How Can CCTV Prevent Crime?
According to a Which’s survey conducted in 2019, of the 1,330 participants, only 16% had CCTV installed either inside or outside their home. However, having CCTV has been proven to deter criminals, which makes you wonder, why do more people not have it? It could be because people don’t think it helps prevent criminals, or maybe they think it’s too expensive or too complicated to install. Despite these doubts, this article should help you to see why it’s important to have CCTV because it does prevent crime.
Why CCTV Works?
Since the 1980s, there have been regular studies that have taken place highlighting how effective CCTV really is. It has been found that having CCTV installed does, in fact, reduce pre-planned crime. Since violent crimes are usually an act of impulse the person committing the act doesn’t usually care about CCTV cameras. On the other hand, planned out crimes like car theft and burglary are much more likely to be stopped if there is CCTV.
According to a panel of former burglars, they have said that they prefer to break into your home during the day while no one is home rather than at night because of the added risk of being caught. This is why CCTV works so well, these criminals don’t want to be seen and they know that if they do break into these houses, it will just cause more complications since the owners have proof of their identity. These former burglars have said that a barking dog and CCTV are the best deterrents to stop intruders from coming in your home and they would avoid houses that attract attention. Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be broken into, this could be anything from CCTV to better window locks or even outdoor lighting.
Installing and Purchasing CCTV
The key reason that burglars are deterred from entering a house with CCTV is that they are aware it’s there, so if you are worried about price then there is always an alternative and getting a fake CCTV camera online for £5-£10.
At Asseagai, we recommend installing real CCTV cameras, just in case a fake doesn’t do the job. When looking for the best option for you to consider getting one that records high-quality footage in both the day and night. Prices for a good CCTV camera can range depending on where you purchase it from and whether you require installation.
Installing a CCTV camera yourself can be a little tricky, especially when running the wires but it is definitely not impossible and there are plenty of tutorials online showing you how to do it. However, to get it done quickly and correctly sometimes it is easier to call in a professional to help you out.
Get in Touch For Your CCTV Installation
Whether you’ve decided what kind of CCTV you’d like or you’re in need of some expert advice around securing your home or business, contact our team on 01908 596 519. We specialise in supplying and installing a range of security systems, including CCTV.