More and more people are using CCTV systems at their homes and businesses. This is happening on a wide scale in the United States, and has already been happening on a wide scale in the United Kingdom, where it is estimated that there are more cameras per person than anywhere else in the world.
Many security experts agree that cameras are an effective means of solving (and even deterring) crimes, which makes them especially popular for business owners. But what, aside from the obvious monitoring abilities, makes these systems so popular and beneficial?
Here is a brief overview of a few of the biggest benefits of using CCTV systems in Phoenix.
Deter potential criminal activity in your area
CCTV cameras don’t just monitor the activity on your premises. When the cameras are visible, they can also act as deterrents to potential criminal activity. A would-be intruder who sees a camera mounted over a door, near a window or anywhere on your premises might decide it’s not worth the risk to break in, and will move along. When you have the ability to prevent intrusion altogether, that’s definitely a worthwhile investment.
One study found the use of CCTV in parking lots resulted in a 51 percent decrease in crime. The same study found a 23 percent reduction in crime in public transportation settings and a seven percent decrease in crime in public settings. Even that seven percent figure marks a significant improvement in safety.
Greater peace of mind
A camera system simply gives you much more peace of mind as a property owner, especially if you own a building in an area where crime is a frequent problem. If you get nervous, you’ll be able to remotely check the camera feed from any device with internet access. All it takes is a quick click of a button or swipe of a finger. This means you’ll always have property security right within reach.
Your system will act as a safety blanket, taking your mind off potential intrusions and ultimately giving you backup evidence if a worst-case scenario arises and a crime happens on your property.
Better insurance rates
Because CCTV systems help deter criminal activity on your property, they can also give you lower homeowner’s insurance rates. Safety and security are two crucial issues that factor into the rates you pay on your premiums. The lower your property’s risk of being a potential target or liability for criminal activity, the less it will cost to insure that property.
CCTV will also provide you with some valuable evidence if you do need to make a claim on your homeowner’s insurance policy. The more evidence you have to back up your claim, the more likely it is you will succeed in that claim, and CCTV provides that extra support.
These are just a few of the biggest benefits associated with the use of CCTV systems in Phoenix. For more information or to arrange a consultation, contact our team of security experts at Southwest System Monitoring, Inc. today.
Categorised in: CCTV Systems
This post was written by Writer