Are home CCTV systems worth it?

No one can deny the rising popularity of home CCTV Essex in recent years. Whilst it’s long been considered an essential investment for pubs, shops, car parks and other public places, it’s becoming increasingly sought-after amongst security-conscious homeowners. The question is, are home CCTV systems worth the money? Read on to find out.

5 reasons to install CCTV at home

Deter burglars

CCTV systems can be an effective deterrent for burglars. Since they prefer an easy break-in, they’re less likely to target a home that appears to be protected. Co-op Insurance surveyed several former burglars who said that CCTV cameras are most likely to deter thieves from breaking into homes, along with barking dogs and strong doors. With this in mind, you should always make sure your CCTV cameras are visible to stop your home from being a target for burglary.

Identify criminals

As well as helping to deter criminals, CCTV footage can also enable police to identify them and can even serve as evidence in criminal investigations. Whether someone has broken into your home or has carried out anti-social behaviour near it, they are much more likely to be identified, caught, and then brought to justice if they are recorded on CCTV.

Reduce insurance costs

One big benefit of installing CCTV that you might not have considered is that many home insurance companies will offer lower insurance premiums. This is because if they know that customers have a home security system installed, burglaries and home disasters are much less likely to occur. This, in the end, will save them money. Savings can be significant in some cases, with deductions of up to 20% possible depending on the security system you have installed.

Protect your home from emergencies

Whilst preventing burglaries is undoubtedly the biggest benefit of home CCTV systems, there’s another big reason to install them. CCTV can help to protect your home in the event of an emergency such as a gas leak or burst pipe. Whilst it can’t stop these disasters from happening, they can stop them from getting worse. The most advanced CCTV systems can detect flooding, fire, smoke and gas, and can send for help right away. If you want to protect your home from serious damage, CCTV is a good investment.

Peace of mind

Installing a CCTV system can provide you peace of mind that your home and family are protected. You can relax in the knowledge that even when you are away from home, criminals are unlikely to target your property when CCTV cameras are visible. CCTV can be set up around the perimeter of the building, giving you visual access to blind spots. You can view CCTV images via your smartphone from wherever you are in the world whenever you want.

To install a state-of-the-art CCTV system, get in touch with Bellmont Security today. We offer a wide range of CCTV systems at highly competitive prices. Talk to our team to discuss your options for home CCTV in Essex.