CCTV Installation Bedfordshire

CCTV Installation Bedfordshire

CCTV Installation Bedfordshire

5 Reasons to Choose Professional CCTV Installation in Bedfordshire

Let’s start with the good news Bedfordshire’s burglary statistics have dropped by 9% over the past year. And the bad news? The county’s burglary incidents are still high. When compared to the rest of England and Wales, Bedfordshire’s crime rate is at 105%. No room for complacency then. If you don’t yet have CCTV installation in Bedfordshire, this article offers you 5 reasons why you should get it professionally installed.


Why CCTV Professional Installation Matters

“Why get professional CCTV installation when DIY kits are available?”. This is a question 1st Choice engineers hear regularly. And our answer is always the same; CCTV can help to protect your family or business from intruders, but a system that doesn’t work properly could end up costing you dearly. For peace of mind, we would recommend that a professional security engineer installs your CCTV.

Problems we encounter with DIY CCTV installations in Bedfordshire include:

  • Poor positioning. The cameras do not capture burglar’s faces or identifying features.
  • No Number Plate Recognition. Car plates are captured but are unreadable.
  • Insufficient System Testing. There are a number of environmental factors that require specialised settings for your cameras.
  • Non-Secure Set-Up. One of the benefits of CCTV is that it can be streamed via your phone. We set up a unique password to ensure that your system can’t be hacked.
  • CCTV Stays in the Box. It seemed like such a good idea when you bought it…

5 Benefits of Professionally Installed CCTV Installations

CCTV installation in Bedfordshire homes and businesses instantly deters intruders. Research shows that the majority of criminals are looking for easy targets, so seeing CCTV cameras installed is often enough to encourage them to look elsewhere. Professional CCTV installation ensures that you achieve the maximum benefits from your security system. Here are the top 5 to consider:

1. CCTV Integrated Into Your Existing Security System

If you already have an alarm, you may feel that additional security is unnecessary. As security engineers we would advise that no one security component can protect your home or premises adequately. That’s why we always offer a free security audit of your existing system, before adding to it. This allows us to identify any vulnerabilities that are not currently being secured, and to suggest appropriate devices.

CCTV is ideal if you have a large garden, or extensive premises around your property. If there are overhanging trees, or shrubs that can provide cover for intruders, CCTV cameras can render such areas secure. If you’re a business owner, commercial CCTV also increases protection for your staff, especially if there is an adjacent car park. Residential CCTV is useful for picking up activity around electric driveway gates, if you have them installed.

2. Images That Clearly Identify Intruders

One of the major reasons many people decide to install CCTV is to have a clear identification of intruders that can be used in court to achieve a criminal conviction. Whilst this is the theory, in practice the picture quality is often too poor to make an identification that will stand up in court. Professional security engineers understand the legal requirements governing Data Protection and image clarity. They will install CCTV in order to consistently achieve the very best imagery for customers.

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 top of the burglar’s head. Or they’re installed within reach, making it simple for intruders to disarm them. 1st Choice engineers position CCTV cameras that are ‘intruder proof’ and will get images that will clearly identify criminals.

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

If you have trouble setting up your DIY CCTV system, the support you will receive is something of a lottery. By contrast, 1st Choice clients know that, should they encounter a problem with their security system, they can call us, and we’ll deal with it promptly. Even better, we can offer scheduled maintenance which provides peace of mind that your CCTV system can be relied upon to secure your property day and night.


CCTV Installation in Bedfordshire from 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice Security Systems 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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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.


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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