November 25, 2020
Do you remember watching old spy movies and seeing a security guard falling asleep in front of a row of live footage screens? That was old-fashioned CCTV, which required someone to watch everything live to catch any suspicious activity.
CCTV, or Closed-Circuit Television, is a private network of TV surveillance that allows you to keep tabs on everything that happens on your property.
Before the digital age, CCTV and security systems were separate. With the rise of new integrations and technology, you can have a home with a fully-integrated CCTV and home alarm system. The alarm system’s sensors replace the old spy movies’ security guard, protecting your home at all times.
The short answer is yes, but you’ll need to have certain conditions in place for integration to succeed. Since CCTV is analog and not digital, it will take some extra expertise to get it to work with newer security systems:
The security system you choose must be compatible with CCTV systems. This means you should check with your alarm system provider to ensure their team can integrate their alarm system with a CCTV system.
You’ll need the right connection to your security system provider, whether it’s VOIP, a landline, or a cellular uplink.
Since these systems are both independent and intelligent, you’ll need a professional to integrate them properly. On the other hand, if you want to go fully digital, IP cameras function much like a CCTV system, but with added perks like unlimited digital storage and higher resolution cameras. Ask us about these devices and if they’re right for your home.
While video surveillance can identify intruders and record evidence of crimes, cameras can’t stop intruders while they’re in your home. Integrating a video feed with a monitored security system is your best bet against preventing crimes as they’re happening. You can also get extra features like audio feeds and speakers to communicate directly to anyone who comes to your property. Additionally, you’ll have access to accurate time stamps to know when everything occurred.
Brinks Home™ can integrate a quality CCTV system with a highly responsive home alarm system. If you want to experience the peace of mind of a video-monitored home, contact us today. Our senior security consultants are ready to provide a free quote and set you up with a security system that meets your home’s unique needs.
Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.
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