Any additional home protection is a step in the right direction, but many homeowners find themselves tossing up between home security systems types in Adelaide. There are individualized benefits of each option and the decision depends on your unique situation.
Perhaps most obviously, a camera is not going to do anything to interrupt a break in as it is in progress. It can however deter the event from happening in the first place, or help with identifying the criminal in the following days. By contrast, an alarm can be enough to startle a burglar and send them on their way. There may be some degree of deterrence with an alarm system sticker, but this is debatable. If an attacker is particularly brazen or violent, an alarm is not going to stop them and it will not help you find the guilty party later. It will wake you up, and this could provide you with an opportunity to catch the intruder red handed.
Alarms go off when the event occurs and then only. Cameras by contrast can be incredibly useful in supervising any and all activity surrounding your home. If you happened to catch someone walking by lots of times, or peering over your fence, then it might be a good reminder to check out the rest of your security measures or report something. Cameras are very handy for outdoor use, to film your shed or garage or even patio area which might have a sound system or television fitted. An alarm here would not be suitable, as birds and other naturally occurring objects could set it off unnecessarily. Some camera systems tape over their footage daily, and so this is something you will need to consider. If you are monitoring your cameras yourself and only review the footage on a weekly basis, you would miss any odd activity.
Both CCTV and alarm systems can offer fantastic insurance incentives, as both are considered to be highly safe by insurance providers. Both options are also highly adaptable, with extra sensors or cameras able to be added to give any home and property layout the most comprehensive coverage. Whichever option you choose, you will need to make the decision between monitoring your system yourself, or having an external party do this for you. Monitoring will not only review and respond to any suspicious breach of the perimeter, but will also include a free battery change and service annually, ensuring your system will never let you down.
There is no doubt that the most secure option is to combine cameras and alarms in the one property. This may be more expensive, but it will be more than worth it if you are concerned about valuables, safety or live in a higher crime area. Feel free to discuss your home security systems desires in Adelaide with the experienced team at Advanced Antenna and Security.