7 Reasons to Get CCTV for your Home or Business
Written by FutureTel UK (FT Security Systems Ltd).
You are likely to be reading this because you are thinking about getting a security system or CCTV system for your home or business and want to understand the reasons why and what benefits you will get from your investment. Well, you have come to the right place. The benefits of CCTV are vast and we have summarised 7 of the main reasons why your home or business will benefit from having CCTV installed at your premises.
1. Peace of mind
Knowing that your home or business is protected with a security system, is a comforting feeling. By having cameras installed and an alert system to notify you of any suspicious activity no matter where you are and on any device, gives you peace of mind so that wherever you are and when you are away from your premises, you know it is well looked after.
2. Safety and security of your family or workforce
Whether you are looking to install CCTV at your place of work or your home, you can feel safe in the knowledge that efficient monitoring of your chosen areas will always be in place, which is handy for reviewing the safety of the people you care about most. At work, you could put cameras in place to ensure that best practices for health and safety are being followed and be able to record evidence of any incidents that may occur, allowing you to constantly improve on the procedures you have in place.
For your home, you may wish to install cameras in select areas to ensure that you can capture any incidences of break ins, or to provide additional security for children. An example of this could be to have a camera pool side so that you can always monitor the safety of your family, or perhaps installing cameras at the entrances to your home so that you can monitor visitors and deter crime.
3. Crime deterrent/Damage prevention
CCTV cameras act as a prevention tool to ensure that crimes are not committed in the first place. You may wish to invest in an AI Deterrence camera, which in addition to high resolution video footage that can be viewed from anywhere, anytime, also has coloured lights and a two way sound system which can play a warning message to intruders. Usually the sight of a CCTV camera is enough to put off unwanted criminals, but an AI Deterrence camera helps to go the extra mile to secure your premises and prevent damage to your property.
4. Provide evidence of criminal activity
In many cases, when a home or business is broken into, the investigation can be a long process whilst the investigators look for evidence to prosecute the intruders. By having CCTV installed, you will be able to quickly provide clear evidence of the break in which may help to identify the intruder(s) and efficiently solve your case.
5. Monitor who enters and exits your property
Whether you are away from home, or want to monitor who comes in and out of your business premises, the use of CCTV can help you to keep a clear record of who has visited. This may come in handy later if you ever need to provide evidence due to criminal activity such as theft. Perhaps you have trades people visiting and want to monitor their visits, or perhaps you want to know what goes on when your children are in the care of another person? There are many scenarios which you never thought you would need to monitor until something goes wrong. Better to be safe than sorry, as the saying goes!
6. Reduce insurance rates
For most businesses and for some home insurance policies, having CCTV in place can help to bring your insurance premiums down. You should enquire with your insurance provider before installing your system to see what their requirements or additional benefits may be for helping to protect your home with CCTV.
7. Prevent the spread of illness – thermal cameras
In the year of 2020, we saw the rise of an unprecedented pandemic which devastated businesses due to having to close. Did you know there are thermal CCTV cameras which can monitor a person’s body temperature before they enter a building and tell them not to enter? Amazing right? For your home, if you are particularly security conscious or vulnerable and want the peace of mind of knowing that no one will be able to bring germs into your home, this could be a good solution for you. For work places, this means huge savings on staff costs and staff absence. By eliminating the need to have a full time member of staff stand at the entrance to your building and monitor the people coming in and out, the camera can do the work for you. It can help to prevent the spread of illness, reducing the number of staff absences due to illness and therefore help to maintain high levels of productivity.
In conclusion, there are many benefits to having CCTV for your home or business and if you are looking to install a security system, we highly recommend it.
About FutureTel UK (FT Security Systems Ltd)
With offices based in the South of England and in Scotland, we provide a range of solutions for businesses of all sizes right across the UK. Our dedicated teams have many years of experience in the communications, security and IT industries. The knowledgeable experts at FutureTel can work with you as a business owner to customise solutions for your company, to help operations run smoothly and improve the customer journey.