The Rise of Residential CCTV
Once the luxury of those with sprawling mansions and burgeoning bank accounts, CCTV security is now an increasingly popular security measure in homes up and down the country. The advancements in technology means there is a range of surveillance options available to homeowners for an affordable price.
CCTV cameras act as a strong deterrent for any potential burglars or intruders, the very presence of them being enough to put off a lot of criminals from trying to enter your home. Over the Christmas period, where many households will be filled with valuable presents, burglaries are particularly common and as such an extra level of security can be a very important.
In 2011, there were 1.85 million CCTV cameras keeping watch over streets and property in the UK. That equates to one camera for every 32 people, and many of these cameras are owned and run by private companies. However, more and more people are now viewing CCTV as the perfect security measure for their home, but there are a number of legal factors that need to be taken into account in order to make sure you are in keeping with all relevant legislation.
The fact that many of these cameras are owned by private companies show that they are being used as a form of property protection in the majority, rather than for surveillance by police. Although there are still many cameras used to keep an eye on the streets to enable police to respond quickly, CCTV is clearly very popular as an extra form of security and the number of cameras will continue to grow.
In terms of how the technology will move forward in the coming years, there are a number of advancements that previously would be the stuff of sci-fi films. Rumoured developments of cameras that can alert authorities to potential criminal activity using a library of data, including information on past and present crime rates in a particular area and even real time data from police patrols. When technology provides us with upgrades like this, existing technology will often become more freely available to the general public at a better price, which means that many homeowners who perhaps could not afford CCTV before can now seriously consider it as a security option.
Here at Strand Systems, we understand that security in your home or business property is of utmost importance, which is why our CCTV services are tailored to meet your exact needs. Designed to offer the best possible security without compromising on quality, our surveillance systems can be installed by our expert team on any property in an efficient, professional manner. For more information, get in touch with us today.