5 ways to keep your property safe with CCTV

You’re probably used to seeing CCTV cameras in public spaces like shopping centres, on public transport, and in gyms – but did you know more and more people are installing CCTV in their homes to keep their personal property and possessions safe?

Every day, customers contact us about CCTV installation in Melbourne to enhance protection of their homes.

If you, too, are thinking about installing CCTV, here are our top 5 recommendations:

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1) Add CCTV to the perimeter of your property

Outdoor security cameras are designed to monitor the perimeter of your property.

This is both a deterrent and security tool to catch unwanted intruders in real time.

Plus, if you have a system that records the feed, the surveillance footage can be used as evidence in the event of a robbery or crime.

2) Front door cameras

One of the most popular CCTV trends are front door cameras.

Some come with an intercom system so you can see who’s at the door, communicate with visitors, and unlock gates or other security barriers.

Door systems are great if you’re worried about unwanted visitors or are away often.

Whatever your reason for wanting better security, your front door is often the best place to start.

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Save on data storage by choosing a surveillance camera that is motion sensor activated. This way, it’ll only film when someone’s at your door.

3) Cameras for your cars or vehicles

Do you have an expensive car, boat, or power tools in your garage?

Driveways and garages often aren’t as secure as the main buildings, and passers by can often get a glimpse inside as you move in and out.

If you install a visible CCTV camera to the outside of your garage or driveway, this can be a great deterrent to protect your vehicles and tools.

4) Monitor all angles of your home

While the front door is a common entry point for burglars, we suggest adding cameras to all the entry points of your home, including the back door, basement doors, ground floor windows, and other potential entry points.

If the cameras are motion activated this could also send an alert to your phone in real time so you can contact the authorities if you need to.

5) Swimming pool and play areas

If you have a young family, we always suggest adding CCTV so you can keep an eye on what’s going on by the pool.

How important is CCTV?

CCTV cameras are one of the most important tools in preventing a crime in your home.

Having visible cameras around your property can help to deter criminal activity before it happens because people see they’re being recorded or watched. In short, criminals are looking for an easy in, and will likely be deterred by obstacles such as CCTV.

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How can I protect my home with cameras?

Unfortunately these days locking the door and leaving the light on isn’t enough to deter an intruder.

As residential electricians, we know that CCTV installed around your property is one of the most effective ways to protect your home. The cameras can be linked with your alarm system to work as an audible deterrent that instantly alerts you to someone trespassing.

We’re here to help you feel safe and secure. Prokop Electrical installs and services many types and sizes of security systems across Melbourne’s south east and Bayside suburbs.

If you’re not sure where to start, you’re welcome to give us a call on 0437 766 770.

How can I make my CCTV more secure?

If you’ve already installed CCTV, your system may be made up of cameras only.

To enhance your system, we can look at upgrading your existing cameras or exploring a range of add-ons, such as:

  • Additional cameras
  • Motion sensors
  • Glass break sensors
  • Alarm systems
  • Intercom systems

CCTV systems have evolved so much, so if you already have an older system it’s worth seeing how new technology could make your system more secure.

What are the things to consider when you install CCTV?

If you’re thinking about installing CCTV, we’re happy to come and visit your property. Then, we can have a chat about what you’d like from your system and give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

We offer a range of CCTV home security systems, you can choose from a standard package or talk with us about a tailor-made solution.

How big is your property?

The first thing we do is take into account the size of your property, as the bigger your home is, the more cameras you’ll likely need.

We listen to why you’d like to have CCTV at your property

Is it about keeping your kids and family safe and a watchful eye on your pet when you’re not home? Or is it about security and protecting your home from intruders? This can help us understand some of the add-ons your system may benefit from.

Cameras

It depends on the type of camera you have in mind. We recommend high quality cameras that have wide angle lenses – these can give a greater field of vision and you’d potentially use fewer cameras.

Connectivity

Wireless cameras rely on Wi-Fi and need greater connectivity. Recording and storage options are also a factor if you want a live feed or ongoing recordings.

How many cameras do you need for home security?

There isn’t a one size fits all solution: as experienced CCTV installation experts in Melbourne we know the best spots to place cameras on the outside to deter intruders, and the optimum positions for inside cameras to keep an eye on your family, kids and pets.

Every home is different so we can help you work out the best solution. For external cameras the best places are the main access points like the garage and driveway.

For internal cameras, we suggest children’s play areas, the swimming pool, and any areas that contain valuables inside your home. Keep in mind you can always add more cameras later.

Where do you put security cameras around the house?

Some of the most popular points include…

Entry points

We advise making sure a camera or several cameras cover the front and back doors, any ground floor windows. Plus, the doorbell camera is an essential and a good place to start with your home security.

Children’s play areas

Keeping your kids safe is simple with nanny cams. This means adding a camera to the interior of your home, with two way audio so you can communicate with your kids.

Internal cameras are particularly useful if you have a big house and want to hear what’s going on when you’re not around.

Garage or driveway

If your home has a garage or a large driveway, a camera covering as much as possible including the main entrance to help you monitor and deter any would-be intruders seeking access through this entry point.

Areas that contain valuables

A hidden security camera inside your home where you store your jewellery, cash and valuables adds an extra layer of protection and security.

Speak to Prokop’s residential electricians for advice when it comes to securing your home with cameras and CCTV

Rely on Prokop’s electrical services for your home security system.

Our on-site assessment is designed to help you save time, money, worries and future frustrations, and create a CCTV system to cover all areas of your property.

If you’re looking to improve the security in your home with a CCTV home security system, trust the Prokop name.

Our skilled electricians can help design, implement, and maintain your system to keep your family, valuables, and property safe! Call us today on 0437 766 770 or request a booking or quote online.