Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is becoming increasingly important for owners of both commercial and residential property. As crime rates continue to rise, homes and businesses are becoming targets for criminals and many property owners are turning to CCTV as a tool to monitor and prevent criminal activity on their premises.
CCTV is essentially a security camera that is used to monitor a property for suspicious activity. These cameras are either hidden in a secure area or prominently displayed to act as a deterrent for would be intruders. They also have the ability to store the recorded footage so any incidents can be reviewed at a later stage, during a police investigation for example.
With advances in technology more and more people are looking to invest in cost effective and convenient methods of security and remote monitoring CCTV is just one of these options. All you need is an internet connection and access to a remote monitoring tool such as an app or website platform and you can monitor your home or business from anywhere in the world.
The solutions that you can obtain from us include self monitoring systems which allow you to access images of your home or business instantly. Many of our clients prefer this to a monitored CCTV system where the images are transmitted directly to a manned control room.
Once installed, the cameras will monitor various areas of your property and if anything, suspicious is identified, you will be notified either by email or text message. With this notification you can then log in to a dedicated app from anywhere in the world and view footage of your home or business. If anything, untoward is seen you can then notify the emergency services or contact a designated keyholder in your absence.
Remote CCTV systems have multiple benefits over regular security systems such as alarms and cameras. While alarms are loud, many of them are ignored if they are triggered with many people thinking that it’s a mistake or technical fault, but with CCTV monitoring you are in full control of the system and you can keep a close eye on your home or business even if you are away on business or a holiday.
Cost savings are also achieved through this type of system and it will remove the requirement for permanent on site security guards. Guards can only be in one place at one time, but multiple cameras can cover all areas of a site or building at the same time, offering greater coverage and more chances of deterring criminal activity before it takes place. Ultimately, it gives home and business owners greater peace of mind.
With remote monitoring systems, it is easier to keep track of intruders particularly with the use of applications where you can view footage in real time.
Installing remote CCTV monitoring for your home or business can reduce vandalism, deter thieves and prevent any other suspicious activities on your premises. It is important to invest in your security and with a remote monitoring system you can implement accurate and effective safety measures to better safeguard your property.