1st Choice Provides CCTV Installation in Croydon
Croydon offers residents some of the best shopping and nightlife outside central London. It’s recently become famous for being Stormzy’s home town, and for the extraordinary range of street food available from Boxpark. All this makes Croydon a popular choice for Londoners looking for somewhere pretty central to live. Or for businesses looking for a buzzy shopping hub, with slightly lower London rents.
The price Croydon pays for its dynamic and energetic culture is an unhealthy crime rate. Burglary incidents in the town are now at 121% of the national crime rate, with around 3,000 thefts taking place each year. Violent crime now represents 25% of all the crimes committed in Croydon, and 11,000 incidents have been reported over the past 12 months.
Protecting Property With CCTV
1st Choice Security Systems engineers are regular visitors to the Croydon area. We’re often asked whether domestic CCTV is an effective defence against burglars and intruders. We never make recommendations without carrying out a full security audit on premises, but we would advise that CCTV provides a range of advantages to domestic clients, including:
- Deterrent to Opportunistic Burglars. Research shows that most burglars will be put off by CCTV cameras, preferring to seek out easier targets.
- Remote Monitoring of Your Property. Many CCTV cameras now display live footage on your phone. This allows you to keep an eye on your property when away from home.
- Valuable Evidence for Police. CCTV cameras are now able to record excellent images, even at night. This means that police are able to convict any criminals attempting to enter your home.
The Business Case for CCTV Installation
Commercial CCTV installation in Croydon would normally comprise a number of cameras positioned to survey vulnerable areas of the business. This could include external yards or walls that might offer covert access to criminals. Or they could be placed at a shop counter, or secure area of the business, ensuring that any criminal activity is caught on camera.
1st Choice is often asked to install commercial CCTV in business car parks. These often carry the highest risk, especially during the winter months. Employees tend to appreciate the security offered by CCTV cameras, and the police assert that CCTV is effective in deterring and reducing vehicle crime.
1st Choice Security Systems is a CCTV Installer
Our security engineers are skilled and experienced CCTV installers, who will offer specialist guidance on:
- The number of CCTV cameras required
- The positioning of CCTV cameras
- Any environmental conditions to take into account
- Quality of camera required
We would normally recommend that CCTV cameras are used in conjunction with an alarm system, and automatic gates for a comprehensive defence against crime. Our detailed diagnostic report will demonstrate where your vulnerabilities are, and make suggestions as to the best way to protect your property.
In need of CAMESAFE CCTV systems?
Our CAMESAFE Installers have vast knowledge and experience to be able to offer the required security solutions and automation safety for all our security systems.
Concerned about burglary rates in London? Talk to 1st Choice Security Systems about professional CCTV installation on 0800 118 2414
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