Installing CCTV to protect your home and property in Orpington
Safeguarding our homes and ensuring the safety of our loved ones is a priority for most of us. Many homeowners in Orpington are increasingly using CCTV (closed circuit television) to help deter burglars and local chancers, with the cameras acting as a powerful deterrent against criminal activities.
Enhanced security and deterrents
While Orpington is generally considered a safe area, according to recent reports, the crime rate has seen a slight increase over the past year. Although the numbers remain relatively low compared to other areas, taking proactive measures like installing CCTV cameras can help homeowners to mitigate the risk further.
While crime can occur anywhere, certain areas unfortunately have a higher incidence of burglaries. Local streets which have experienced higher burglary rates in the past few years include the High Street, Station Road, Chislehurst Road, and Crofton Road. By installing CCTV cameras in these areas, the shopkeepers and homeowners are helping to protect their properties and contributing to reducing criminal activities.
The primary advantage of installing CCTV cameras is the enhanced security they provide. Placing cameras strategically around your property creates a strong visual deterrent with criminals far less likely to target homes equipped with visible security measures like CCTV, as they increase the risk of getting caught in the act.
The mere presence of surveillance cameras can significantly reduce the chances of a break-in, making them an excellent investment for many concerned Orpington residents.
CCTV systems play a crucial role in gathering valuable evidence in the event of a crime. High-quality clear footage can be used to identify perpetrators and aid the police, and the courts, in their investigations and decision making. By having CCTV installed, homeowners in Orpington are contributing to making their community safer by possibly providing crucial evidence that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of criminals.
Additionally, CCTV footage can also be used by homeowners themselves to monitor suspicious activities around their property and to keep a watchful eye on the car, garage, shed, front door or garden with the infra-red cameras also providing remarkably clear images at nighttime.
What are the benefits of CCTV cameras?
- Remote monitoring: Modern CCTV systems allow homeowners to monitor their property remotely, providing peace of mind even when they are away. So, whether you’re at the office, out shopping or even on holiday in another country, you can keep an eye on your home.
- Insurance premiums: Installing CCTV cameras can potentially lead to reduced insurance premiums, as they demonstrate a strong commitment to home security which many providers acknowledge.
- Neighbourhood Watch: CCTV systems can be integrated with neighbourhood watch programmes, fostering a sense of community and collective security.
- Wildlife Cam: Whether you’re a fox fan or a phobe, CCTV cameras will allow you to watch these crafty visitors, and many other critters, and see where they’re getting in and what they’re getting up to. Then it’s up to you whether you block their access or put out supper!
Partnering with professional CCTV installer Patron Security ensures that your CCTV installation is carried out by skilled and knowledgeable experts. We take great care in locating the cameras in the most effective locations that will provide maximum coverage of your property and we’ll show you how to use and care for your new equipment, with regular servicing as required. Patron Security has worked extensively across Orpington for many years now and has glowing testimonials from local families who use our security services. We are always happy to provide independent client reviews along with copies of our CEDIA accreditations and insurance-industry approved certifications.