More than 1 in 10 houses in Australia is fitted with security cameras, while over 30% of flats or apartments in Australia have security cameras installed on the complex. Today, Australians take home security very seriously, and why shouldn’t they?
By taking simple measures like installing CCTV in or around your home, you can both deter criminals from trespassing or targeting your property, while also increasing the likelihood that, if a crime of break-in does occur, the perpetrators are identified and caught.
What is CCTV for?
CCTV is short for Closed Circuit Television, and it’s essentially a network of cameras and monitoring equipment that can record footage and send this footage to a specific place, usually a set inside your home. CCTV is commonly used as video surveillance, most famously in shops and public spaces, but the number of people beginning to use CCTV for home security purposes across Australia is growing.
CCTV circuits can be complicated and difficult to set up, which is why it’s important to consult expert electricians on the best way to install your home CCTV kit to ensure it’s safe, legal, and properly installed.
The benefits of CCTV
There are a huge number of benefits to having CCTV installed in your home, and many of them contribute to directly making your home more safe from burglars and other forms of criminal activity.
First and foremost, CCTV is a great deterrent. Burglaries are much less likely to take place in homes where CCTV is installed, because with so few homes across the country still capitalising on CCTV, it’s easy for burglars to simply move on until they find an easier target. Most burglaries are opportunistic, and installing CCTV is one part of the tactic to make your home less appealing to criminals.
CCTV is also useful for more general security purposes. You can use CCTV to monitor activity around your home, including general trespassing or other suspicious goings-on. If a crime does occur on your property, CCTV can also be used to provide evidence in court, making a conviction much more likely.
CCTV can also be used to monitor kids and pets while they’re out in the yard, and on top of all this, having CCTV installed in your home can lower your insurance premiums significantly – a sure sign that even insurers recognise how beneficial CCTV is for reducing the likelihood of thefts.
Why choose us for your CCTV installation
At O’Brien Electrical Castle Hill, we are a team of experienced electricians offering 24/7 electrical services to the Hills District of Sydney. If you’re looking for professional, knowledgeable experts to install CCTV on your property, get in touch with us. We’ll work closely with you to install a CCTV system that covers all the necessary spots you want to keep an eye on and to ensure your CCTV is correctly installed and easy to use.
Just call us today to find out more about our CCTV installation services in Castle Hill.