There are a number of ways you can beef up the security at home, and each has its good and bad points. A very loud burglar alarm might stop an intruder on their feet, but it won’t help if the police arrive after the culprit has vanished. CCTV, on the other hand, records everything around the clock, and should anyone attempt a forced entry, you will have video of the event, which is admissible as evidence in a court of law.
The Best Deterrent
Installing CCTV cameras around the perimeter of your property is similar to putting a neon sign outside, telling all that your home is protected. The average burglar is far from professional, preferring to wait for the right opportunity to present itself. There are many unprotected homes, and if your house has CCTV, any potential intruder would move on, knowing there are easier homes to burgle. This is perhaps the best deterrent there is, and is also why the cameras should be in a prominent location where everyone can see them.
While a security alarm system will alert the homeowner in the event someone tries to break in, what happens if the family are away at the time? Often the neighbours will ignore the siren, thinking a stray cat might have set it off, which means that an alarm system is not as efficient as video surveillance. It can be very inconvenient to activate the system every time you go out, and if you forget, then your home is unprotected.
If you are serious about home security, contact in the experts who can advise you on the best way to protect your property. At Protect West, we have been supplying security to homes and businesses in the Perth area for many years, and our representative would be happy to pay you a visit at home and discuss how best to protect the property. We have a range of alarm systems plus a selection of video surveillance packages, so there would be something just right.
If you are away for a few weeks, perhaps in Europe or America, modern technology allows you to view your perimeter at any time of day or night, and with zoom facilities, you can closely inspect anything out of the ordinary. No more worrying about how things are at home, as you can take a look whenever you please, from any location.
A Range of CCTV Packages
Most properties only require two cameras, however additional cameras are also available, creating a range of systems suitable for every property. With professional installation and customer orientation, you will soon become proficient at viewing and monitoring.