Residential and commercial security systems have made huge advancements in the last few years. Thanks to better technology, mobile apps and the Internet of Things, security systems are now more reliable and secure than ever.
Here are 4 signs that you need to upgrade your home or business security system – and therefore improve your protection against increasingly sophisticated criminals!
Your Security Footage Is Blurry
To put it bluntly, your security footage is worthless if it doesn’t provide clear images. After all, what is the point of having CCTV is the footage is too blurry to provide useful, identifying information like the faces/features of criminals?
Most modern security systems are high resolution, and you don’t have to break the bank to get high-quality footage. Current HD resolution formats include 1.0 megapixel (720p), 1.3 megapixel (960p), 2 megapixel (1080p), 3 megapixel, 5 megapixel, 8 megapixel (4K UHD), 12 megapixel and 33 megapixel (8K UHD). We recommend that you stick to at least 4 megapixels.
There’s No Remote Viewing or Control
If your security system doesn’t offer remote viewing, you are living in the stone age! With remote viewing, you can access your security footage from anywhere, using a phone, tablet or computer. Gone are the days when you had to return home to check the footage! Many systems come with a smartphone app and are part of a larger ‘smart home’ network – meaning they work in tandem with devices like thermostats, locks, speakers, sensors and lights – all of which can be controlled and coordinated through the app.
You Have Wired Sensors
Do you still have wired sensors on your windows or doors? This is a security risk, because criminals can easily cut these wires with scissors and disable the system. For the best window/door sensors, opt for wireless sensors that can’t be foiled so easily!
Your System Uses Land Lines
If your CCTV camera system uses a landline to connect to the police, it is probably time for an upgrade. Why? Because criminals can easily find out where your phone lines are located and cut the lines – thus preventing you from receiving the assistance you need. Modern, state-of-the-art systems use a wireless mobile connection to communicate. The connection is dedicated to your security / smart home signalling and isn’t shared with any other service like the internet, phone or TV (which could impact performance).
Upgrade Your Security System – Contact Pro Caliber Security Systems
We provide the most current and value-added commercial and residential security systems available. Want a free quote for your security upgrade? Just get in touch today! We can provide you with a whole new system, or maximise your existing system through new security technology!