Protecting a valuable property or business is a paramount concern for many homeowners and business owners. There are many ways to go about this, and security measures are typically more effective when tailored for the particular premises. More and more, CCTV is becoming a vital and integral part of the modern security system. Benefits of CCTV include its permanent presence, acting both as a deterrent and an accurate source of evidence in the case of any incident, as well as its capacity to act as an active alarm, alerting operators to unexpected movements and sounds.

However, for CCTV to be truly effective, the premises and surrounding area, as well as the business or home itself, need to be fully considered in relation to CCTV installation. Business owners may want to consider a range of options from single security cameras based outside the premises to a network of cameras and motion detectors. Cameras may either be displayed prominently, to act more effectively as a deterrent, or hidden, which may provide more valuable images.

Homeowners may also want to consider a small system, allowing different internal areas of the home to be monitored and recorded. With advancements in CCTV, it is possible to install unobtrusive cameras which do not affect the appearance of the home. Cameras can be monitored remotely from any internet point including smartphones and tablets. This can be invaluable in providing homeowners with peace of mind while, for example, on holiday or business trips.

For CCTV to be effective as a recording device, it is essential to obtain the clearest images at the best resolution possible. Cameras that switch between recording in colour during the day and monochrome at night are especially recommended. During daylight hours recording in colour gives the image far more detail. When it is dark, however, the monochrome setting will provide more sensitive and effective images. Cameras with infrared light sources will give even more enhanced images, and are recommended if the premises are especially dark.

With burglary and vandalism a constant threat in Herts and Essex, it is essential to protect your business and home in the most effective way possible. Seeking expert advice is always a good idea, and this gives customers the benefit of drawing upon years of experience and knowledge in the field. Specialists can conduct site surveys which provide a detailed and accurate assessment of the premises and type of security required, including the most appropriate types of CCTV camera installations and where best to locate them.

If you would like to discuss security for your home or business please feel free to call us on 01279 305922.