluable evidence that will be hard to dispute. CCTC footage can also help dispute dishonest claims if someone says they’ve had an accident or injury on your site.
Did you know you might not have to pay as much insurance if your property is guarded by a CCTV camera? As one of the more unknown advantages of CCTV cameras, having a security system means the chances of your property being vandalised or stolen from going down significantly. This is because the cameras act as a visual deterrent to thieves thinking about picketing your property. Depending on what insurance firm you choose, you may be eligible for cheaper policy costs as the chances of you lodging an insurance claim is reduced.
Peace of mind
One of the biggest advantages of CCTV cameras is simply peace of mind. Whether this is from knowing your property is less likely to be targeted or having the ability to check in on pets or children while you’re away, installing CCTV cameras provides an extra layer of security. With a professionally installed security system, you can regularly check your home or business via a laptop or a smartphone no matter where you are.
Want to discuss the benefits of CCTV cameras in person? Contact Electronic Alarms and Installations today if you are interested in adding a camera system or alarm to your home or commercial property. You can call us on 1300 541 025, request a quote online or email [email protected] for more information.
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