Surveillance Camera Installation
As you’re making plans for spring break travel or summer trips, you might take a breather from itinerary planning to consider home security. Protecting your home is an investment you make in your property. Surveillance camera installation can provide peace of mind while you’re away enjoying family time.
We field frequent questions about crime and security for both residential and business properties. Here are answers to the top five we’re often asked:
Is there a real security concern here in the Houston area?
The answer to this question is, unfortunately, a resounding yes. Property crime rates in the Houston area are nearly double the national median, and safety is a real concern for many businesses and homeowners. Furthermore, in 2016, the FBI released new data on crime in America’s metropolitan areas. Houston has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country, and some of its suburbs also see some high crime rates. Surveillance camera installation can help solve and deter crimes committed on your properties.
Do alarm systems really deter would-be burglars?
Simply put—yes. Most criminals or would-be burglars are seeking an easy target. Alarm systems, access control systems, CCTV, as well as other surveillance technology deters them from breaking in. A study conducted at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte found that 60% of burglars—nearly 2/3 overall—cased their targets for on-site security before deciding whether to break in or not.
What are surveillance cameras?
Surveillance cameras record what is going on at your residential or commercial property whether or not you are on site. They’re either mounted or stand-alone.
What is CCTV?
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems are surveillance systems for commercial and residential properties. They incorporate surveillance cameras and a closed (non-monitored) TV channel to give you visual access to your property 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. While our CCTV systems aren’t monitored by outside security experts, they do provide peace of mind. You’re able to view what’s going on at your property from your smartphone anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet or data connection.
And, if you notice something, you have the warning you might need to call in security or the authorities. Even if you don’t catch a situation in time, CCTV systems can give you valuable video evidence you might need later.
What else can I do to protect my property?
Surveillance cameras and CCTV systems are excellent for protecting your property. The most comprehensive security measures, however, include ample lighting (motion-activated, and especially at night), secure locks, and an alarm system. We offer a variety of options to fit your need and budget. As fully licensed, bonded, and insured alarm technicians in the state of Texas, we’re prepared to both recommend and install a system for you.
We also suggest that you make your security and surveillance measures very obvious to everyone on your property, authorized or not. You can post a notice that your property is monitored by CCTV or protected by an alarm system. If you’re using surveillance cameras and a CCTV system, put your hanging or mounted cameras up very high, so they’re out of reach of tampering, yet visually obvious to any intruders.
Grand Slam A/V and Security is your expert partner for home automation, security and comfort. Through connected systems and creative solutions, we give you on-demand access to music and media, simplify your home and business systems, and help you protect what matters most. With over 20 years’ experience and a staff of technicians at the top of their game, we bring expertise, collaboration, and service to every engagement. Fully licensed, bonded, and insured for both residential and commercial projects, we pride ourselves on working with both your vision and your budget. Learn more about our services and expertise and reach us at 866-99-(GSAVS) or firstname.lastname@example.org.