Just about every property, whether it is a business or a private home, seems to have cutting edge CCTV cameras these days. Not only do cameras give you peace of mind, when you know that CCTV can be a fabulous crime deterrent, but the fact that should a criminal try to break in and be caught on CCTV, there is undeniable evidence against them.
In this day and age, it is difficult to argue against the fact that CCTV is a must for any security set up.
But what is more useful than having simply closed circuit setups, is having infrared cameras.
Infrared cameras are the next level devices for those wanting to get even more out of their camera system, and they certainly come with an array of benefits:
They are resistant to damage
Infrared cameras are built to last. Unlike other cameras which have been known to easily take damage, it takes a lot to break or reduce the function of infrared CCTV. Sometimes, CCTV cameras are broken by criminals in order to avoid being seen. This led to encased cameras becoming the norm, even more so when they are infrared. Cameras are protected by a polycarbonate shell which is more than capable of withstanding a blow with a hammer. This makes them hugely reliable and just about completely tamperproof.
- Around the clock protection
During the day, most CCTV cameras show a pretty clear image while at night the image is somewhat unreliable. Infrared cameras are capable of showcasing crystal clear images both day and night, giving you better security. The night sensor, which can be a single, tiny red dot is just about invisible to the naked eye, which keeps the camera well hidden.
- Save energy
Generally, CCTV needs floodlights of some kind to light up areas at night in order to get a relatively clear image, and this, in turn, pushes up the energy bill. When bringing these costs into consideration, you will instantly realise how much more you will be paying out overall. Infrared cameras using LED bulbs have been proven to reduce costs related to energy while they also won’t need to be replaced all that often. LED lights are capable of reducing energy consumption by up to 80% when compared to regular lighting, while the light they provide is just as bright.
The best security is not the type that catches criminals in the act, rather, it is the type that makes criminals less likely to take a chance. CCTV is without a doubt one of the most effective security measures but it can be made that much more effective when you opt for infrared lighting. While once this type of camera was too pricey for the average home or business, it is now well within most budgets.