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Why you should have a CCTV system installed for your property

In this article we hope to help teach you the benefits of having a security system like CCTV installed in your home, office, shop etc that may just help you make up your mind.

A CCTV camera doesn’t have to stick out like a sore thumb. Like in this picture, its well tucked away under the gutter and helps the owner keep an eye on their property from any intruders coming onto the property or to pass round the gate on the side.
Like the look of the camera? Check it out here!

We’re going to list off the top 5 reasons to consider purchasing a CCTV system for your property. Carry on reading to find out more…

1. As a precautionary measure

CCTV cameras and monitoring systems improve the security and safety of a particular property. Through monitoring inside the house, you can identify what exactly is going on outside. All of our CCTV Video recorders can be viewed on smart phones or tablets via intelligent mobile applications and facilities. This allows for remote viewing no matter where you are. Have peace of mind even while you’re at work or away on holiday.

2. Have quality image & video evidence of any crimes that occur near your proerty

This is linked in with point 1. CCTV systems obtain evidential quality images and recordings of suspects that may be involved in any criminal activity within the area being monitored. Just in case something does happen, CCTV recordings serve as irrefutable evidence in any investigation; helping identify, find, and bring criminals to justice.

If you live in a friendly neighbourhood, this will definitely help not just yourself but your neighbours feel more safe too. and could help give them evidence if its their property that was targeted by intruders rather than your own.

Or on the other hand if the neighbourhood is not so friendly, it will make your neighbours think twice before they do anything stupid to you or your property. Some cameras like this 4K 8MP Prolux Camera will record Audio as well as video so if there is any verbal abuse, you will have recorded evidence of that too.

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3. It's one of the strongest deterrents of crime

A CCTV system has been proven time and time again that it will help prevent crimes and discourage any intruder from bothering you at home. Just seeing a mounted camera or alarm system will make most an intruder decide to try their luck elsewhere.

CCTV can be set up at various blind spots around your home that you can’t see from your windows so that if you hear an unusual noise or would like some extra peace of mind, you can check the perimeter of your property without having to leave your home. Not only is this more safe, it is also less stressful. Another good use of CCTV is to use as a peephole for homes that are without them – if you receive a visitor late at night and are unsure who it could be, you can identify the visitor without having to answer the door. This is particularly useful for vulnerable individuals such as the elderly.

4. Massive pay off for low cost & maintenance

Having a CCTV System in place requires almost no maintenance. So once its purchased and installed, it will keep protecting the property without a user having to interact with the system.

More importantly, a well-built and functional system can provide families with an increased sense of security and peace of mind. Installing a CCTV camera is a low-cost investment in keeping an eye on your children, pets, and properties.

5. Insurance deduction

While financial gain probably isn’t your number one motivator for installing a security system, it is certainly an added bonus that can make CCTV seem more appealing! When evaluating your insurance policy, the security of your property plays a huge impact on the amount of money you will pay, so by taking steps to make your property more secure and reduce the likelihood of your property being damaged or vandalised, you are in turn reducing the likelihood of you making a claim. This means that your insurance will be able to reduce your policy costs.

Conclusion

We hope in this article we were able to show you the many benefits of CCTV camera and systems when installed correctly and used responsibly. They offer many advantages for a home or business owner. However, like with any security tool and technology, it is important to identify the correct type of equipment that will fulfil the precise requirements. Feel free to call us and one of our friendly salespeople will help find the perfect system for you or for your job. Need help installing? We can pass your information on to our CCTV installers who work closely with us to install high quality and technologically advanced CCTV to customers across the UK. We tailor our service to match each individual client’s budget, property and concerns to ensure the highest levels of security for both domestic and commercial settings.

Till later,
~ Ali Azizi
HDSecure Team

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As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge and thank all of those who have helped shape our business through 2020.

We hope you have Happy Holidays & we wish you the best as you embark into the New Year. Heres hoping 2021 has a better outcome than 2020 for all of you!

Best of wishes,
~The HDSecure Team

We are well into the midst of winter now, most of us have come to accept arriving home after the suns set. This isn’t great news for you as its prime time for criminally thinking opportunistic individuals who will take advantage of the blanket of darkness to cover their tracks.

Winter already brings along with it plenty of expenses, especially all the Christmas gift purchases. For some unfortunate people though winter will be made even more difficult as they fall victim to criminals during winter.

So here are some common winter crimes you might not have considered to help better protect yourself, your loved ones and your property.

Sneak in burglaries

The big one most people fall victim to are stealthy burglaries, making up the largest portion of crimes committed during winter. While we’re still out getting to our daily business, criminals will use the time between when the suns set and when we’re still out as an opportunity to commit a burglary.

These would be burglars aren’t dissuaded when we get home too. Sneak-in-burglaries are when criminals sneak into unsuspecting people’s homes via unlocked windows & doors. The darkness helps mask their entry into such premises.

There are multiple things you can do to help protect yourself from such burglaries aside from the more obvious locking of windows & doors, turning lights on in multiple rooms, and keeping curtains closed to protect thieves from looking in at what valuables you have.

CCTV

CCTV causes most thieves to take a hard pass on your property. There are affordable options for those which want one to help dissuade any potential burglars starting from only £20 a camera. Check out our shop here to find something you’ll like.

If you want a more powerful system which will do more than just catch thieves; such as any potential damage to your cars on curbs or to catch number plates, we recommend this 8MP Turret Camera by Prolux. With a built-in microphone you’ll be catching more than just video too!

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PXC-622F8-WLA 8MP Prolux CCTV Camera boasting:
built-in Mic, 30m IR night vision, IP67 Water protection

Want a more proactively defensive CCTV system? Getting a camera with built-in LED lights might be something to consider. Check out this Prolux Bullet Camera offering sharp 4K video with LED lights to provide coloured video 24/7. And by lighting up the area, criminals will want to stay far out of that spotlight.

Want more than just a light? Check out this Turret Camera by Hikvision’s ColorVu range which comes with warm White LED lights, a built-in Siren, Blue & red Strobe lights, and a speaker to alert people to potential trespassers.

Check out the 2MP PIRXOF ColorVi PIR Siren Turret Camera by Hikvision
in our store by clicking here

Alarm systems

For the worst case scenario, a powerful alarm system will make any would be burglar scurry away before they can snoop into your property. The Ajax alarms protect your property with the latest technology in alarm systems. As a wireless system, installation is hassle free and means robbers can’t cut any wires to knock your system down. Boasting multi layer encryption, knocking down devices isn’t an option for burglars either.

Ajax is smart, reliable, and lightning fast. It reacts to real dangers only, not to false alarms. If anything happens, Ajax will notify you in a heartbeat and help prevent massive troubles.

Floodlights

Floodlights around the front and back of your house will help dissuade criminals as they don’t have darkness to help mask their illegal activity.

Fake Door-to-Door callers

As heating and boiler issues become more common in the winter, its not uncommon to see more “handymen” about stopping at houses and checking in on people. During this period is when we see a rise in bogus callers disguised as a handyman to wants to help out. Always refuse entry no matter what’s going on or whatever the weather unless you called for them yourself.

Night attacks

As with burglars, sexual predators and thieves are more out and about using the guise of night to cover their actions.

To protect yourself from this, try and stick to well lit paths were possible, walk with a friend if you can, and for any long journeys we recommend taking public transport or a taxi.

Owner of an Ajax system for your house? Protect yourself wherever you go by carrying a Wireless panic button that will alert friends & family when you are in danger.

Anti-social behaviour

Long nights bring along rise in anti-social crime. The cover of night allows for mischief in the community. We recommend keeping clear from large groups of people if alone and dealing with any unruly behaviour by calling the police on 101 or 999 for emergencies. Use of CCTV & external lighting will keep most anti-social behaviour at bay as they’re strong deterrents for anyone up to causing mischief.
Cameras with built-in microphones and LEDs are perfect as they will record verbal abuse as well as let people know they’re on camera and to not try anything stupid.

The Prolux ColourView HD-TVI Camera is perfect for protecting yourself against things like this. Check it out here!

Shed/Garage break in’s

Sheds/garages and any other building separate from the main house is a prime target for opportunistic burglars after nightfall as it tends to be further away from people and viewing eyes. As they think they’re more vulnerable targets, you best believe they will try and target them.

Like sneak in burglaries, we recommend the same type of defence for this situation too.

Keep the area well lit (Floodlights would be great here), Have the area marked as being recorded by CCTV, and have CCTV pointed at any windows & doors where they’ll try to sneak in. Be sure to fix any damage to the shed due to weather as potential thieves will use any weak point to try and access your belongings.

We hope this blog post helps inform you and your friends & family about the increased dangers during lock down and what you can do to keep yourselves safe.
Feel free to contact us for any further information.
~The HDSecure Team