How Remote Monitored cameras will give you peace of mind

Its no secret that crime is on the rise in Auckland, and even New Zealand as a whole. A quick search for “Ram raids” will give you handfuls of recent news[1]. And with crime statistics showing an over 20% rise[2] from last year in Auckland, its not just businesses that are suffering. Property owners from residential to commercial are worried all Keefe round, and security cameras may be the answer.

What is Remote Monitoring?

This concept is very straightforward. Remote Monitoring is the ability to view and manage CCTV without being physically at the location. As long as there is an internet connection you can monitor your cameras from anywhere in the world. This article explores the benefits of remote monitoring – how it decreases your exposure to burglaries/robberies.

Round the clock surveillance

Traditional camera systems needed a dedicated security guard. Someone on site in the control room watching all the camera feeds. Remote monitoring removes this physical presence need, now it can be done from afar. You can either watch your property yourself or contract a security monitoring centre.

Many businesses would not have had the budget for a 24/7 security guard sitting in their control room, but remote monitoring ability solves this problem. Security cameras allow property owners to watch their property in real time or go through footage later to detect any suspicious behaviour or criminal activity.

Intruder Deterrent

CCTV camera’s primary method of fighting crime has always been that of a visual deterrent. Burglars or intruders are aware they are being monitored and recorded. Security cameras are visible and are clearly seen by anyone approaching the property, and this can be enhanced with “CCTV operating” signs.

How is CCTV a deterrent?

Security camera footage covers the property and the surrounding area. This footage can be used to identify potential criminals, increasing the chance of them being caught and prosecuted.

Additionally to identification, CCTV gathers valuable evidence of the crime taking place. It can be used to prove that damages done were carried out by the intruder. It can prove that the missing items were taken by the intruder. Timestamps can place a suspect at the scene of the crime.


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