Are you considering home security improvements? There are a plethora of security systems and gadgets available. It can be tricky to decide which is best for you. You may be wondering “is it worth getting CCTV at home?” So here are a couple of points to consider:
Is it worth getting CCTV at home?
Yes it is certainly worth getting quality CCTV at home. When researching CCTV cameras, consider the following: will the images it provides be clear? Grainy, unclear images are frustratingly useless. Will it be charged up and working when you need it the most? Remember that seasoned criminals can distinguish a decent security camera system from a cheap one.
CCTV is often cited as one of the most effective forms of security available. The police, insurance companies and even ex criminals tell us that CCTV helps to prevent crime and there’s lots of data to back this up. So we’ve put together 5 tips to guide you when selecting a CCTV system for your home:
Decent CCTV cameras are a longer term investment as quality equipment will last. They’ll provide a good standard of image, helping to identify culprits of anything caught on camera. 4k resolution CCTV cameras will impress you with their clarity of image. The traditional idea of security footage showing grainy blurry images couldn’t be further from the reality of professionally installed CCTV systems in today’s world.
Wired cameras are the most reliable form of CCTV. Some websites write them off because they are “invasive to install”, which is a serious problem for amateur installers. However professional security installers will neatly and considerately fit wired cameras without damage to your property. Indeed Keybury customers often comment on the high quality of workmanship and the attention to detail given by both our designers and our engineers.
It’s worth checking that any security cameras you do invest in offer recording, rather than just live viewing. Live viewing lets you watch what is happening, but it’s the recording that is crucial. It allows you to check back and provide evidence of any activity taking place. Check the storage of the system you’re getting, how long will it record for? How much data can it store? A system which only has a very small storage capacity won’t be much help if you need to check back for something which happened 3 weeks ago.
Is it worth getting CCTV with App control?
Absolutely! Is there anything there isn’t an app for these days? Most people want to view their CCTV on their phones and ipads. Check for ongoing costs here – some have user limits. There are some systems which allow you to actually control your cameras through an app. PTZ systems can be moved via an app whereas Live Guard systems offer 2 way audio and live notifications. An app allows you to view your cameras from anywhere in the world.
It certainly is worth the investment of a high quality security camera system. We offer free quotations without obligation. Get in touch for find out more.