Security is an issue of national interest but also of personal interest. We are naturally inclined to protect our lives and properties. Nobody wants to be robbed of their possession and nobody wants their privacy invaded.
An emerging technology known as Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is now an essential in the home. Gone are the days of when we relied on human power alone. The days of security men and gate keepers. Technology does it efficiently.
The use of CCTV has helped in several ways such as;
i. They act as a sort of warning for criminals. When crimes are premeditated, the sight of a surveillance camera can disrupt their plans and expose them. Especially when the camera is positioned in a visible location. Most times, it even stop people while they are at the act of stealing. The fear of what has the camera seen.
ii. The CCTV is very useful for thorough vigilance especially on blind spots. You can monitor several areas of your home without physically being there. This innovation is a less stressful way to ensure the security if your home.
iii. CCTV can give you visuals of who might be at your gate. For instance when we have unwanted visitors, with the help of your CCTV, you can ignore the doorbell because you know who is there already.
iv. As a security gadget, the CCTV records are effective as evidence especially for criminal cases. It helps identify offenders and victims. In a case of a robbery in a house with CCTV, the footage will aid the police investigation and final apprehension of the criminals.
v. Unlike the personnels assigned to the security of the household that require monthly payment, a CCTV is less expensive and requires little maintenance. Once installed, the gadgets functions perfectly and for a substantial period of time. If you were to choose, what would be your top choice?
If you’ve read the following benefits above and you are not convinced on why you need a CCTV camera in your home, then I’ll tell you why.
Do you ever wonder what happens in your home when you are out working? Do you have a toddler and a live in nanny and you are curious as to what their activities are during your absence? Then CCTV camera is the answer. Not only would you be able to monitor your child, you’ll also monitor the activities of your staff. It’s a way to check on their excesses. Though an argument against this is privacy invasion. Story for another day. This shouldn’t deter you.
Another reason is that when you have a camera installed, there is a sense of relief that comes with.
Before making the decision to install a CCTV camera, it is important to consider the following;
i. Decide where you want the gadget placed. Make sure to have a good view on blind spots and choose suitable cameras for outdoor and indoor recording.
ii. After the getting a suitable location for your camera, another thing to consider is the area which the camera will cover. It is important to have a wide coverage.
iii. Be specific on the type of cameras. A 360 degree angle covering camera is not a bad idea.Get the best to get quality visuals. Aside installing conspicuous cameras, make sure to also install cameras that are not easily detected. They could be in form of a light bulb or a switch.
iv. Lastly, make sure to understand a the technicalities can comes with owing a CCTV camera. The storage, hardware and maintenance process.
It’s no doubt that this innovation has improved the over all security of our homes. It gives the user access to their home view remotely and at any time. A CCTV camera is a worthwhile technology and with time, I presume more advancement would be made to enable it serve its purpose better