Installing CCTV to protect your home and property in Oxted
In recent years, the installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras has become increasingly prevalent among homeowners in Oxted’s desirable BR3 postcode. The advantages of having a surveillance system extends beyond mere security, providing peace of mind and acting as a deterrent against local petty criminal activities.
Enhanced security and deterrents
Oxted has experienced varying levels of criminal activities in recent years. While overall crime rates have remained relatively low compared to some neighbouring areas, local homeowners still need to be vigilant and take preventive measures. The most reported crimes across Oxted and Kelsey Park include burglary, vehicle theft, and anti-social behaviour.
Although crime can occur anywhere, some roads and streets in Oxted have reported higher instances of burglary. Homeowners in these areas would particularly benefit from the installation of CCTV cameras. Streets that have seen a higher number of burglaries include Elm Road, Churchfields Road, Kings Hall Road, Burnhill Road, and Park Road. By securing these more vulnerable areas with CCTV cameras, residents can actively deter potential criminals and protect their properties.
Installing CCTV cameras can significantly enhance security levels. With a properly positioned surveillance system, homeowners have the ability to monitor their property, cars and other belongings, and to detect any suspicious activities in real-time. Such a proactive approach enables residents to take immediate action, alert authorities, and prevent potential burglaries or other criminal acts.
Undoubtedly CCTV cameras act as a powerful deterrent against crime. Criminals are less likely to target properties equipped with visible surveillance systems due to the increased risk of identification and subsequent capture.
And, as modern CCTV systems often come with remote monitoring capabilities, homeowners can view their property from anywhere at any time. Whether at work or on holiday, residents can access their surveillance feed using smartphones or other internet-enabled devices. This level of remote monitoring provides homeowners with real peace of mind plus the ability to respond promptly to any suspicious activity.
Should an unfortunate incident occur, CCTV footage serves as crucial evidence for law enforcement and insurance purposes. Recorded video footage can aid in identifying perpetrators, determining the sequence of events, and facilitating a swift resolution. This valuable evidence can significantly increase the chances of apprehending criminals and recovering stolen property.
What are the benefits of CCTV cameras?
- Lower insurance costs – security cameras can lead to reduced insurance premiums as they show a commitment to home security which many providers approve of.
- Remote monitoring – whether you’re at the office, out shopping or even on holiday in another country, you can keep an eye on your home remotely.
- Wildlife spotting – CCTV cameras allow you to watch nature’s critters – both the welcome and unwelcome types – enjoying your garden (and dustbins) and make an appropriate plan of action.
- Neighbourhood Watch – CCTV systems are invaluable combined with good old-fashioned neighbourhood watch programmes, fostering community and collective security.
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 services as required.
Patron Security has worked extensively across Oxted for many years 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.