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5 Reasons to Choose Professional CCTV Installation in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire’s crime statistics relating to burglary show a reduction over the past year. This is a rare benefit of the lockdown which has been bad for criminals with people staying in their homes more and businesses remaining barred and shuttered. There’s no cause for complacency, though. Even taking into account the improvement, Bedfordshire’s burglary rate is above the UK average. At present the county has the 9th highest burglary rate out of 54 England and Wales counties.

CCTV installation in Bedfordshire homes and businesses instantly serves to deter intruders. The majority of criminals are looking for easy targets and seeing CCTV cameras installed is often enough to encourage them to seek other targets. In order to achieve the maximum benefits from your CCTV system, 1st Choice Security Systems would recommend professional CCTV installation. In this blog we offer 5 reasons why.

Why is Commercial CCTV Key to Business Security?

1. CCTV Integrated Into Your Existing Security System

No one security component can protect your home or premises on its own. Commercial or residential CCTV will need to integrate with other components – such as alarms, access control or security gates – that may already be in place. 1st Choice offers clients a free security audit before CCTV installation begins. This surveys your existing system, checks how good a job it’s doing, and identifies vulnerabilities that CCTV cameras can secure.

2. Images That Clearly Identify Intruders

One of the top selling points for CCTV installation is that images of intruders captured on camera can be used to achieve a criminal conviction. In theory this is the case but all too often the picture quality is too poor to make an identification that will stand up in court. Professional security engineers understand how to consistently achieve the very best imagery, taking into account the environmental factors that could affect it.

3. Cameras That Capture Criminals

Over the years criminals have developed an excellent understanding of CCTV systems. They know the common mistakes that installers make and have developed strategies for taking advantage of them. Many cameras are placed too high, creating a steep angle that captures only the burglar’s head. Or they’re installed within reach, making it simple for intruders to disarm them. 1st Choice engineers will position your cameras in order to achieve optimum performance.

4. Your System is Fully Tested

CCTV installation in Bedfordshire homes and businesses is doing critical work in keeping your family or business safe when you’re not there. And yet many of the systems we encounter are poorly set up or, in some cases, not even activated. Professional installation includes comprehensive testing of the system. This often exposes glitches caused by environmental factors which can be tweaked. At 1st Choice the installation isn’t complete unless it’s thoroughly tested.

5. Experts on Hand for Guidance and Aftercare

All 1st Choice clients know that should they encounter a problem with their security system, we’ll deal with it promptly. Even better, we can offer scheduled maintenance which ensures that your system can be relied upon to secure your property day and night.

Working With 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice is a local business that has been providing CCTV installation to Bedfordshire businesses and homes for nearly two decades now. We know how important it is to be able trust installers working in your home or business. All our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, and SSAIB approved. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard. Should you need us in an emergency, we are available 24 hours.

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If you’re considering installing residential or commercial CCTV in Bedfordshire, call 1st Choice Security Systems, your local security installers, on 0800 1182414


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