CCTV or closed-circuit television is a system which is used by increasing numbers of people for the security of their homes, their offices or their premises. With a CCTV system, cameras are placed at various locations in and around the building you want to protect and the images produced from the cameras can be viewed on monitors.
There are always opportunists who will take advantage of an unsecured home or office and in a busy city such as London, security is of the essence to protect not only our expensive properties and possessions but to protect the sensitive nature of our businesses too.
CCTV systems of old had to be hardwired but systems now have become so much more sophisticated and the newer systems come with a wireless option. There are benefits to a non-wired system in that they cannot be disabled in the same way by a determined burglar. Wires can be located and unplugged or disabled, however, the cost of both systems are different and the cheaper of the two options would be to have the wired system. The cost, of course, has to be weighed against the peace of mind that a secure system of CCTV would provide. After all, there would be nothing worse than having not only the mess to clear up after an intruder but the cost of what has been taken or compromised could be very real.
CCTV is a very versatile solution to security as the cameras can be placed in a wide range of locations including around perimeter fencing. Advertising that you have the cameras in operation can in itself provide a huge deterrent for the burglar or intruder.
Image quality from the new systems tends to be excellent with faces and detail very recognisable. If given the choice of resolution, it is always advisable to go with the very best of what you can afford. Grainy images make identification very difficult and if you have to use any of the evidence obtained on your camera in court, quality is of the essence as courts will not convict if there is any doubt as to who could be on the image.
A quality and experienced installer in London will be able to make a visit to assess your security needs and it may be that CCTV forms a part of another type of need as well. Systems can work together to form an entire layer of protection around your premises and an experienced installer will consider all of your needs along with the budget that you have available. Systems are versatile and can be added to at a later stage should your needs change in the future.
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It has to be remembered that your security system will be there to serve you for a great number of years and hopefully prevent intrusion and protect you, your family or your colleagues and premises from the distress that an unwanted intrusion could cause.