While our elderly citizens may have wisdom and experience, sadly their advancing age often makes them a prime target for criminals. From distraction burglaries to criminal damage and even assault, seniors and their property are at risk. Furthermore, an investigation by The Express found that crime against the over 65s has risen by 258% in 10 years, with 26,474 crimes reported in just one year.
So if you or someone you know is over the age of 65, understandably you want to take steps to protect them. In today’s post, we will look at how remote CCTV monitoring can help.
What is remote CCTV?
Remote CCTV is a great way to protect your home, it allows for your security systems to be monitored by a control room. That means if an intruder is detected, not only will the control room be immediately notified, but they can also issue verbal warnings and alert the police. The control room also acts as a third party, who will not only better monitor the situation, but also provide a credible witness statement to the police. The benefits of remote CCTV is that it can be set to a specific time or switched on 24/7. It’s also highly useful if you are away from the property, which is why many businesses use it instead of hiring a traditional security guard. Remote CCTV is ideal for both commercial and home use.
Giving You Peace Of Mind
The sad reality is that the older a person becomes, the less likely they are to be able to defend themselves and their property should an intruder strike. Or if their property is the subject of antisocial behaviour or even criminal damage. While it’s a good idea to brush up on your home security, remote CCTV can give homeowners and their families that extra peace of mind. On a basic level, cameras are watching all the goings-on of your premises. However, as the images are being transmitted to specially trained operators, it means there is always a human to intervene if needed. Taking home security seriously is such an important part of getting older and so remote CCTV monitoring could be an amazing benefit.
It’s Simple To Use
While seniors are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, understandably this is not the case for everyone. Overcomplicated technology can be a barrier for the elderly. However, with remote CCTV monitoring, the images are transmitted to an external party. That means you don’t have to physically monitor everything yourself. An experienced security provider can also advise on the best place to install your CCTV too. Compared with buying a camera yourself and trying to figure it out, remote CCTV gets you up and running fast. More importantly, everything is in hand.
No Need For Physical Confrontation
Perhaps one of the biggest worries, when the elderly are targeted, is when they go to investigate. Even if you are just trying to get a better look at some suspicious behaviour, it can be a huge risk if you don’t know who’s out there. With remote CCTV monitoring, the area is already being watched. Better still, you don’t have to intervene. If something doesn’t look right and motion has been detected, the suspect will be closely monitored. If it’s determined they are a threat to your safety or property, then they will be dealt with on your behalf. That means you, or the person concerned doesn’t have to put themselves in a potentially dangerous situation.
To Sum up
Remote CCTV is an excellent way to protect your home, and more importantly the occupants inside of it. For the elderly in particular, it can provide some much-needed peace of mind. After all, it’s impossible to protect senior citizens all of the time, especially when they live alone. Knowing that the CCTV surrounding their home is connected to industry professionals who are ready to help at a moment’s notice, means they are less likely to fall victim to an attack. In combination with other security methods, remote CCTV will help keep seniors safe.
Are you looking to install remote CCTV in your business or home? Drop us a line on IRE 01 691 7100 | UK 028 8676 1183 and our friendly team will be more than happy to help.