CCTV is commonly used for businesses and commercial areas, but have you ever wondered if it could protect your home too?
It’s a well-known fact that CCTV can dramatically increase the security of a property, so discover the benefits of installing CCTV in your home and protecting your home and family.
6 Reasons Why You Should Install CCTV in Your Home
1. Acts as a Visual Deterrent
It has been found that home CCTV systems have the largest crime deterrent effect in pre-planned crime. Burglars want an easy break-in and will be deterred from a home that appears highly protected. 60% of burglars look for a CCTV system and 40% of those then go on to choose another target. Make sure your CCTV camera is visible and stop your home being a specific target for burglary.
2. Can Help Identify Criminals
CCTV footage can also help to identify criminals and be used as evidence in criminal investigations. Whether for anti-social behaviour near your property or a full-on break-in, a major benefit of having CCTV at home is that offenders are more likely to be identified, caught and brought to justice.
3. Monitor Your Home Remotely
A major benefit of home CCTV is that you can monitor footage and your home from anywhere remotely. Homewatch’s CCTV systems give access to your CCTV system from any desktop, tablet or mobile phone over a secure internet connection, so that you can keep on top of any activity from anywhere in the world.
4. Reduce Insurance Costs
Depending on your insurance policy, having a home CCTV system can reduce your insurance policy costs and premiums. You are adding extra protection to your property and therefore your costs will decrease. By making the initial investment into your home security you could be saving money in the long-run. Contact your insurance supplier to see if installing CCTV at home can save you money.
5. Provides Peace of Mind
Home CCTV can provide great peace of mind to you and your family, knowing that you have taken the extra precautions to enhance your safety. This is particularly important when you are aware from your property or on holiday. Knowing that your home is being monitored is a major benefit that can justify whether it’s worth installing CCTV at home.
Home CCTV cameras can also be set up around the perimeter of your home and give visual access to any blind spots, which can be viewed without you leaving your property. Another great benefit is being able to see who is at your front door without having to answer it – a great feature for more vulnerable people such as the elderly.
Home CCTV systems are incredibly cost-effective, especially when no-one can put a price on protecting your loved ones. From wired to wireless, monitored or unmonitored, there is an option for all budgets.
Homewatch provides smart CCTV security that is designed and installed to suit your individual needs. The Homewatch Smart Home App gives you full control with live-stream footage, footage from the last 30 days and event notifications via text and email. All systems are installed by a fully qualified NSI engineer and you will receive full system training on how to use your new CCTV home system. Get started today with a free quote.