As more and more people are becoming demanding in terms of security, one of the security devices on top of everyone’s minds is the CCTV camera. This device has seen a huge growth in demand in recent times. It is also more accessible and affordable, thanks to the mass production of various components such as camera sensors standardised for multiple uses, which can be used for CCTV as well. The implementation of easier mobile-based interfaces has also made it easy to install and use for individual homeowners. Let us take a closer look at some of the concrete benefits provided by CCTV which have contributed to its widespread use.
Deterrence of crime before it ever occurs
Having a visible CCTV camera installed on the outside of your house or business sends a clear message that you are serious about security. This presents your house or business as a particularly hard and risky target for any potential burglars. Criminals mostly don’t randomly break into any building, they scout an area and choose the easiest target. Sending a message that you are serious about security is one way to ensure that your home or business is not the preferred target for criminals.
Lower insurance rates
Insurance rates are based on how big of a risk it is to insure you. The deterrence of crimes provided by CCTV is statistically significant and many insurance providers will factor that in your rates. Hence, you may be able to get a better deal on theft insurance by installing CCTV camera since it clearly demonstrates that you are taking adequate measures to deter it from happening in the first place.
Peace of mind
Many of today’s internet-connected cameras have the ability to transmit the video feed to your mobile device via the internet. This allows you to keep an eye on your home from anywhere while you are away. The CCTV camera system not only provides you with the peace of mind that you are less likely to be targeted by criminals, but if you feel anxious at any time, you can just check into the live feed from your smartphone. This will reassure you that your home is safe.