Home Security Systems – Alarms or Cameras?

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Multiple times each week, we are asked to quote on home security systems. The main focus of most is to get security cameras.

CCTV cameras are definitely a great deterrent for thieves and they are also very helpful in tracking down those trespassing on your property….

Are Alarms Still Useful?

However, a greater deterrent for someone in the act of breaking into your home is an alarm system. From our extensive experience in the home security industry, potential thieves entering a property will almost always run without stealing much (or even anything) if an alarm sounds.

Sound an alarm and get CCTV footage

So when we are in a home and quoting for a home security system. We often recommend a combination of both alarms and CCTV. With an alarm sounding off, you’ve more of a chance of the person breaking into your home, but then fleeing before taking any of your precious items. Including the CCTV also deters and gives record of faces to pass onto law enforcement, therefore helping to stop occurrence of future B&E’s.

With this said, if you are still solely focussed on only security cameras installed in your home, HikVision Acusense is one product that could count as doing a bit of both tasks. It’s sounds a warning message while recording the thieves on camera. The camera does not set off an alarm sound, however it is programmed to play a pre-recorded message once someone steps past a pre-set boundary line.

For our CCTV products, we offer options for notifications to be sent to your smart phone, or for professional monitoring. Either way, we ensure you know if someone has been in your house before you arrive home.

Still unsure which option is best for your home? Call us on 1300 308 272 and we’d love to chat and create a quote for you.

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