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Security Camera system advantages

Updated: Apr 18

While security cameras are now an everyday thing, especially when you walk into any shop or business now you know that there will be security cameras in them. So much so that most people don't even notice that a place has security cameras now.


They have become such an integral part of business now, ( loss prevention - staff safety - customer safety - insurance fraud prevention, investigation - etc) that to walk into a business without security cameras is a very rare thing now.

They are also an enormous benefit to businesses & Police when they are trying to investigate the circumstances around something that may have happened outside a business or place with Security Cameras.

While they have become an everyday part of life with businesses, now is always a good time to apply the same benefits to private residences - houses - flats - apartment buildings - even rural areas. Especially with more & more insurance companies offering premium discounts for places that have Security Cameras installed & operating.

Not only can they help improve the safety & security at private residences, they can also be used to help improve the safety,

1. In nearby areas of the neighbourhood

2. Helping to ensure that your own & your neighbours vehicles - gardens - ornaments - children are safe

3. In the event of small culda sacs - streets - areas with only 1 way in & out again the entire neighourhood can be able to invest in a system that covers certain areas that benefit the entire street with improved safety & security of possessions. ( As seen a few times in different areas where the entire street have all chipped in to obtain a system that they are all able to access when required).

4. Can be used to help assist Police with any enquires they may be having in regard to incidents in the area.


As the video clip below shows, the infrared can highlight & clearly show the area that it is viewing, while also ensuring that any ornaments - plants or possessions are safe during the night.


While the photo below shows how clearly the area can be seen of a daytime, as well as help to identify any vehicles entering the drive way. They can also help to ensure that any deliveries are done when they are expected, while also helping to prevent parcel theft if the parcel has been left outside.

Security Camera systems also help to assist in ensuring that the occupants of the house are able to arrive & leave in a safe way at all times, while letting parents know their children have arrived safely if they aren't home at the time.

The fact that there is an ever increasing improvement with the types of Security Camera systems now, is only an advantage to the buyer of them. As they now have features that allow them to be viewed remotely from mobile phones - tablets - laptops or even desktop computers.

There is also the benefit that the newer systems even have 2 way real time audio on each camera, allowing you the opportunity to hear what is happening as well as to talk or communicate with whoever is there at the time of any activation, no matter where you are.

They can be setup with area masking or feature blocking, allowing for certain areas of the scene that is being viewed, to be blocked or masked out to prevent unnecessary activations. Ideal for areas with trees - shrubs or garden plants that move in the breeze or wind, so that they don't continually cause false alarm activations.

There is also the benefit that with the internet connections being so easily & readily available now, the owner of the place can literally be anywhere at all, in the same town - another town - state - country even & still get activation notifications & real time audio from the system (providing they have internet access to the system & to the device they are using).

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   With alarm systems having the sensors facing the doors or windows, possible entry points, it allows for faster activation. Instead of waiting till someone is already inside  

 Having minimal entry delay also helps to ensure no-one is inside that shouldn't be there. While also ensuring only designated people are. 

   The same can be done with internal cameras, making sure they cover the desired area + also the nearest potential entry point. This allows earlier detection & response time.

   Have systems that alert your mobile or e-mail account directly. Just because you buy a system from a business, doesn't automatically mean they should do the responses. Your system, YOUR CHOICE who responds.

   If installing a system yourself or Technically minded, consider getting a CCTV 5 in 1 Camera tester to ensure that your cameras are set perfectly.

 

Test your system periodically, to ensure that everything is still set the way you prefer, or adjust as necessary.  

 With camera systems, ensure that the lens or dome is checked & cleaned regularly so you always get the clearest images possible.