Singapore enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the world and it would be easy to think that because of this you don’t have to worry about the security of your home or business. That would be the wrong way to think. Just because there is a low crime rate does not mean that crime does not exist. In fact, the best way to deal with crime or potential crime is the installation of a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system.
CCTV installation is a very simple process, a security professional will meet with you and discuss the needs of your home or business. During that interview you and the security professional will discuss the vulnerabilities of the building that you want protected and where the spots are that you will need coverage with the CCTV cameras.
Some cameras you will want to be visible, this is a preventative for would be intruders or mischievousness people.
If people know that they are being recorded they are less likely to do something wrong. Other cameras you may want to have concealed. This is especially true within your home or business.
Cameras are very useful tools inside a business in the prosecution of shoplifters.
Some of these people can be very conscious of the placement of your camera and will do everything possible not to be seen. By hiding a few cameras during the CCTV installation you will have the advantage over the would be shoplifter.
Why hide a CCTV camera in the home?
If you have children you may want to hide a camera or two within the home. These are sometimes known as Nanny cams. Simply, they are used to keep a watchful eye on the people you pay to babysit your children or your children themselves.
Imagine being away from home and being able to look in to make sure that your children are safe and doing things you approve of.
Knowing that your children are being properly looked after will releve a huge burden from your mind as you are out and away from the house. The technology now exists so you can access your CCTV cameras from your smart-phone or mobile device. Allowing you the freedom to travel while still being able to keep a watchful eye on your belongings.
What can you expect during a CCTV installation?
A CCTV installation is very non invasive for your business or your home. A central point is determined as to where you want the monitors for the system. Many professional installers and companies offer wireless remote cameras. This keeps burdensome wires from running all around our business or your home.
Of course, one of the most important features of any security system is the alarm itself. This loud noise maker is there as for the would be criminal. A loud alarm in concert with a professionally installed CCTV system is a proven method to make would be intruders look for another target.
Another feature of a good alarm system is the level of protection that you will recieve from other threats. Fire is a worry for everyone. In larger structures, having an alarm system with CCTV will not only alert you of the threat of a fire, by using the camera you will be able to locate the fire quickly. This may have the effect of helping you to extinguish the threat to your home or business before it get too far out of hand.
Think of the security that having an alarm system with a CCTV installed will give to your family. In case of emergency you will able to locate all of the members of your family without needing to search.
If you think about it, the reason that the crime rate is so low in Singapore is the deterrent factor. Deterring a crime before it happens is not just for the wealthy any longer. The technologies have improved while the costs have continued to fall.
Isn’t it time that you explored getting one of these systems for you home or business?
Contacting a professional CCTV installer with the thought of purchasing a system fo your protection is the wisest investment that you can make in the future of both your business and your family.