Do I really need to install a CCTV system at home?

CCTV (Closed-circuit television) is used as a security tool to capture video to protect the interests of a property. It is a system that is used by most businesses to protect and sure their property, contents and occupants, it is only recently that the idea of using this type of security at home has become more widely acknowledged. There are endless benefits to using a CCTV system is your home but if you are still unsure of whether or not it is worth it, here are a few reasons that might help you decide.

  • Despite the stereotype of CCTV in movies showing what seems to be a large command centre room with a multitude of screens the reality is much simpler. Through remote monitoring from inside your home you can discover exactly what is happening outside. With some CCTV systems, you can use your smartphone or tablet by clicking on an app or simply use your laptop to view the footage.
  • You can also use CCTV to capture evidence of individuals you suspect of engaging in criminal activity. Once you capture this footage it will act as irrefutable evidence in an investigation.
  • It will provide you and your family with an increased sense of security in your home which is the most important aspect of having a security system. CCTV is a low cost way of ensuring that not only your property is protected but it means you can also keep an eye on your children and pets too.
  • A CCTV system is one of the biggest deterrents for intruders and can therefore help prevent crimes. Often when potential intruders see a mounted camera and alarm system they do not even think of trying to break in and will simply move on.

If your CCTV system is installed correctly (preferably by a well-known established business) and used responsibly, you will soon come to realize the many benefits of CCTV cameras and systems.

When you’re considering a CCTV system in your home, why not contact Eyden Locksmiths?

We build CCTV systems to fit your individual needs, from custom-designed systems to ready-made kits available in store, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you on the best route forward.