3 Reasons to Get CCTV for Your Home

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Grays Locksmiths have previously discussed the CCTV installation benefits for businesses and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is a type of security that is commonly associated with only being used to secure business properties. However, CCTV can also act as a power deterrent for criminals and be a valuable asset to your home.

Here are 3 top reasons to get CCTV for your own home.


Discourage Potential Burglars and Vandals

The presence of a security camera alone can be enough to put off an intruder and will make criminals think twice about entering your property. If a vandal knows they are visible on film this will also discourage them to risk or take part in activities that will cause damage to your home.  As a result a CCTV camera could help to prevent theft and damage to your property as even the sight of a camera will make an intruder think twice.

Allows You to Seek Justice in the Event of a Crime

When home owners aren’t present CCTV systems have the ability to record everything that happens in the area surrounding your home. This will provide video evidence if illegal activity does occur at your home. It will also help police identify who committed the crime, and make it easier for them to pursue an investigation into the crime that has happened against your property and for justice to be served.

Remote Surveillance of Suspicious Activity

Another reason you might want to consider getting CCTV for your home is that it allows you to monitor your home from anywhere, as long as you have internet access. A CCTV camera can monitor sensitive locations such as a garage that is being used to store expensive items, for example cars or motorcycles. This gives home owners the facility to check on this section of the property remotely and put their mind at ease.  

Accessing a CCTV camera remotely will give you knowledge of what is happening around the area of your home, and will let you quickly alert police to any suspicious behaviour from wherever you are. This can come in handy when you're on holiday for example.

There are many advantages to having a home surveillance system but it is important to read the government recommendations for domestic CCTV on what you need to do if you are considering installing, or have already installed a CCTV system on your property.

Our CCTV systems include a variety of options from remote monitoring, DIY systems to high resolution camera systems. If you would like to know more about our CCTV installation services for your home please call us on 0115 942 2315 or get in touch via our contact form and one of our representatives will get back to you.