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Importance of CCTV Camera Systems in Your Home

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With the increasing crime rates in Townsville, the need for residential and business CCTV systems is higher than ever before. Thus, when it comes to home security, it’s important to be proactive rather than reactive. We offer a range of high quality, affordable security systems for your business and home. When securing your home, it’s important to choose a security system that is best suited to you and your property. Our team tailor the specific positions and layout of the system with you on site for the best aesthetic and functional needs. We use the latest technology to ensure that you and your family feel safe and secure at all times.

What Are CCTV Security Cameras?

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television, which is a video surveillance system used to monitor and record activities in the area it covers. The footage can be viewed on the CCTV system’s monitor, with most modern systems linkable to a smartphone app so that footage can be viewed remotely.

Do you need CCTV for your home? Contact us today.

What Are Digital CCTV Systems Used For?

Digital CCTV systems protect people and property through the monitoring/recording of the area under surveillance. In residential properties, they safeguard residents’ wellbeing and protect their property. There are number of reasons why home security is important, from protecting your home and assets, to lowering homeowner insurance premiums, ensuring you, your loved ones and prized possessions like boats and cars are safe.

What Are the Benefits of Having CCTV Cameras Installed?

CCTV security cameras have many benefits for both domestic and commercial installations including:

Deter Crime

CCTV cameras can work as a strong deterrent for intruders, as they know that they will be captured on camera. This will make your home a lot less susceptible to break-ins, compared with homes that do not have CCTV security cameras installed.

Monitor your home remotely

A key benefit of digital CCTV systems is that you can monitor footage and your home from anywhere, at anytime. You can access footage from any desktop, tablet or mobile phone over a secure internet connection.

Reduce insurance premiums

Depending on your insurance policy, having a home CCTV system can reduce your insurance policy costs and premiums. You are adding extra protection to your property and therefore your costs will decrease. By making the initial investment into your home security, you could be saving money in the long run.

Collects evidence and reduces severity of civil proceedings

In the unfortunate event of theft occurring at your premises, the recorded footage can provide valuable evidence that can be used to identify and prosecute the offender in a court of law.

Long-term safety investment

CCTV camera installations can be looked at as a one-time but long-term safety investment. They require very little maintenance, and only need the occasional wipe and clean. Once you install, you can rest assured about the long-term safety monitoring of your home and family.

Want to learn more about CCTV for home? Contact us today for expert advice. 

What Are the Top 5 Features on Most Digital CCTV Systems?

Night vision/low-light cameras

All cameras that we provide have infrared lighting on board which allows cameras to capture low light or no light footage. However, sometimes there are limitations to the capabilities of each camera and additional lighting is required in order to achieve the desired results.

Vandal resistant and waterproof

All external cameras we provide have vandal rated housings and mountings, which are typically made from aluminium. This is generally the case for indoor camera systems as well, however, we also provide non-vandal resistant cameras if they are out of reach. Our team also ensures that all external cabling is protected by conduit fittings, which are glued to prevent tampering or damage. We install cameras that have an IP rating suited to the application. This means that outdoor cameras can withstand heavy rain and moisture without being damaged. We also use a dielectric grease on the connector pins to prevent burnout of contacts from humidity.

People and vehicle motion detection

The built-in sensors will vigilantly monitor their field of view for movement, so you can go about your daily business confident that you’ll be automatically alerted to any suspicious activity in your home.

View footage remotely

Our systems have a user-friendly and easy to use app where you can check on footage anywhere and anytime. We generally setup smartphone viewing for all of our clients, unless their policy states otherwise. In order to do this, we will need a network connection with an internet service provided by the client. Additionally, if requested, we can also setup port forwarding on your modem to gain remote access via web. Footage can then be viewed in browser once the username and password has been accepted.

Removes old footage monthly

Typically, after one month, the oldest footage will be reordered over. We calculate the hard disc space based on the number of cameras and the needs of the client and their insurer. However, if you’re wanting to hold on to your footage for a while longer, we also offer you the option to have a separate drive to back up all footage.

Want to learn more about the CCTV cameras we provide? Contact us today for expert advice or a free quote.

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How Can Voltec Services Help with the Installation of Your CCTV System?

At Voltec Services, we have taken the hard work away by providing a range of security products such as digital CCTV camera systems and digital CCTV recorders. Furthermore, those products have been tested and selected to meet specific requirements. Above all, we have a range of quality supply partners and we have absolute faith in their products. Our professional sales team will explain the technical details in simple terms, to ensure that you understand how the products will suit your needs. Therefore, you can be assured that all products used are carefully selected to achieve your unique requirements and budget. Our services include the supply, installation and maintenance of security systems, CCTV camera systems.

  • Not only do we provide a quality service, but we are also highly qualified. We hold the following licences:
  • Company security licence for advising and installing security systems
  • Individual security licences which require clear police criminal history checks
  • ACMA cabler licences with endorsements for data, coaxial and fibre optic cables which allows us to install compliant systems.

Our team also provide maintenance plans for the upkeep of your equipment based on the specific needs of the installation. This maximises the chances of the recordings being useable when they are needed most.

We have over 15 years of experience in servicing local business owners with their electrical needs. Want to learn more about CCTV for your home? Contact us today for a free quote and advice. 

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