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Security Solutions with CCTV Cameras for A Safe and Secure Home or Business

It is no secret that this country is experiencing an increasing need for high-tech security solutions – both in residential areas and at business premises. In the past, CCTV cameras were enough of a deterrent for most opportunistic criminals, but with the criminal element becoming increasingly brazen and difficult to keep out, more comprehensive security solutions are now needed.

CCTV cameras can be used very effectively for many different purposes, and not all of them are security-related. For instance, they can be used for quality control during manufacturing processes, for screening products that may be hazardous to humans, or even just to check on activity in a particular part of the business. They are, however, used overwhelmingly for security in this country, and often combined with other means of security to provide a high-quality and functional security solution.

Whether you are looking for a security system for your home or business premises, it is now essential that CCTV cameras form part of the system. It is also crucial that these cameras are of high quality, and that they are installed correctly. Too often, people try to install their own cameras, and this results in blind spots or cameras pointed incorrectly. A badly installed camera can also be blinded by the sun, have its view blocked by trees or an awning, or sit in a position where it can easily be vandalised. It is therefore important that professionals are employed to install the CCTV cameras, especially if they form part of a larger security system.

Other components can be added to CCTV cameras to automate the system and make it more effective, for instance:

  • Alarms linked to motion sensors can be linked to the CCTV cameras to sound when movement is detected in unauthorised areas.
  • Remote functionality is becoming more common. This means that you will be able to monitor your premises with the use of your smart phone or computer, regardless of where you are.
  • Silent alerts linked to your CCTV cameras can alert your security company about any intruders and they can react straightaway.

Storage of footage is now safer than ever. With the advent of cloud storage, it is no longer possible for footage to be scrubbed or erased willy-nilly, and because no physical tapes are required, they cannot go missing, or get stolen or get damaged in fires or floods. This means that you will always have access to the CCTV camera footage you recorded.

CCTV technology has improved vastly over the last decade, and it is now possible to install systems that can function well in low light or has night vision. It is even possible to find cameras that can angle the lens so that it does not get affected by reflections or direct light sources.

Traditionally, CCTV footage could not be admitted as evidence in court but, with all the new technology on the market, the footage is a lot clearer and most CCTV footage is now admissible in court to provide a record of crimes committed, unauthorised access, or even just the presence of someone in a particular place.

If you are currently looking for a great security system that includes CCTV cameras, give our team at Tandem Security Systems a call!

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