CCTV Security Systems 

What is CCTV Systems, and how does it work? CCTV means Closed Circuit Television. It is a video system consisting of video cameras strategically placed around an area that record images and then transmit them to one or more display monitors for real-time viewing and playback of images. Usually these systems are installed for added security for your home or office. CCTV systems was first used by the Germans to watch the launch of V2 rockets. Since then it has evolved into the comprehensive security camera technology we know and use today. From public buildings to private offices, from apartment buildings to country clubs, security cameras are placed strategically all over.

What are CCTV Systems mainly used for?

Some common uses of CCTV systems are:

  1. For Home Security - Homes with surveillance cameras are much less likely to be robbed or vandalized than those without these types of technology for added security. Although security cameras do nothing to physically prevent crime, home-owners today use them to deter criminals from trespassing and to protect their families and their assets. Another use for CCTV technology in the home is as a 'nanny cam'. Nanny cam recordings are a great resource for those curious about how their household workers spend their time. Parents also use nanny cams to ensure their children are in good hands when they are away from home for a long period of time.
  2. For Businesses - Businesses use CCTV technology for a number of reasons, one of which is to deter crime. Banks, offices, museums, restaurants, retail stores and other businesses are hotbeds of crime as most always have cash on hand. To protect money, business owners strategically place surveillance cameras at checkouts, in back offices, near vaults and at entryways. Retail stores use surveillance cameras on store floors to deter shoplifting and vandalism. And lastly, as with the nanny cam, companies also use security cameras to monitor employees and ensure they are making the best use of their time.
  3. For Traffic Surveillance - security cameras are used by law enforcement agencies to monitor traffic at intersections and busy roads. The images, which can be viewed at any time by an officer, allow law enforcement agencies to identify drivers who run red lights, speed, or drive recklessly and discipline those drivers while preventing more serious crimes elsewhere.

Some of the benefits of having CCTV Systems installed

  1. Peace of mind - Feel safe, be safe and feel at ease! Knowing that you have a CCTV system installed by professional CCTV installers goes a long way in giving you peace of mind about the security of your family and home. This is one of the biggest benefits of video surveillance.

  2. Crime Prevention and Deterrence - Criminals are deterred from entering your home and robbing you or committing other crimes such as vandalism and antisocial behavior. Most criminals prefer the simple option and look for objects that are not protected by video surveillance.

  3. Law Enforcement - When a crime is being committed inside or outside your home, law enforcement has a better chance of success if you have CCTV installed. Suspects can be easily identified, and CCTV images and videos are convincing evidence for the courts.

  4. Remote monitoring - Another advantage of CCTV is that modern systems can monitor remotely on a computer, tablet or mobile phone enabled via a secure connection over the Internet. You can log in remotely from anywhere in the world and check the activities of your CCTV cameras. 

  5. Ideal in combination with intruder alarms - Remote controlled CCTV is particularly useful when there is also an intruder alarm. When your alarm goes off, you'll get a notification or call on your mobile phone, and when you're away from home, say on vacation, you can log in to view your camera footage and see if there's an incident, a false alarm or not.

  6. Reduced insurance premium - Insurance companies often reduce your premium if you have video surveillance installed. It's worth calling your insurer to see if you can get a discount on your premium and save money.

  7. Low price, high quality CCTV installations are relative cheap these days - Cameras, DVRs and installation by an experienced installer are inexpensive, and when you look at the benefits above, it's worth the cost. Gone with poor quality, grainy black and white footage, modern systems can record and play back in full HD (high definition).

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