In recent days, privacy issues have always been looming on the horizon and have made CCTV cameras a controversial topic. But controversial as it may be, CCTV cameras have become a necessary requirement in every home and business either big or small.
As one of the most cost-effective security systems and the easiest systems to set up, CCTV is used by almost every business to protect their property, and subsequently, they’re becoming a more frequent occurrence in homes too. The following are highlighted reasons why you need CCTV in your home.
1. Curb internal and external theft
Every house owner understands that they have to protect themselves and their properties from unnecessary damage from both inside and outside factors; inside being in-house theft and external ranging from burglary, thieves, or irritant neighbors.
Therefore, CCTV surveillance eliminates the blind spot, in any of such cases as identified above, and watches over family members, and as result, stamps out theft or property damage before it ever happens.
2. Private and sensitive area surveillance
Every house has areas that have special or sensitive information that you don’t want everyone accessing; for homes with a vault, for the chef, it is their recipe locker. The installation of CCTV cameras in such location discourages anyone from entering these locations and protects your secret.
3. Crime Prevention
CCTV cameras function as the perfect deterrents against criminals, as buglers are less likely to break into a place where they might get caught on camera. This is an important factor for homes and small business, which is seen as the easiest targets by such bandits looking for opportunity. Security services in such cases take extra care and try to cover black and venerable spots to give 100% twenty-four hours security.
4. Evidence Collection
Even though CCTV camera deters most criminals, but some still take the chance and end up being caught on camera. So, CCTV footage serves as a great tool for evidence gathering and lead extraction. The recorded tapes serve as solid evidence and help in solving crimes by giving insight into the criminals’ technique.
5. Reduce Sexual Harrasment
Sexual harassment is a very real threat in the home where we have numerous family members and its prohibition by the law does little to prevent it. CCTV cameras will function as the ‘eye in the sky’ and nip would-be offenders before sprouting. It also gives female members a sense of security and safety.
6. Remote Monitoring
A CCTV camera can also be an ultimate monitor. You can watch your children from any room and know all their activities even when you’re away. When you’re at work, you can find out when the children are back home from school.
It is also a way to check on your housekeeper and landscapers when you are away. You can make sure they are acting properly and doing the work they are hired to perform.