CCTV is one of the most effective deterrents in securing your home or business against vandalism, theft or attack. The technology of CCTV systems has developed considerably over recent years. Cameras and digital recording have advanced the quality of images in both day and night time conditions. The move into a digital age not only has improved the live on screen images but playback and remote monitoring of incidents also. This has further advanced with the advent of High Definition cameras and recording now coming into a price range that is affordable to all users. Advances in broadband, mobile broadband and networking not only allow the sending of images to any TV in your home, you can also keep a remote eye, through your CCTV system, from your workplace, whilst on holiday from any PC or even via alerts sent to your mobile phone.
Car related crime has been on the increase in residential areas partly due to cars becoming increasingly more difficult to steal without keys. Criminals are taking more extreme measures to get into homes for access to modern or desirable vehicles. Separate Home Office studies have revealed. “In areas where cars are parked, there was evidence that CCTV systems led to a statistically significant reduction in crime of about 41 per cent”. A totally different Government study observed “a marked reduction of 47% for burglary”. As CCTV was not successful at detecting crimes, this data suggests that CCTV systems effectively deterred potential offenders from committing burglary in the area with cameras visibly present”.
Protecting your family especially the elderly and young children. Knowing where your children are around your home whist you are carrying out you daily chores is simple with live pictures sent to any TV or monitor around your house. Piece of mind and security go hand in hand.