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.

CCTV security systems we offer:

  • IP

  • Analogue
  • HD

  • Fully functional PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) cameras
  • Vandal-resistant dome cameras
  • ‘Covert’ cameras

With the right CCTV security system, you ensure the safety and security of not only your premises and assets but your family or employees too. Additionally, our CCTV solutions work on a preventative basis that stops offenders from attempting to trespass.

Depending on what CCTV system you choose, you can view live CCTV images and recordings via a smartphone or PC wherever you are in the world, as long as you are connected to the internet. This means you can ensure your home or business is protected even when you’re not home, thanks to our bespoke CCTV security systems. We can give you everything you need from a CCTV installer in Essex.

Why choose Bellmont Security for CCTV systems?

Whether it is an internal or external security camera, our CCTV solutions have all the features you can expect from a home or business CCTV system:

  • Access to the CCTV systems from a phone, PC or TV
  • Day and night cameras
  • Motion detection
  • High definition picture quality

Bellmont Security Systems provide robust and intuitive CCTV security systems across Essex to protect your most treasured belongings. All our CCTV systems are fully compliant with all relevant regulations including GDPR. We are also a registered and accredited member of the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) for CCTV installations. This means we undergo regular compliance audits – a certificate of conformity is issued on every audit for your peace of mind.

Our dedicated team of CCTV installers in Essex are available to serve you 24/7. This can rest assured that an operative will be on hand to help resolve any issues that may arise, whenever they occur.

In addition to CCTV installations, we offer upgrades and maintenance to keep your CCTV system up-to-date and working optimally throughout the year. Our team can also identify weak spots where your premises is likely to be more vulnerable and protect those areas with our bespoke CCTV systems.

Looking for a reliable CCTV security system in Essex installed by an accredited professional? Why not contact us for a quote or to book your installation today? We lead the way when it comes to CCTV suppliers in Essex.

We also specialise in full-service security systems for commercial properties.


CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) uses a video camera to transmit live images – and sometimes audio – to a monitor or video recording device. The ‘Closed Circuit’ part of the name means that it is not broadcasted publicly and remains private. Once the camera and monitor are set up, you will be able to view live images through multiple devices, including mobile smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.

Residential or home CCTV cameras should ideally be placed covering your front and back doors and any off-street windows. 34% of the homes broken into in 2018 were via the front door, whilst 22% of intruders used the back door. Ideally, the camera should be placed at second-floor height to protect it from being damaged by criminals. If you live in a bungalow, a protected mesh cage can be placed around the camera.

CCTV is undoubtedly an effective deterrent for theft. It has proven to be more successful when used alongside other deterrents such as alarms, additional lighting and upgraded fencing. Homes which use CCTV are 300% less likely to be broken into compared to those without.


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