Harefield Gazette - - HOME ADVICE -

Take ad­vice from lo­cal po­lice, and lock­smiths be­fore in­stalling cam­eras.

En­sure cam­eras point in the right di­rec­tions and record the blind spots such as trees, sheds, and parked cars.

IP CCTV sys­tems are cam­eras that use your net­work or in­ter­net por­tal to send images to your com­puter’s router, al­low­ing you to ac­cess the footage over the in­ter­net from re­mote lo­ca­tions.

Don’t use wire­less cam­eras within the home as thieves could pick up the sig­nal and dis­cover a lot more about your prop­erty’s lay­out. In­ter­nal cam­eras can point crim­i­nals to parts of your home where you are most likely to keep valu­ables.

You need more ex­pen­sive high res­o­lu­tion cam­eras if the po­lice are to rely on the ev­i­dence in court.

Cam­eras are just part of a home se­cu­rity sys­tem. In­vest in locks, se­cu­rity lights, alarms and gravel (it’s noisy) near your home.

The Which? web­site has re­views of cam­eras and other home se­cu­rity de­vices.

Bur­glars want a quick and sim­ple tar­get. CCTV cam­eras could help de­ter them

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