There has been a significant increase in the number of home and business owners that have decided to install Closed Circuit Television systems, or CCTVs, on their properties. Video surveillance systems have become a common sight in most communities, for both residential and commercial areas. They provide additional security and may help identify suspects involved in crimes. CCTV recorded footages may be used as evidence in legal proceedings.
Some advantages of having CCTVs installed around a neighbourhood involve the ability to search for and track lawbreakers who may be present within, or entering the community. These surveillance systems are particularly helpful in decreasing the number of robberies and breaking and entering among properties. Not only do they serve as a visual deterrent to criminals, but as a symbol of added security that make people feel safer in their local communities.
CCTVs are also helpful for store owners as the use of video surveillance helps them catch petty thieves, pickpockets, and persons who vandalise their properties. But all in all, CCTVs help prevent crime by simply being there. Offenders shy away from places where there are cameras out of fear of getting caught. According to recent research conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology, or AIC, CCTVs work best at parking lots.
Video surveillance systems aid in the detection, deterrence, and documenting of any and all sorts of activity that goes on in and around properties. The price range of installing multiple cameras revolves around $500-$700. They can be installed indoors or outdoors and may be remotely viewed and accessed through computers and mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Privacy concerns involving the use of CCTVs in residential and public areas are minimal as most people feel comfortable having cameras set up in the community as long as they are being properly monitored. All things considered, CCTVs provide many benefits to home and business owners who are looking to make their properties and its surrounds safer and more secure.