A CCTV system can greatly improve your security in your home or business, and there are numerous benefits to using this type of security system. The most obvious benefit of CCTV is that it can allow you to see what’s going on around you, even from afar, since most CCTV systems can now be monitored from your smartphone, computer, or other device, even if you’re not on the premises.

How CCTV Works

CCTV is an acronym that stands for closed circuit television. Most of today’s systems are wireless, although there are still some great wired systems around. Essentially, CCTV cameras watch over your property, relaying real-time images (that can also be recorded if desired) to a centralized location onto a CCTV monitor or other device of your choice.

Benefits of CCTV Systems

Since CCTV systems have seen a dramatic price decrease in the past decade, most homeowners and business owners can readily afford to install a system. CCTV is beneficial in a number of ways. You can always know what is going on whenever action occurs near a camera that is associated with your CCTV system.

The presence of these cameras in itself is a theft deterrent, but should a theft or other crime occur, you can capture evidence that can help to put the bad guy where he belongs. For insurance purposes, having any accident on your premises caught on camera can be beneficial for the claims process, especially in the face of any fraudulent claim.

For businesses, CCTV systems can lead to increased employee compliance to health and safety policies that are in place, since employees who know they’re being watched may be more inclined to comply.

Who Installs CCTV Systems?

Installing your CCTV system is a job that is best left to a professional who can determine the best angles to capture the activities you’re looking to document and monitor. SK Locksmith is a Commercial Locksmith serving Houston TX, we can install CCTV systems for residential and business clients.