In today’s world, ensuring the safety and security of our homes is more important than ever. Unfortunately there was an increase in housebreaking in Scotland by 9% last year so it’s really important to think about your home security.

One of the most effective ways to protect your property and loved ones is by installing CCTV cameras. So let’s explore the top five benefits of having CCTV cameras in your home.

1. Deterrence of Criminal Activity

The mere presence of CCTV cameras can act as a powerful deterrent to potential intruders. Criminals are less likely to target a home that is visibly equipped with surveillance cameras. Knowing that they are being watched significantly reduces the risk of burglary, vandalism, and other crimes. This preventative measure helps to keep your home and neighbourhood safer.

CCTV cameras come in a variety of styles too from the more noticeable bullet style cameras, to turrets and vandal domes. An assessment of the property is vital to ensure you get an aesthetically pleasing option as well as being functional.

There are lots of ways that you can improve the security of your home, check out our blog for more ideas. We offer CCTV, alarms and door access to ensure a protected home. Sometimes one will suffice, or we can install a combination of all three, depending upon the requirements.

What is your primary concern regarding home security?

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2. Real-Time Monitoring

Modern CCTV systems allow homeowners to monitor their property in real-time from anywhere in the world. With smartphone apps and internet connectivity, you can check live footage of your home, ensuring peace of mind when you’re away.

This feature is particularly useful for checking on children, pets, or elderly family members while you’re at work or traveling.

Paired with our great alarm system, you can get notifications sent straight to your phone from movement, smoke/heat or flood detectors. That way you can check it on your camera and see if it’s worth worrying about.

Have you ever used your CCTV system to check on something remotely? Or have you caught any criminals around your property? Tell us in the comments below.

3. Evidence Collection

In the unfortunate event of a crime occurring, CCTV cameras provide invaluable evidence. High-definition footage can help law enforcement identify perpetrators and provide concrete proof of the incident. This can be crucial for investigations and can increase the likelihood of recovering stolen property or securing convictions.

We can offer 24/7 colour footage, high resolution imaging, movement detection and number plate recognition along with many more features.

With a decent level of hard drive storage on your system, you can have recordings from a few days to a few months if you like. That way you can email or download any footage at your leisure and send it to the police or keep for reference later.

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4. Insurance Benefits

Installing CCTV cameras can potentially lower your home insurance premiums. Insurance companies recognise the added security that CCTV provides and may offer discounts to homeowners who have surveillance systems in place. Additionally, in case of a claim, the footage can serve as evidence to support your case. Thus making the claims process smoother and quicker.

Don’t miss out on savings. Contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for a discount on your home insurance.

5. Peace of Mind

Ultimately, the greatest benefit of installing CCTV cameras is the peace of mind it brings. Knowing that your home is being monitored 24/7 helps reduce anxiety about the safety of your loved ones and property. This sense of security allows you to focus on other aspects of life, free from constant worry about potential threats.

If you’re on holiday it takes 2 minutes to check your CCTV system and with our great home control app, if you have a business, you can check that too on the same one.

Share your story! How has installing a CCTV system impacted your sense of security at home? Or do you think it would help you feel more or less safe? Comment below and let us know.


Investing in CCTV cameras for your home is a smart decision that offers numerous benefits. From deterring crime and providing real-time monitoring to aiding in evidence collection and potentially lowering insurance costs. Most importantly, it gives you peace of mind, knowing that your home and loved ones are protected.

There is a huge range in products in style and price that it can be quite confusing. Get in touch today if you feel like you would like something but you’re not sure what.

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