How Surveillance Cameras Improve Security in residential Complexes

How Surveillance Cameras Improve Security in residential Complexes

No one can afford to take security lightly today, and surveillance cameras in residential complexes are no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a must-do. Whether you live a small complex or a big multi-unit complex, securing the complexes and residents’ assets is essential. Many complexes employ security guards to patrol and man the entry and exit points, and that is a great deterrent for criminals. Other complexes have entry and exit points controlled by electronic access codes, and that’s also good, but if your complex does not have surveillance cameras as well, all the residents are still vulnerable to crime.

How come?

Some criminals are random opportunists who will take advantage of a break if it comes their way, but the majority of break-ins a done by groups of sophisticated criminals who plan their actions before they strike. They canvass the area and check out what security is in place at different properties before they decide where to go about their thieving. In many of these groups are people who know security systems, so they know how much time there is before an alarm system hails an armed response unit.

There are however two things that criminals really don’t like:

  • Surveillance cameras
  • Dogs that stay indoors

These groups of criminals regard burglaries as their profession, so they become very good at what they do. They can pull off slick house and business robberies in a matter of minutes, but surveillance cameras and dogs trip them up and get in their way.

Added security is vital:

So whether you residential complex has security or an electronic access system, criminals still have a way around them, and criminals will still want to come and take what they want.

Electronic access systems are very vulnerable because their coding can be copied, and also, residents are often lax with their security codes and pass it on to other people without much thought. This is how criminals get the codes to electronic access systems. In fact, in some residential complexes burglars had driven in and then driven out again packed with all their loot long before anyone even realized what was going on.

As good as security guards are, they do have patrolling routines that criminals rely on to gain access without being seen. Criminals spend time watching these routines and know where to gain access to a residential complex unnoticed. The same of course applies to their exit; no security guard has eyes in the back of his head! That is why added security is vital, and that add-on must be surveillance cameras. Surveillance cameras bring an aspect of security to residential complexes that is irreplaceable.

Benefits of surveillance cameras:

Surveillance cameras come with many benefits. Ranging from cost savings to successfully prosecuting criminals.

Sometimes crimes committed in complexes are at the hands of residents or their family and friends. These are usually opportunistic crimes that happen during the day on weekdays, and that can continue for months leaving residents confused and puzzled. And then there are the awful acts of some people who go about poisoning other people’s pets or vandalising property.

And what about disputes that occur in residential complexes. Surveillance cameras will record the actions of residents exactly as they happened. What a wonderful way to get rid of the ‘he-said-she-said’ that so often transpires in neighbourhood conflicts. Without surveillance cameras, these crimes can continue and go unsolved for as long as the perpetrators are around. But surveillance cameras will immediately put a stop to this type of criminal behaviour.

Here are 10 reasons why your residential complex needs surveillance cameras.

  • Surveillance cameras work quietly in the background 24/7/365
  • Surveillance cameras are a massive deterrent to criminals
  • Once in, criminals have no way of getting past surveillance cameras unnoticed
  • They offer irrefutable evidence
  • Surveillance cameras can identify culprits
  • Surveillance camera footage is accepted as evidence in court
  • They are neutral; they won’t cover for friends
  • Surveillance cameras can save residents money on insurance
  • They can be used to resolve disputes
  • Surveillance cameras make all the residents feel safer

And if that’s not enough reason, surveillance cameras are easy to use and maintain once they have been installed so there will be no added time burden on appointed residents to keep everything up and running. For more information about CCTV surveillance cameras, speak to Iron Curtain Security today.

Up Your Home Security With a CCTV System

Up Your Home Security With a CCTV System

A CCTV system is a great addition to your domestic security solution. Protecting one’s home is a paramount priority in this day and age. With the number of burglaries and home invasions on the rise, it pays to have additional security measures around your property. A burglar alarm is an excellent form of security that alerts you when there is an intruder, but what next? If the intruder disappears into the night with your belongings, CCTV footage of the crime can help identify the thief. This makes apprehending thieves and recovering stolen goods much easier for police and security companies. Video evidence from a CCTV camera is also useful when it comes to court cases as well as insurance claims. Even the visual presence of a CCTV system on your property is enough to deter criminals from attempting to enter your property. 

Have you thought about the other benefits of a CCTV system at your residence? A security system not only keep intruders out – it can also monitor what should be going on inside the perimeter. If you have dogs or other pets, for example, you can access your security footage in the event that they go wandering. This will help you locate where they broke out and which direction they went in. likewise, a CCTV feed of your home allows you to view and monitor everything that occurs when you’re not there. Perhaps someone keeps pinching from your fruit tree over the fence and you want to find out who the culprits are. Perhaps something keeps setting off your perimeter alarm but there’s no evidence when you or the security response team arrive – a CCTV camera will be able to show you what the cause is, for example a bird that has a penchant for flying into windows. Surveillance over your property is useful for so much more than deterring thieves and intruders.

How to find and set up the best CCTV system for your needs

The right CCTV system setup depends on your personal requirements. The size of your property and the level of security coverage will influence your CCTV specifications. A larger property, or a property with more corners, alcoves and covered or hard-to-see areas will require more CCTV cameras to avoid blind spots. A system with more cameras will also need more hardware to support the cameras as well as stronger software and storage capacities. This is why it is always recommended to talk to the professionals before picking your CCTV system products. At Iron Curtain Security, we can advise you on how to choose the best quality products that optimize your security solution while remaining within your budget.

Security CCTV system products for all your needs

We supply high quality CCTV system products for a wide range of requirements and setups. Our products include cameras and recorders as well as all the supporting hardware such as cables, connectors, hard drives and PSUs. You can use our handy online “Build a System” function to compile a shopping list of all the products you need and their supporting hardware. For ease of shopping, we also offer custom packages of our bestselling products. These packages range from basic 4 channel kits to the more advanced 16 channel kit, and all include everything you need for easy DIY installation.

Assessment and installation services for your CCTV solution

Our CCTV system kits are designed to make self-installation stress-free, but we also provide full installation services if you prefer a professional touch. If your home is in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban, please contact us for a free installation assessment. Our in-house installation team is fully qualified and PSIRA registered, able to install any CCTV system seamlessly in any environment without compromising the integrity or appearance of your home.

Fully integrated CCTV systems for peace-of-mind home security

Our CCTV system products are backed by our 3 year on-site swap-out guarantee. Our IT specialists will ensure that your CCTV setup is fully integrated with your network and all other software applications. We guarantee that all bases are covered for a fully functional, streamlined CCTV security solution. If you have any concerns, our help desk and technicians are available 24/7. Contact Iron Curtain Security for a comprehensive, affordable home CCTV system solution today.