Security needs to be a priority for homeowners in 2020. Read on for some considerations.
Firstly, don’t ignore your basic line of defence when it comes to security. Before you even start considering alarm systems and CCTV, you need to look into secure fences and gates. A reputable company like eComposite Products is a good place to start with this.
There is a lot that needs to be taken into account when determining whether you need outdoor CCTV cameras, CCTV in your home, or a mixture of the both. What sorts of things are considered?
Different factors that need to be discussed include how many hours of footage can be recorded, the quality of the footage, and the energy efficiency of the system. A specialist will advise you on the different options they have, and the pros and cons of each.
The main difference between indoor and outdoor cameras is that the latter is made to withstand various light conditions and weather conditions. As you know, the weather in the UK is erratic throughout the year, and often gloomy. You do not need to worry about humidity, frost, moisture, snow or rain with outdoor CCTV cameras. These cameras can also deal with low light conditions.
One thing you do need to keep in mind, however, is that outdoor CCTV cameras are going to be more susceptible to tampering. This is why outdoor equipment is made from durable materials, so they are not easily removed or broken. Indoor cameras tend to be a lot lighter and smaller, with numerous styles to select from.
You should also consider a card and token system. Not only do these systems provide homeowners with peace of mind, but they also reduce the expense and hassle that is associated with lost or stolen keys. Plus, when you choose an electronic door entry system, you can be sure of a solution that is tailored to suit your home.
How does a card and token system work?
Swipe card door entry systems simply require you to present a tag or a card, and you will be able to enter. Most companies have proximity cards available, which are extremely convenient. This is a ‘contactless’ smart card, which does not need to be inserted into a reader device.
Reasons to invest in a card and token access control system
- Improve home security – No matter whether you live in a house or a flat, keyless door entry systems can boost security significantly. You have control over who enters your home, and you don’t need to worry about lost or stolen keys being copied.
- Deactivate tokens – If a card has become lost, you can simply deactivate it. You don’t have to go through the hassle of getting your locks changed and new keys issued.
- Give tokens to trusted family and friends – Getting keys cut for your close family and friends is expensive and a lot of hassle. However, it is easy for you to issue them a token to use.
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