What is CCTV?
The technology behind CCTV, which stands for closed-circuit television, was first developed and introduced in the 1940s in an effort to monitor the launch of rockets during World War 2. However, today CCTV is extremely commonplace and is used for a variety of reasons, most notably to monitor criminal activity. Almost every public space is equipped with CCTV due to its effectiveness as a crime deterrent. But exactly what are the reasons as to why CCTV is so enduringly popular and is still as widely used as ever before?
What are the benefits of installing CCTV?
Installing CCTV offers both homeowners and business owners peace of mind at all times by ensuring that their premises are being actively monitored 24/7. In addition to this peace of mind, CCTV also allows you to monitor your property from anywhere, at all times.
CCTV also acts as an excellent visual deterrent. If it is clear that your home or business is under video surveillance, this will often make your property less susceptible to being targeted by burglars. In addition to this, installing video surveillance also makes it far easier to identify criminals should your home or business be targeted.
Security systems such as CCTV also have the potential to save you money through insurance deductions. If your insurance company sees the level of security already active on your property, this will act in your favor when it comes to calculating your insurance premium.
Should I install CCTV at Home?
Although CCTV systems are most commonly associated with business premises, they are also perfectly suited to protecting your home from intruders and burglars. In fact, when it comes to protecting your property and loved ones, CCTV is one of the most effective security systems available on the market. Installing CCTV at your house offers you multiple benefits, allowing you to monitor your house at all times no matter where you are at a given moment. This is especially important if you cannot guarantee that there will always be someone at home. By setting up CCTV at home, you can help to protect your family and property in the long run. As well as this, in the event of a crime occurring at your home, having CCTV footage that depicts the crime is invaluable to use when attempting to catch those responsible.
Here at Custom Wired Electrical, we have years of experience in relation to installing CCTV systems perfect for use at home. If you would like to learn more about how we can install the perfect CCTV system for you, please feel free to get in touch with our team of electricians today.