Did you know that you can visit the Queensland Police Services - Online Crime Map to search your local area for reported crimes. You can look at specific areas, types of crimes and even the day of the week and time of day that the crime occurred.
For some, this is too much information and might freak you out a bit. For others, this is the information that will help to form your decision around home and personal safety.
For us, we keep an eye on the map to see how homes and businesses are being impacted by theft, break & enters and trespassing. The information can give us a feel for local hot-spots where our customers are experiencing these issues, and may be needing to implement or improve their security measures. We are too often getting calls from Customers wanting to install security cameras because they've already been victim to home theft or break & enter.
Personally, I never thought that security cameras would benefit our home or make me feel any different about our home and personal safety. When we became licensed security installers, I thought we needed to have a personal experience with security cameras and we installed one of our CCTV systems at our home. We wanted to not only have a personal experience with our product, but we wanted to know what kind of impact it would have on us and our home, having CCTV installed.
Well!!! I am forever converted.
To put this very simply, I have a much more comfortable and relaxed feeling about my home and everything that we have worked soooo hard for. We have 2 kids and 2 dogs and these cameras have given me a sense of control and freedom all at the same time. I can leave the house (and the dogs) and can check-in 24/7 to see how my puppies are going and that my home is ok. In the middle of the night, when hubby is working late, if I hear a strange noise outside, I can simply grab my phone and check the cameras to see what the source of the noise is. I don't even have to get out of bed - I can see everything from my phone. Its a strange sense of comfort and security that I didn't know I was missing, until I had CCTV.
As an added bonus, our cameras have microphones enabled, which means I can hear what is happening around the home as well as see it. For a puppy mum, with 2 dogs, I can hear if my dogs are ok or barking all day long at the birds... Winning!
In our local area, Redcliffe, North of Brisbane, Qld - robbery reports are on the rise and we are getting an increasing number of requests for CCTV. If you are considering getting security cameras, don't wait until you've been robbed to get in on the action. Get your CCTV solution installed now and experience the comfort and control that your family and your home are under watch 24/7.
If you'd like a quote or more information on CCTV installation. Get in touch with us today. You won't regret it.
Richelle (busy working mum of the worlds cutest kids and puppies).
I get so many questions and calls from customers who just want some help or advice relating to their audio visual technology. I thought it would be a good idea to start capturing some of the common questions and try to provide an online resource for people to get information. So, I hope that you will find some of the information contained in these articles useful. I will try to add as many new relevant subjects as possible to keep you all in the know. I really do want to make AV easy for you too.