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Home Automation – Part 3

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Is your CCTV failing you

A safe haven?


There is a reason why the saying, “Home is where the heart is,” exists. We feel like we can drop our guards and be completely ourselves in our homes because it’s a safe place where we feel most secure and happy. A home is a place to where we can be at peace and harmony by shunning the life outside our shelter. But are we really living in a safe haven where we get all the above luxuries without a care in the world? Honestly, we live in a world which operates on totally opposite rules altogether. A study by FBI reveals that most burglaries happen between 6 AM and 6 PM. Most burglars do not want to risk encountering someone so they will try your home when you’re most likely to be at work. The most common hours for a burglary to occur are between 10am-3pm. To tackle this, we try and look for a measure to proof our home with devices which will actually take care of our home while we are away. People turn to technology in times of distress and frankly it never disappoints. CCTV or closed circuit television emerged into the picture and people accepted the video surveillance technology with open arms. Every house started installing it in their premise with the hope of safety and security from outside elements and protect their loved ones from any unfortunate events.

Do CCTV cameras prevent crime


CCTV came into the picture with the intention to reduce crime rates. The idea is to use these monitoring systems to identify potential perpetrators. It is intended to deter criminals from committing crimes with the sight of camera recording everything. When we talk about security and safety at homes amongst families, can we with certainty say that CCTV is doing a tremendous job with both the parameters? CCTV failure, the news item exposes stark realities of loopholes in the whole CCTV system. Doubts on CCTV’s ability to lessen crime frequency are now spreading as studies on CCTV effectiveness increases in numbers. The claims that well-planned CCTV can definitely contribute to crime prevention but the extent of its effectiveness is often overstated. You might not be interested in burglars but they are very interested in you, this write-up brings out all the reasons why burglars might get interested in your house even after all the hi-tech CCTV gadgets installed.

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