As a family-run business, the Nova Alarms team understands the importance of protecting your family’s home.
Working in the alarm installation industry, we’ve heard too many horror stories regarding home invasions and break-ins, which is why we’re so passionate about our work.
So, in an effort to help increase the security of homes in our local area. Here’s a quick list of 5 reasons every home should consider installing a CCTV camera.
A common misconception is that you need a license to install a CCTV camera on your property. This is simply not true.
The only concern you need to worry about regarding legal issues is if your CCTV camera captures footage from outside your property.
For example, if your camera records into your neighbour’s garden, or if it records a public footpath. In these circumstances, you’ll need to make sure that the data is captured and held in a manner compliant with GDPR and DPA legislation.
But don’t worry if that sounds confusing; our team will be more than happy to provide you with advice and translate all the jargon into layman’s.
Prevention is always better than a cure, and the same goes for home invasions and burglaries. It’s always better to prevent a crime from occurring in the first place.
CCTV is a powerful deterrent, especially when combined with an easily visible sign. Anyone considering breaking into your home will know that they are being watched and recorded.
Many people install motion sensor lights on their properties. The idea is that should a potential burglar arrive, the light will deter them from your home and thus protect it.
However, this is not always the case. Whilst outdoor lights will make it harder for the burglar to hide, this lighting is useless if nobody spots the illegal activity and raises the alarm.
The clear winner is to combine motion sensor lights with a CCTV camera and a good, easily visible sign. If a potential intruder steps towards your property, they are illuminated for the camera to get a good look at them.
The visible camera and sign make sure the would-be intruder knows they have been spotted and recorded.
In the past, many homes had peepholes or door chains installed to give people more vision around their property. These are typically used when responding to an unexpected knock at the door.
However, this doesn’t address the issue of blind spots around your house. For example, somebody could ring your doorbell and whilst you’re looking through the peephole, they could be sneaking into your garden shed.
A CCTV camera with motion alerts set up on your smartphone would warn you of this without you needing to physically leave your house and place yourself in harm’s way.
It’s horrible to think about, but should the worst happen and your home be burgled, it’s of the utmost importance that you have some evidence. According to The Times, only 5% of burglary cases are solved.
This is why we recommend CCTV cameras for home security. The cameras themselves are a superb deterrent, but if the deterrent fails, the footage could be invaluable evidence to help the police catch the person(s) who broke into your home and hopefully recover your stolen belongings.
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