Why do we need home CCTV security cameras?

When considering whether to install CCTV cameras around your property, you should also look at other ways in which you can improve security, such as outdoor security lighting, burglar alarms and window locks etc..

A high quality CCTV security system is an effective tool when it comes to protecting what’s yours and works well alongside other security measures that you’ve already put in place to help protect you, your loved ones and your property.

A professionally installed CCTV system can help to discourage anti-social behaviour and reduce crime – who wants to be caught out by by cameras?

CCTV cameras are a strong deterrent in the fight against crime and give you peace of mind whilst you are at home and thanks to modern technology, whilst you’re away from home too.

The purpose of a high quality CCTV system is to monitor your property to prevent criminal activity. CCTV security cameras are helpful in monitoring vulnerable places around your home.

If suspicious activity occurs around your property, the cameras will pick up the images and your DVR will record the details and if required, could be used as evidence in the event of an arrest.

With the rise in popularity as a home security solution, CCTV systems are now extremely affordable and can be tailored to suit your specific needs.

Positioned in strategic areas around your property, your home, loved ones and possessions will be protected and made to feel more secure, knowing you can keep an eye on what’s happening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Any way in which we can help to deter criminals is a positive and the mere sight of CCTV cameras are enough to make a burglar think twice.

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How effective are dummy CCTV cameras?

The experts guide on dummy cameras and whether they actually work

Installing CCTV security cameras at your home or business premises is one of the most effective ways of deterring criminals and protecting what’s yours.

There’s now a wide range of smart, modern CCTV systems on the market – one that can be tailor-made to suit your specific requirements and budget.

However, many people turn to dummy cameras as a cheap way of protecting their property, hoping that the sight of any camera will be sufficient enough to scare off intruders.

But what about dummy cameras? Are they really as effective as the real thing in helping to deter criminals? Let’s find out..

What is a dummy camera?

A dummy camera looks exactly like the real thing but they are fake. They are available in a choice of shapes and sizes to fit best with the requirements you have. Some of the more advanced dummy cameras even come with real CCTV camera features, such as zoom, pan and tilt but they are still fake – they do not have the ability to videotape or record anything.

Dummy cameras are cheap but they are cheap for a reason, they don’t work like the real thing – they are fake cameras and do nothing to protect your property in the event of a break-in, other criminal incident.

To Conclude

Dummy cameras at best, may help to deter criminal activity at your home or business premises but they haven’t got the ability to prove anything. They can also create a false sense of security and then there’s legal issues to consider too.

A number of home and business owners have been sued over the use of dummy cameras on their premises – if they hadn’t put the dummy cameras up in the first place, they wouldn’t have been in the position of having to defend themselves.

As for whether you can tell the difference between dummy and real CCTV cameras, most professional criminals can, which makes the fake option a pointless exercise in security prevention.

Many would argue that fake security is better than no security but when you take into consideration all of the above, dummy cameras are not the way to address your security issues – only real CCTV cameras can do the job of protecting and securing your property. Installing a dummy camera because it’s a cheaper option than the real thing is a waste of money – money better spent on a fully working CCTV security system.

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