Homeowner CCTV Benefits
- How Can CCTV Help Me?
- How Does CCTV Help to Address Delivery Incidents?
- How Can CCTV Help with Stolen Parcels?
- How Does CCTV Help Me With Car Damage and Unauthorised Parking?
- How Does CCTV Help Me in Conflicts with Neighbours?
- How Can CCTV Stop Thieves and Burglars?
- Can all CCTV Footage Be Used as Evidence?
- What to Do with Your CCTV Footage?
- How CCTV Influences Behaviour
At the VOG Alarms office in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, we get regularly get asked “What are the benefits of CCTV in the home?”, so we spoke to our CCTV and security specialists team about any conversations they’ve had with people recently about how CCTV has helped them. We’ve included them in this article so you can understand how CCTV can help you.
In today’s connected world, Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage is omnipresent. Not just for amusement on social media but as a crucial tool for protection and security. We understand that you may want to share footage on social platforms. But, it’s vital to navigate the legal implications sensibly. USwitch, reported 88% of British adults have a smartphone – this is the newest layer of camera footage. Personal surveillance now extends beyond traditional CCTV.
How Can CCTV Help Me?
How Does CCTV Help to Address Delivery Incidents?
As online shopping has increased, incidents that involve delivery employees. In fact, more than 80% of the UK are buying online, the Statia Research Department reported. CCTV serves as a witness. This encourages professionalism from both delivery personnel, and decency from your neighbours as well as passers-by who know their actions are monitored.
How Can CCTV Help with Stolen Parcels?
Parcel theft is a rising concern in the UK, with a 59% increase in missing packages according to data from the technology company Metapack. Visible CCTV cameras act as a deterrent, stopping potential thieves from even thinking about the idea of breaking the law. However, this visual deterrent does not stop people, in the event of theft, CCTV footage is valuable evidence. Not only will it aid the police to recover any stolen goods but will help to identify who it was, be that a neighbour or an opportunist thief, and bring them to justice.
How Does CCTV Help Me With Car Damage and Unauthorised Parking?
Globally, car accidents cause over 1.35 million fatalities annually, and unauthorised parking is a persistent nuisance for property owners. CCTV surveillance monitors such situations, stopping hit and runs, trespassers or vandals who are aware their actions are recorded.
How Does CCTV Help Me in Conflicts with Neighbours?
CCTV systems are a double-edged sword that offer transparency and evidence to resolve conflicts with neighbours. Just the presence of camera systems, alone, encourages people to not act abusively or harass you in the way they would without the obvious existence of surveillance. This can stimulate peaceful conversations and offer recorded evidence for authorities if it is needed.
How Can CCTV Stop Thieves and Burglars?
CCTV systems are renowned for their ability to deter and record theft. Crimerate reported in 2022, the police in England and Wales received 250,690 burglary-related crime complaints, a considerable 7% increase from the previous year. The presence alone of a CCTV surveillance camera system seriously reduces burglary-related crimes, but it is not deterretn enough. If you’d like to read more about the psychology behind cameras as potential criminals are less likely to target locations with visible cameras.
Can all CCTV Footage Be Used as Evidence?
CCTV footage is as a valuable asset to have when dealing with law enforcement and authorities in awkward situations. It plays a core role in identifying individuals, evidence of actions, to aid justice being served. The footage becomes is valuable evidence, helps investigations and speeds up the resolution process of legal matters.
What to Do with Your CCTV Footage?
We do not recommend you upload any of your CCTV footage on social media. It may lead to legal consequences due to defamation laws. Unless the footage clearly depicts antisocial behaviour or a crime, steer clear of uploading anything. Instead, let home CCTV systems play a pivotal role to shape behaviour, prevent crime, and focus on keep properties and homes secure.
How CCTV Influences Behaviour
The “Observer Effect” is crucial—people modify their behaviour when aware of being recorded, becoming less likely to act aggressively or antisocially. While CCTV primarily focuses on security and crime prevention, its benefits extend to often-overlooked scenarios.
In conclusion, CCTV goes beyond social media entertainment and news coverage. It plays a core role to shape behaviour, prevent crime, and safeguard yourself, your loved ones and your properties. Homeowners need to understand the multidimensional benefits of CCTV, to appreciate its role in safety and security in our communities. In the UK, modern surveillance and the watchful eye of CCTV is not only a deterrent to illicit activities but also as a reporter of justice and accountability.