Surveillance Cameras bring Peace of Mind, says Grand Slam A/V and Security

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.
By: Grand Slam A/V & Security
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Study shows that camera surveillance actually does deter burglars.
Study shows that camera surveillance actually does deter burglars.
HOUSTON - Sept. 24, 2018 - PRLog -- While making family travel plans, you might take a breather from itinerary planning to consider home security. Protecting your home is an investment in your property. Surveillance camera installation can provide peace of mind while you're away enjoying family time.

Is there a real security concern here in the Houston area?

Yes. Property crime rates in the Houston area are nearly double the national median. Furthermore, according to a 2016 FBI report, Houston has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country, and some of its suburbs also see some high crime rates.

Do alarm systems really deter would-be burglars?

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 at all times. 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 visual access to your property 24/7. And you're able to view your property from your smartphone, as long as you have an internet or data connection.

Then, if you notice something, you can 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, especially at night), secure locks, and an alarm system. We offer a variety of options to fit your needs 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. You can post a notice that your property is monitored by CCTV or protected by an alarm system. And you can install your hanging or mounted cameras up very high, so they're out of reach of tampering, yet visually obvious to any intruders.


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