Burglars typically do not want to be seen or captured by anything that could possibly ID them. CCTV can be a valuable tool, by installing cameras onto your property allows you to capture anyone who comes onto your property. However, It may not completely stop criminal intentions.
1. Don't Provide Burglars with Hiding Spots
Protection of your property begins from the outside. You’d think that it would be best to make a property less visible from the street, and to keep it hidden from prying eyes behind overgrown bushes, trees, high fences or walls. In reality, all that this serves to do is make it easier for a burglar to get close to a home unnoticed, and provide somewhere to hide while carrying out criminal intentions on the property.
2. Connect to your Smartphone
CCTV linked to a smartphone will alert you to someone crossing your boundary. Meaning you can be remotely view the surveillance of your property from a smartphone.
Make sure your CCTV installer positions the cameras where they are best able to get good ground coverage and obtain good quality facial images. Could you recognise or identify someone from the footage?
4. Law Compliance
There is legislation for home CCTV use, so always seek advice from an accredited installer first to ensure your system complies with the law. In addition, make sure you place signage up warning that CCTV is in use.