4 Benefits of CCTV Surveillance Cameras
Taking off in the 1970s, CCTV has been around for quite some time now. But there are still plenty of homes and commercial sites that aren’t equipped with their own surveillance cameras. Why? We can only assume they aren’t familiar with the many advantages on offer.
In this post, we make things clear and simple with four benefits of CCTV surveillance cameras for you and your property.
1. It deters burglars
First and foremost, CCTV is a clear deterrent to anyone that even thinks about vandalising, damaging or breaking into your property. Situated around key points of entry, surveillance cameras let burglars know that whatever they do will be recorded, making them much less likely to do it in the first place.
That’s backed by a survey of 12 former burglars, conducted by Co-op Insurance. They said that CCTV was the most effective deterrent for home burglaries as well as car theft.
2. Your insurance could be cheaper
Deterring burglars isn’t just a benefit to you. It’s advantageous to your insurer too, who is less likely to need to pay out. Of course, that becomes beneficial to you in turn as a lower risk to your insurer means a cheaper insurance quote for you year after year.
In a broader sense, having CCTV installed also shows that you take security seriously, which is another reason why it could lower your premiums and save you money.
3. You'll enjoy peace of mind
You can’t put a price on peace of mind. But you can put price on surveillance cameras that provide it. Smart CCTV systems are connected to the internet, allowing you to connect to your cameras from any device with an internet connection.
Whether you’re on your computer at work, phone on holiday, or just your laptop in transit, you can view real-time footage of your property to make sure everything is A-OK.
4. And it can help catch criminals
As mentioned, CCTV surveillance cameras make crime less likely at your property. But there’s always the chance that some determined criminals will follow through with their crimes regardless.
If the worst does happen, surveillance cameras will capture images of the culprits to give the police the best chance of tracking them down. That could mean recovering sentimental items or computers with important data for your business.
Footage of them breaking into or damaging your property can also be used as evidence to bring them to justice. Above all else, that means less chance of them striking again at your site or somewhere else.
Enjoy the benefits of CCTV cameras
The verdict is in – surveillance cameras are hugely beneficial for both homes and commercial properties in Bermuda. At Selectron, we install state-of-the-art residential cameras and commercial CCTV systems that are tailored to your needs.
After a thorough inspection of your property, we’ll provide our recommendations with a no obligation quote so you can make an informed decision in your own time. Arrange a site visit today to get started.