Whether you're looking to buy a new home or operate a business premises, arranging and paying for insurance is a crucial, yet a time-consuming and costly task. A great way to bring those costs down – as well as to give your property the best protection possible – is the installation of a CCTV security system. With the abilities of a modern system being able to record in high-definition and deliver images to a secure location, many insurance companies openly encourage their customers to install CCTV to improve their security and to save on costs.
Here at Maxtag, we are CCTV Installers in Kensington, elsewhere in London and throughout the UK.
Maxtag – High-Quality CCTV Installers In Kensington.
In 2017, we are celebrating 20 years of providing security solutions to all manner of businesses and homeowners. Having built up an unrivalled experience and knowledge of the security industry, we are confident that we will be able to provide you with your perfect security system. The fact that we've spent so long in the industry should suggest the quality of our service – please visit our testimonials page to see what our clients have to say about our services.
Why Insurance Discounts For CCTV?
With the aim of any insurance company to make money, simply by collecting their premiums without having to pay out – this is why they are keen that the proprieties that they offer protection for, are as secure as possible. As such, they will offer homes and business properties that are secure, a lower insurance rate, as they are less of a risk for them to pay out. This provides a happy medium for both parties – the company isn't likely to pay out and the property owner will be able to pay a much lower rate for their crucial (and often required) insurance policy.
The role of the CCTV system in this works in a number of ways. Firstly (and crucially, for the insurance company) it's more likely that visible CCTV systems will act as a deterrent to anyone intent on causing damage to the property. This is why many people used to install 'dummy' CCTV systems – often they did provide a deterrent, but persistent troublemakers would often be able to spot a dummy system, from a genuine one. As the cost of CCTV in general has dramatically reduced in the last two decades, these unreliable props are slowly growing rarer, however. Another method in which troublemakers may 'chance their arm' with, are old types of CCTV systems that offer a relatively poor quality of recording. With the deterrent provided by modern, high-definition CCTV – insurance companies will feel more confident in offering a low-cost policy.
Secondly, if anything does happen to or within the property, the owner will be able to view the footage in its crystal-clear detail, giving the authorities the best chance with which to identify the troublemakers. In turn, this presents a great chance of recovering any items that may have been stolen, for example, further pleasing the insurance company as they will not be paying out for items that have no chance of being recovered.
Choosing The Right CCTV Security System.
Dependent on your circumstances, you may require one camera or a whole network to cover the areas that you need to. One of the best features of modern CCTV networking is that most of the systems can use any existing cameras that are already in place – making for a more cost-effective security solution.
One of our more popular CCTV systems for domestic and commercial properties, that our CCTV installers in Kensington have been implementing, is the H.265+ from Hikvision. Able to record images at an incredible frame rate, they are able to work in a wide variety of environments either on their own or as part of a wider network. One of the other great features of this camera is that it's able to send images to a secure storage location – even stream images to a mobile phone or tablet device.
An example of a popular CCTV solution for retailers is the installation of Internet Protocol (IP) cameras. Able to be connected as part of a vast network, IP cameras can completely cover the store and communicate with each other and the console that the system is operated from. One of the other great features of these cameras is that are able to send and receive data through a Network Video Recorder, via WiFi or the Cloud – making for a flexible and easy-to-use system.
It's estimated that putting in place effective security measures on your property will cut down your insurance bill by 20%. When viewed over the long term, that initial outlay for the CCTV security system will be quickly recouped – and what's left is a high-quality camera system that will give you many more years of effective and efficient security.
Experienced CCTV Installers In Kensington, London and Throughout The UK
If you would like to learn more about how CCTV security can help your home or business, or for any further information on any of our security systems, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our CCTV installers in Kensington today. You can give us a call on 0800 044 3160 or alternatively, you can send an e-mail enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.