When it comes to installing a CCTV security system at home, you need to make the right choice. 

We have seen so many times on the News that use of CCTV at home can be very helpful. It provides evidence of any break ins which is useful for insurance claims and court prosecutions. However, there are a few things that must be considered before you decide to install your new CCTV security system, read below to find out more.

 Will a CCTV security system stop or prevent a crime?

As of recent years, the police have been very keen to encourage use of home CCTV security systems . Early in 2015, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who was head of London’s Metropolitan Police at the time, said ‘more homeowners should install CCTV cameras outside their houses’. He continued that ‘homeowners and businesses could help the police significantly to solve crimes, and encouraged people to install them at eye-level so facial recognition could be used to identify criminals.’ and we here at Northwest Security could not agree more!

Although, one thing our installation team have come to know is that to effectively use your CCTV security system certain decisions must be made. The quality of the cameras must be taken into account alongside the location of them; It isn’t any good placing your cameras 10 feet away from your car if the distance range of them is only 5 feet. Having high quality CCTV cameras at home and installed in the correct locations can increase the chances of identify criminals dramatically, so it is also best keep the view clear of any foliage, hanging baskets and other possible obstructions.

Having a CCTV security system will increase your chance of deteriorating any criminals who wish to do harm, but it is not a 100% guarantee that a crime will not happen, despite having the CCTV security system; Your system will however, capture all the evidence needed to catch and prosecute.