Telecommuting may just be a dream for most of us, but for a lucky few it is their reality. Modern computing can allow employees to remotely access their company’s computer systems and work without having to endure the daily commute. Others have set up home-based businesses, where their home doubles as their company office.
If you’re working from home you may think you’re safe from unwanted intrusions, but that’s not always the case. If you have a dedicated home office, is it in a far corner of your house or a converted loft? Are you confident that you’d be able to hear someone breaking in?
You can increase your home security and your own safety by investing in a home CCTV system. Here are a handful of reasons as to why CCTV is a very good idea.
You can tie your CCTV into your home computer system
If you are telecommuting, then there is a good chance that you are using your home computer for work. Modern CCTV systems can work in tandem with your computer, allowing you to monitor your home security system without ever leaving your chair.
You can buy CCTV cameras that connect wirelessly to your broadband router. You then use software to view live camera footage on your PC. If you do hear a noise from somewhere in your home, you can quickly check to see what’s happening on your computer. This system takes it even further, allowing you to view the CCTV footage when you are away from home. All you need is a smartphone or tablet with which you that can connect to the internet.
Burglars are not the only unwanted callers
If you do invest in a CCTV system, you can install a camera over your front door. When the doorbell rings you can quickly see who is calling. This means that if you are in the middle of something important you don’t have to get up to answer to door to a cold caller or an unwanted visitor.
Some burglars try to get people to answer the door and then force entry. Having a CCTV system means you can be extra secure in this respect.
Working from your office?
Most telecommuting jobs involve going into the office from time to time to attend meetings or to see your manager. When you are at work, having a visible CCTV system acts as a great deterrent. Furthermore, if you can access the internet via your company’s network, you can still keep tabs on what’s happening at home. You can control your cameras remotely and create the illusion that you are still at home, even if you’re hundreds of miles away.
A home CCTV system genuinely is one of the best ways to increase your home security, and therefore, your own level of personal safety. If you spend the majority of your working time at home, then installing a CCTV system will be a great benefit you and your working life.
Contact Angel Security today for more information about our CCTV installation services in Surrey.