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CCTV Vs. Intruder Alarms: The Pros and Cons

If you are looking to protect your home or business premises, there are, of course, many options to consider. A lot depends on the premises in question and the level of security you are looking for, and with that in mind, here are the pros and cons of video surveillance and intruder alarms.

  1. Video Surveillance – Video surveillance is one option, and if you are looking for a cost-effective way to protect your home, then CCTV might be your best option, as house breakers are all too aware that CCTV footage can be used in a court of law as evidence. Rather than opting for a sophisticated intruder alarm, a CCTV electrical installation in Nottingham would be a cheaper and just as effective choice, especially if you don’t keep anything of high value at home. On the downside, video surveillance does not actually stop a forced entry, rather it relies on the deterrent factor, which is worth bearing in mind.
  1. Intruder Alarms – These are designed around the property they protect, and if you have a business premises that is unattended outside of regular business hours, an alarm system would be a better choice than CCTV. The system can be hooked up to call the police in the event of an intrusion, plus it can be configured to allow access to specific areas. The downside includes the potential for false alarms, which will do nothing to cement your relationship with the neighbours.

The best way to approach this is to talk to your local electrician, who would have working experience with both systems, plus he can advise you on the most suitable solution for your property.

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