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    How effective are CCTV systems?

    Security Specialists

    Does CCTV really deter burglars and if so to what extent? Do you have any stats on this I could check out, please? I’m a very factually oriented person so seeing the actual statistics would really help give me piece of mind if buying CCTV. Thank you.

    Asked by Sharon on 18th Feb 2021
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    JS Security Solutions

    "Hi Sharon,

    A potential intruder is less likely to target a house with CCTV, let’s be honest, who really wants to see their face on camera. The same applies to intruder alarms, they are both great deterrents.

    Regarding statistics I can’t find any other than statements, reporting the same.

    We find it more the customers peace of mind once a system is fitted.

    Hope this helps a little


    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Dynamic Electrical and Security Solutions Ltd

    "Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems are indeed an effective deterrent against burglars and other crimes. In a 2012 study, over 400 incarcerated burglars were surveyed regarding what prompted them to select or ignore a particular target."

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Eye C U Ltd

    "They are effective and a deterenet , if you were to install a CCTV system I would choose the ne HIK ColourVu the camaeras have a small light on them in darkness so thiefs know you have the most up to date system ."

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "All CCTV must come with a sign on your window or a sign on your wall saying you have CCTV, and better lighting outside, and get colour cameras which are day and night."

    Answered on 18th Oct 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    thompson security services ltd

    "The cctv can deter burglars because if they see it they wont come to your house and l don't have any on here but l can come and give you a free quotation"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Gate Automation Guy

    "Burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs, according to a panel of former criminals. The most effective deterrents for home burglaries and car theft were CCTV cameras, the panel said. ..."

    Answered on 19th Feb 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

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