Security Cameras Gold coast

It’s a great time to upgrade your home security hardware, especially with all the new tech available for homeowners. Installing home security cameras will benefit your home in a variety of ways.

A home security camera system will keep an eye on your home both inside and outside, providing you with another pair of ears to monitor your property.

It’s not only possible to monitor your home from outside when you’re away with these tiny security cameras, but you can also keep an eye on family members and loved ones when you are gone.

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Benefits Of Installing Security Cameras

Home security systems have improved in recent years and have also become much more affordable. 

They include a range of features: 

  • HD images
  • Night-vision mode
  • False alarm sensors
  • The ability to look at the footage on a mobile device anywhere in the world.

They offer a range of benefits for your home, including:

Home Security Camera On Ceiling

Crime Deterrence 

Having cameras installed in homes makes burglaries less likely to happen. By having cameras located in visible places, would-be criminals will think twice about targeting your home.

Reduced Insurance

Many insurance companies will offer you a discount on your home and contents premiums if you have security cameras installed, as it shows that you have made an effort to secure your property.

Assisting Criminal Investigations

The footage can help police locate criminals and can be used in court to bring them to justice. Because modern systems have HD vision and long-range recording devices (or cloud storage plans), authorities can easily identify perpetrators.

Home Safety

If you hear unusual noises or want extra peace of mind, you can check the outside of your home without having to leave the house. You can also see who is knocking at your front door before allowing them access to your home.

Monitoring Your Property 

You can do everything from watching your yard for signs of suspicious people and behaviour to ensuring deliveries have come to the correct address.

You Can Check Up on Your Pets

We know that your pets are family too, and sometimes it is nice to have the reassurance of checking on them during the day. Some security systems will even allow you to talk to them.

Commercial Security Cameras

Our top-notch team here at Border Locksmiths & Electronics are experts when it comes to security cameras for commercial premises.

Fully Tailored Security Systems

We will work alongside you to help design a system of security cameras that meets your precise needs. We can cover all aspects of your premises and business. We have cameras that offer number plate recognition or facial recognition to deal with theft as well as general surveillance cameras.

Benefits of Security Cameras For Commercial Premises

Saving Money

Let’s think about a sector like retail. Figures from the National Retail Association shows that petty crime such as burglary, vandalism and theft costs retail-based businesses $9 billion each year. Imagine the cost of this type of damage across commercial enterprises, and the figures become even more eye-watering. The presence of security cameras will deter thieves and petty vandals.

Reputation

A vandalised building is bad for business. A premises that’s known as being easy to rob will attract the type of customer you don’t want and deter the type of customer you do. Choosing to install quality security cameras will send a strong signal that your business means business when it comes to keeping your customers, stock, and equipment safe.

Quality & Standards

Security cameras also play a crucial role in helping your team maintain standards. Whether you’re concerned about health and safety or colleague conduct, well-placed security cameras can help you keep an intelligent eye on all areas of your business. This will highlight any training needs, and thankfully rare cases, highlight any misconduct.

Saving on Insurance Premiums

Choosing to install security cameras can reduce your insurance premium. As well as reducing theft, security cameras help you understand any incidents where an accident has occurred. This is especially useful if a team member is seeking to make a claim against your company, and of course, it helps enormously in incident prevention.

Installation of Security Cameras

When it comes to installation, the team at Border Locksmiths & Electronics are happy to advise. We’ve over 35 years of experience in the industry and work hard to offer the very best security solutions.

Installing Indoors

Indoor cameras need to focus on the action. In the home, you may focus on the living area, or kids’ play area. A commercial premises may need to focus on hazardous zones or spaces where valuables are kept. 

The role of a security camera is to prevent crime and enhance safety and having a visible presence even when you’re away from the building will help to do this.

Installing Outdoors

Outdoor security cameras send a strong signal to intruders and help to keep your building, family, or employees safe. 

A security camera at the front door is useful to detect any unsavoury activity, whilst cameras at other locations give a good all-around view of what’s going on around the property.

How Long Does It Take To Install A Security Camera?

There are lots of variables to installation timeframes, such as the type of building and number of cameras involved. A typical 3-4 camera system will take around half a day to install, where something more complex, perhaps over multiple floors, could run into a day or two.

One thing you can be sure of is that our team will work hard to minimise disruption to you, your family, and your employees. We’re a tidy bunch and our skill in designing unobtrusive systems means the installation process will be as pain-free as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Does My Home Security Camera System Need Maintenance?

Diagnostics should be performed annually by a professional. A professional security service will not only help to ensure your security is maintained but will also extend your system’s lifespan.

How Do I Know If My Security Camera System Needs Replacement?

There are many telltale signs your security system is not working properly. You could be seeing glitches on the screen or in the recordings, the footage could skip or be absent entirely and different components might just not be working.

Preventing significant issues can be accomplished by becoming aware of early symptoms and taking routine steps to address more minor concerns. Don’t wait until a small problem becomes large to get your security system serviced and maintained, contact us today to learn more about keeping your home secure.

Is it Legal To Install A Security Camera In An Office In Australia?

Whilst security cameras are largely a benefit to employees, they are open to misuse. For this reason, each state has guidelines for the installation of security cameras. You are obliged to provide notice of surveillance and to take solid steps to safeguard the footage.

Should I Get A Wireless Or Wired Security Camera?

A wired security camera is best if your internet connection is unreliable. It’s a good choice if your company handles a lot of personal data too, to avoid compromising privacy because of cloud storage. Wireless security cameras are great if you want to view live footage of your home or business and have instant access to settings. There’s no easy answer to this one – just get in touch and our team will help you decide.

Do I Need Colour Or Black And White Security Camera?

Most modern security cameras record in colour. Black and white is suitable for monitoring where the main purpose is information gathering only. For other scenarios such as footage for theft prevention, then a colour camera can be more useful because it makes it easier to identify criminals.