Feeling safe in our own home is a right, not a luxury - and by investing in cheap CCTV cameras, you will go some way to ensuring your security.
For many people, their homes are completely empty during the day with the family either at work or school, which unfortunately leaves your house - and all of the possessions inside - at the mercy of opportunistic thieves.
The Office for National Statistics' record shows a total of 392,341 burglaries were reported between 2014 and 2015 in the UK. During the same period, the Home Office's figure shows that just 54,466 arrests were made - averaging out at only 14 arrests made for every 100 burglaries.
Deterrents at the Ready
The statistics suggest that if a burglar does break into your house, they are far more likely to escape without consequences, leaving you to pick up the pieces. Security measures such as security cameras act as a visual deterrent to burglars.
Cheap CCTV Cameras installed at the front of the house, or any spot that passers-by will notice will help wade off any potential threats. Thieves are less likely to target houses with visual security measures in place as this presents another element of risk.
Long Stays Away
When you are away for an extended period - whether for work or family holidays - is when your house is most vulnerable to burglary. Opportunistic thieves notice a bare driveway for days on end and are more likely to take advantage of this situation.
By using cheap CCTV cameras as a deterrent, you can check in on your home and surrounding area when you are away. If you notice suspicious activity, you can call on either a friend, relative or neighbour to keep an eye out.
In the unfortunate case that your home has been burgled, CCTV cameras will make it easier to identify the guilty party, thus making an arrest more likely and hopefully reuniting you with your stolen possessions.
Use Security Cameras with Outdoor Lighting
Using security cameras alongside outdoor lighting solutions, such as traditional wall lights, further sure up your home security. While CCTV cameras act as a visual deterrent and help to identify a criminal in the case of a crime, security lights will also make a thief think twice.
By lighting up your house, and surrounding area, the burglar cannot operate under the cloak of nightfall, further increasing the risk of causing suspicion and being caught.
For more information on how installing CCTV cameras can improve your home security, please give our team a call on 0121 236 6999.