With the recent COVID-19 lockdowns changing how we work, a home security system is becoming increasingly popular. But what is the best option for you? A Security Camera system (CCTV) or a Burglar Alarm System? Both? Our experienced team can provide information to help you decide what is best for you.
CCTV vs Alarms – What are the differences?
Over 230,000 Australian homes experience a break-in every year. Minimal security is the second most important factor for would be burglars behind open windows/doors. Security cameras and alarms are both designed to help detect unauthorised entry into a building or area. They just go about it in different ways.
Often referred to as CCTV, security cameras are designed to capture live footage of events that occur in an area or building. They can record and transmit live footage of what is happening in or around your home or business. This footage can be viewed in real time as well as recorded to be used as evidence later. The camera’s also provide a visual deterrent to would-be intruders. HiLook by HikVision camera systems provide great quality images at a reasonable price. Extra camera’s can be added to give complete coverage of your home or business.
Burglar Alarms use sensors that can be placed on windows and doors of a house to cover the most commonly used entry points. These can be paired with motion sensors outside the home to give you even more peace of mind. Would-be intruders are met with a loud alarm, attracting attention which is the last thing they want. Bosch alarm systems provide integrated security solutions based on award-winning technology and backed by superior support
So which security system is better for you? The answer is both options serve their purpose. The ultimate way to deter and detect any burglars or unwelcome guests is to use both of the above systems. However, often people have to choose one or the other, generally due to budget constraints.
Our experienced team of installers can provide advice based on your situation and budget, allowing you to achieve piece of mind and a sense of security in your home or business. Get in touch to see how we can help you.