Why Should You Install CCTV In Your Home?

Society is used to seeing security cameras in commercial areas and safe-guarding valuables. Both small and large businesses as well as local and federal governments all use CCTV to protect their property, so why shouldn’t we?

Over the last 5-10 years CCTV has become significantly more prevelant in households and community spaces, a lot of this is due to the improvements in quality and affordability. As we want to protect what is ours, doesn’t it make sense to get CCTV for your home? At Smarter Homes Australia we see your security as an investment with high returns. 

Security cameras help keep locations safe through three primary methods. First, there is real-time surveillance that enables homeowners or business owners to discover and report any threat as soon as they arise through phone and monitor notifications. The second is utilising recorded footage that can be reviewed if a crime or other issue is uncovered or suspected at a later time. The third is an active deterrence system which is an alarm system built into the cameras that produce an audible siren deterring any wrong-doers.


There are many incredible benefits to the security camera systems we install over Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Redlands. I have outlined 5 of the most important reasons to install CCTV in your home below:

1. Insurance Deductions

While you might not install a CCTV camera purely for financial gain, saving money is always a great benefit. Many insurance companies offer lower premiums to properties with adequate security upgrades – whether that’s video surveillance or otherwise. This is because CCTV reduces the likelihood of you making a claim by firstly deterring criminals and secondly making it easier to identify culprits even when crime does occur.

2. Aids Identification of Criminals

CCTV is not just a preventative system, it can also help bring criminals to justice. In the case that your home is the target of an attack, CCTV footage becomes an valuable piece of evidence for law enforcement. In fact, when reporting home attacks/robberies to police, many will suggest the installation of security cameras to prevent future attacks. 

3. Crime Deterrent

As mentioned above, the mere presence of CCTV cameras around a premises greatly decreases the likelihood of an attack. (Insert stat). That’s because criminals generally go for easier homes and tend to skip those with cameras, alarms and pets. To make the most of your CCTV, clearly advertise its presence on your property to ensure that unwanted guests stay well away. Many of our systems including the wireless system (insert link) and our advanced wired system include inbuilt alarms for each camera as well as sensor light LED technology. This further deters any unwanted behaviour to help keep your family safe. 

4. Peace of Mind

Peace of mind is something that cannot be understated. Knowing you can keep watch over your home during the evening, at work and be notified of any unwanted visitors is priceless. The added benefit of being able to monitor your home through live view saving you potential danger is a significant factor for CCTV setup.

5. Keep Your Community Safe

CCTV has a far-reaching impact beyond just your own property. Studies have shown that the more homes that have CCTV installed in a neighbourhood, the greater the safetyt. (Insert studies). Even when a home isn’t directly targeted, it’s not uncommon to find community members sharing security footage picked up by their cameras on Facebook groups and any other helpful information in relation to crimes.

6. (Bonus) Minimal Maintenance 

If you’re still debating whether or not to install CCTV in your home, remember that CCTV  are a security upgrade that require very little maintenance after installation. Outside of the occasional check-up, CCTV is the ultimate set-and-forget addition to any home. Your system will last you for years to come and if you install through us, you’ll be provided ongoing support with a substantial warranty period. 

In Summary

With over fifty 5-star Google Reviews, we are proud to be the leading provider of home automation and security solutions. If you are looking for security solutions including security cameras (CCTV), alarm systems, Smart Deadbolts and much more, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have serviced hundreds of homes across Brisbane, Redlands, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and other areas of South-East Queensland. 

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