Do you remember watching old spy movies and seeing a security guard falling asleep in front of a row of live footage screens? That was old-fashioned CCTV, which required someone to watch everything live to catch any suspicious activity. CCTV, or Closed-Circuit Television, is a private network of TV surveillance that allows you to keep tabs on everything that happens on your property.
Before the digital age, CCTV and security systems were separate.
However, with the rise of new integrations and technology, more homeowners are able to have a home with a fully-integrated a CCTV and home alarm system. The alarm system’s sensors replace the security guard of the old spy movies, making the home a protected space at all times.
Home Alarm and CCTV Systems: Can These Integrate?
The short answer is yes, but you’ll need to have these conditions in place for integration to succeed. This fusion is possible but it will take some searching to find a company that can do it well. Since CCTV is analog and not digital, it will take some extra expertise to get it to work with newer security systems.
- The security system you choose must be compatible with CCTV systems. This means you should check with the alarm system provider to make sure that their team can integrate their system with a CCTV system.
- You’ll need the right connection to your security system provider, whether it’s VOIP, a landline, or a cellular uplink.
One important thing to keep in mind is that since these systems are both independent and intelligent, you’ll need a professional to successfully integrate them. You’ll want accurate time stamps for your digital records and full accessibility from one control panel or device. Whenever you’re in doubt of the installation process, it’s best to get the help of experienced professionals.
On the other hand, if you want to go fully digital, IP cameras function much like a CCTV system but with added perks like unlimited digital storage and higher resolution cameras. Ask us about these devices and if they’re right for your home.
The Benefits of Video Surveillance with a home security system
While video surveillance can identify intruders and record evidence of crimes, cameras can’t stop intruders while they’re in your home. Integrating a video feed with a monitored security system is your best bet against stopping crimes as they’re happening. You can also get extra features like audio feeds and speakers where you can speak directly to anyone who comes to your property. You’ll also have accurate time stamps to know when everything occurred.
Get Protected Today
Protect America is fully equipped to integrate a quality CCTV system with a highly responsive home alarm system. If you want to experience the joy and peace and mind from a video-monitored home, contact us today. Our friendly customer service agents are ready to give you a free quote and get you set up with a great security system that meets your needs.