Australian homeowners need to take security seriously. Especially when they are absent from their property.
Fortunately, ever-improving technology is going a long way to helping homeowners deter, delay and detect home intrusions. Especially the latest CCTV equipment, which is versatile enough to be placed at strategic points around the perimeter of any home.
How CCTV works
CCTV (formally known as Closed Circuit Television) has been available for a long time. However, it’s only in recent years that it has become feasible and affordable for homeowners.
If you think of CCTV in terms of grainy images on television monitors, then you need to consider having a chat with the team at Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths!
Modern-day CCTV equipment for home use is highly effective, gathering pictures and in some cases sound in digital form. It can transmit high-resolution imagery to any device you use; whatever your designated “monitor” is.
“Closed circuit” indicates that only designated people have access to the information it gathers, not that it has limited a range. In fact, with the right CCTV system, you can keep an eye on your property from a remote location anywhere.
There are various options, but generally, CCTV provides colour displays and some can track or zoom in. You can even have systems that enable you to speak to people who are in the range of the cameras.
How CCTV deters and detects
Posting notices up on your property that you have CCTV can sometimes be enough to prevent home robberies or trespassers.
Having CCTV is also a great way of identifying intruders when the police are involved.
The advantage that sometimes gets overlooked, is that properly configured CCTV equipment can help raise the alarm and alert homeowners – and the police – when intruders are on the premise. This clearly makes it far more likely that assistance comes quickly and you can “catch them red handed”.
Where to put home CCTV
Getting the right type of CCTV equipment for your home is important. It’s equally vital to have it properly installed.
Whether it’s a cable or wireless CCTV system, where the sensors are placed and how cameras are angled makes a big difference. For example, you need to avoid any obstacles to the camera or signal transmission, to get a reliably clear picture at all times.
Would you like to know more about cost effective ways to keep your home safe? Contact Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths for a no-obligation chat, or to install some home security measures to match your needs and budget.