A recent news story tells how a thief was caught stealing parcels thanks to a homeowner's CCTV system. The parcels in question were delivered to Christopher Powell in Caernarfon but, despite receiving proof of delivery, they were nowhere to be found.
Thanks to his CCTV system, Mr Powell was able to identify that one of his neighbours had stolen the parcels. The neighbour, a Mr Oulten, had taken the parcels and placed them into the recycling bin, returning a few hours later with a child and a carrier bag to take the goods. Mr Oulten was taken to court over the matter and was ordered to pay a £120 fine for his crime.
Should you get a home CCTV system?
As this story shows, installing a CCTV system around the perimeter of your home can be beneficial in the event of a theft or break-in. Sadly, our homes are most vulnerable when we're out at work, visiting family, or asleep at night. In an ideal world, we wouldn't have to worry about people stealing goods from our doorstep, but unfortunately, we don't live in an ideal world and even our own neighbours can steal from us.
Installing a CCTV system is a great deterrent for crimes because it lets criminals know that they're being watched. Placing CCTV cameras in prominent places around your home can make burglars think twice when they're choosing which home to target. In addition, the CCTV footage can be used as evidence in court to prove the identity of the perpetrators.
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Home CCTV Systems from IDS
There are a lot of home CCTV systems that can be bought online and in stores, most of which are fitted by you and seem to be a good, cost-effective option... but are they really that good? Time and time again, we've seen people coming to us because they've purchased a DIY CCTV system and encountered some problems. These problems vary but tend to include, people who are unsure how or where to install the system or people who are unable to get help when something goes wrong with their CCTV system.
There are lots of benefits if you choose to have a CCTV system installed by our team here at IDS. For example:
- We'll assess your property and show you the perfect places to install your cameras
- We'll design a bespoke system that will cover all vulnerable areas of your home
- Our technicians will install the system for you, making the whole process stress-free
- Our experts will be on hand to help with any queries, questions or problems that arise
So, if you'd like to speak to us about installing a CCTV system in your home, we'd love to hear from you. You can request a quote by filling in our enquiry form below, or you can give us a call on 029 20 753 251.
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