Intruder Alarms vs CCTV

The home sits at the centre of family life, being the place where you and your loved ones should be able to relax and feel safe after a long day at work or school.

This is why as a homeowner you will inevitably want to protect your humble abode in any way that you can, ensuring your home remains a safe and happy environment. One way to do this is through the installation of security systems. But, with so many different products out there claiming to be the best, it can be hard to ascertain which is right for you. Today, we take a look at two of the most popular security measures homeowners take; Intruder Alarms and CCTV.

Profiling both, we give a full breakdown of what each system can achieve, helping you decide which will help limit the risks you and your family face.

Intruder Alarms

The Guardian recently revealed that there has been a 32% rise in domestic burglaries in Britain.

In its report on UK crime stats, the newspaper said:

“Police chiefs said the increases – including a 32% rise in domestic burglary to 261,965 offences and an 18% rise in vehicle-related crimes (443,577 offences) alongside the sharp rises in violent crime – marked a turning point after more than 20 years of sustained falls in these categories.”

And, with domestic burglary on the rise in the UK, the demand for Intruder Alarms is understandably on the up.

Installing an Intruder Alarm at home is a preventative measure, with a burglar 70% more likely to avoid breaking into a property that has a visible alarm fitted on the exterior.

As well as being a deterrent, installing an alarm boasts a variety of other benefits. From decreasing your home insurance premiums and adding value to your property to providing you and your family members with a sense of comfort when in or out of the home, having an Intruder Alarm installed simply makes sense.

Intruder Alarms with Twenty4

Here at Twenty4, we are renowned for our smart Intruder Alarm products, installing top-quality systems at homes all over South Wales. Being wireless and able to be linked up to your smartphone, our systems are suited to homeowners that require a no-fuss approach to home security. What’s more is that we offer a maintenance service, ensuring the alarms we fit are updated and in full working order, always.

CCTV

Did you know, the average person is caught on CCTV over 300 times a day? This is because CCTV cameras are a popular security device that both businesses and homeowners are making use of. According to a recent survey, there are over 4 million CCTV cameras in operation in the UK right now, with Britain having more CCTV cameras per head than any other European country.

Like Intruder Alarms, visible CCTV can avert burglars and vandals, not wanting to be caught on camera carrying out illegal activities. In addition to preventing security breaches, CCTV gives homeowners the chance to keep an eye on their property, the surrounding areas as well as vehicles and visitors.

CCTV footage can also prove beneficial in the event of an unwanted issue at your home, offering evidence that can clear up disputes.

CCTV cameras from Twenty4

Installing CCTV cameras is a daily occurrence for us at Twenty4, having supplied all sorts of properties with 4K and HD devices. While working with a number of suppliers, we generally use Hikvision cameras. These are incredibly user-friendly, come with a year’s warranty and all images can be accessed on your smartphone/tablet.

Financing your security equipment

Worried about the huge outlays that come with protecting your home? Well, you no longer have to! This is because we offer a variety of finance options, allowing you to pay small, monthly amounts for Intruder Alarms, CCTV and other security services.

For more details and a free, no obligation quote, contact the Twenty4 team today.