CCTV Home Security

CCTV Home Security
by Ray Lam

Securing your property is one of the growing domestic issues in the UK today. Some research suggests that at least one home is broken into every minute. Therefore, protecting homes and properties has become a priority and the advent of Closed Circuit Televisions or CCTVs is timely to say the least and can be employed for this purpose.

What is CCTV exactly? CCTV is a surveillance technology used initially to monitor commercial properties and public places, but has been adapted to the residential property to help home security. It is basically a camera, or a network of linked cameras, that produce viewable and recordable images. It would be quite unusual for a comprehensive security system to be without CCTV. The cameras can interface with other systems such as alarms i.e. the cameras can start recording when an alarm is triggered either automatically or by human intervention. Nowadays, wireless CCTVs systems are gaining popularity as they obviously do away with wiring systems and they are also easier to operate and maintain. They are also easier to protect from being compromised. The wireless cameras also allow for more flexibility and mobility, as it is much easier to install wireless cameras, even in the most inaccessible areas.

Smart Home Technology

People who purchase a security camera do have an increased level of security in their homes or businesses. Depending on the sophistication of the surveillance security camera, it can be set up to view any or all areas of the house or grounds, including perimeter, basement or upper floors, a child’s playroom or a swimming pool. In short, any place where an accident could happen could be monitored from a central location.

You can set up a wireless security camera for remote viewing or for videotaping. This allows you to monitor what’s going on at home even if you can’t be there all the time.

In the past surveillance security cameras have proved to be less than helpful in identifying crime perpetrators such as bank robbers because of the poor quality and grainy videotapes. Steps to increase the quality and clarity of the pictures are helping to catch the criminals. Closed circuit television (CCTV) security cameras allow either human viewing or storage of recorded information. A color security camera makes it even easier to identify suspects in a crime based on hair color or eye color.

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