5 Myths About CCTV Dispelled
Security for homes and commercial properties has never been needed more. Almost half of US citizens have been a victim of property crime – with burglary the most prevalent by far.
Your most precious possessions live in your home. Which is why protecting your home and loved ones from an unwelcome intrusion is vital. So, how do you protect your property?
CCTV (closed circuit television) is one of the most effective ways to protect your property from unwanted guests. However, there are differing opinions over its effectiveness in deterring crime and a lot of misinformation out there. To clear that up, read on as we dispel five common CCTV myths…
1. CCTV costs too much
No longer is CCTV seen as only for the wealthy. Basic systems have become affordable for the majority of property owners as technology has advanced. It is an investment but one that is definitely worth making. What price would you put on your peace of mind?
2. Installing it yourself saves time and money
We’ve all had moments of confidence in our ability to tackle a DIY project. But when it comes to the importance of your home or commercial property’s security, it is always best to leave it to the experts. They will install cameras in the optimum positions to ensure clear images and the best chance of deterring burglars.
DIY alarms are usually mass-produced which can’t guarantee great quality. And speaking of guarantees, you are not likely to be covered for repair or replacement if you install it incorrectly.
3. CCTV is vulnerable to tampering
Using expert installers will mean your cameras will be placed in the best position to avoid tampering. Not to mention that the latest products on the market are robust, with many offering anti-tamper features. Alarms are triggered and these systems send alerts to you, so action can be taken quickly to protect your property.
4. CCTV takes away your privacy
Many follow the misguided belief that having security cameras on your property means you will never have privacy again. This isn’t true. CCTV is a resource to protect and secure your privacy, ensuring that intrusions are deterred. It is a guard dog with a wider gaze and louder bark. Experts will make sure your cameras only cover your property and the areas that you need to be secured.
5. CCTV doesn’t stop theft
CCTV is seen as the most effective deterrent, as cameras are placed at key entry points, letting burglars know they are being watched and recorded. A lot of thieves are opportunistic, and are likely to avoid difficult break-ins which will attract attention. High-end cameras staring down at them as they try a door handle is likely to be considered as attention, wouldn’t you say?
Peace of mind for your home and business
Ready for that peace of mind? If you’d like expert advice on CCTV systems for your home or commercial property, contact the friendly team at Selectron today. We’ll discuss your needs at depth and recommend a CCTV solution that ticks every box.