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How CCTV installations can reduce your chance of a burglary

ByDave Stopher

Dec 12, 2017 #CCTV, #Safety

When it comes to home security concerns, CCTV installations can help keep your home and commercial property safe from criminals. CCTV Installers Newcastle GPS Installations delves into the mind of a criminal to find out what is so off-putting about CCTV cameras on properties and how effective they are.

Set the scene:

It’s alarming when your property is damaged or violated in any way. Imagine that you don’t have any CCTV around your property, whether this is your family home or your business premises.

Whilst you are out at work, burglars are breaking and entering your property. Once you return, you find your property in a bad way. Of course, you ring the police and report it – but to find the culprit will take time.

You don’t have a security system in place and you weren’t home to know what time the crime took place. The police will have to search for cameras in the area, and obtain and then examine the footage from them – which could take a while.

This problem can be avoided. If you have CCTV and someone does try to burgle your property, you have evidence of this crime being committed – and once you hand it to the police, the process is quickened.

Having a CCTV system in place can keep burglars away completely. Although, there are a few loopholes when it comes to having visible CCTV on your property – professional burglars may be able to tell if your security system is fake. And therefore, we would advise you to have a real working system that will prevent criminal activity and act as a safety net should it occur.

Safety is priceless!

Keeping your home and family safe should be at the top of your priorities. You don’t want anyone to take advantage of your property and this is where you can prevent it. CCTV can be bought for as little as £50 and be a big help when it comes to property burglary’s – in fact, police encourage property owners to use CCTV to help the fight against criminals.

The video quality that your CCTV produces depends on the price of your system. Naturally if you spend less on equipment, the footage quality might not be as good. If you spend a decent amount, the quality can be excellent. This is something you will need to thoroughly check out when looking for home security essentials.

There are different types of CCTV on the market, including wireless and wired cameras. To use a wireless CCTV camera, you will need an internet connection – but if your internet connection goes down, you could potentially loose vital footage. With wired solutions, you just need an electrical supply close to a spot with a good view.

What are the regulations on CCTV?

Owning your own CCTV could be affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is set to be introduced in May 2018 by the European Union. Currently, by having your own CCTV, you could be breaching the Data Protection Act or more specifically, any sort of harassment laws.

Most CCTV systems are filming outdoors. When doing this, you need to make sure that your camera is not directly pointing or capturing public spaces such as pavements or the roads. Basically, try not to film outside of your own property.

If you are using CCTV, you need to ensure that people know that it is in place. You can do this by putting up a sign that indicates that the area is being recorded. It is also useful to include a contact number for those who have queries. It is also worthwhile knowing that if you live in a rented accommodation, you require permission from the landlord to use CCTV in their property before you go ahead and install it yourself.

You will surely reap the benefits of owning CCTV. It is your responsibility to use it correctly and within the law. Criminals don’t want to attract any sort of attention and with CCTV in place, they will avoid your property at all costs.