Because your entire home CCTV system can be in the palm of your hand - you don't need to get out of bed or off the sofa to know what's happening in and around your home!
Better yet, with the home CCTV systems we install, you don't even need to be at home to watch the footage. As long as you have an internet connection, you can check up on your home at any time - whether you're in the supermarket or sitting by a pool in the Bahamas!
Thanks to the mega-fast up to 5G internet speeds on mobile devices these days, you can now watch live and recorded footage from your CCTV system anywhere in the world, even without a Wi-Fi connection (although it will use your mobile data, so be aware of your allowance).
The CCTV app that we encourage homeowners to install not only lets you view pre-recorded film, but also live stream footage that you can view from anywhere in the world.
Here's a breakdown of the features and benefits:
The capacity and capabilities of this app not only make it the ideal tool for home CCTV viewing, but also for businesses with bigger systems and more cameras.
Of course, we wouldn't endorse a product that we haven't tried, tested and loved ourselves. That's why we use the CCTV viewing app at the Blake Fire & Security Systems HQ, in the heart of Southend, Essex.
Take a look at the image below to get an idea of what you will see on your mobile phone or tablet.
In this image we have a crystal clear view of the car park from every angle because we are viewing all of the camera footage on one screen. However, you can pick and choose which cameras you want to view at any time.
It is quick and easy to switch between the car park and the office with the tap of a button. Our friendly engineer will show you how to do that when they have installed your system.
For those who like to travel often and don't have trusted neighbours or family to keep an eye on things, leaving your home unattended for long periods of time can be enough to ruin your trip.
It's still important to make your home look lived in though, and the Police offer some good burglary prevention tips for holiday makers:
DID YOU KNOW: Big piles of mail on your doorstep are a sign that the house is empty which puts you at the additional risk of identity theft if your confidential information ends up in the wrong hands. Get more tips here!
A professionally installed CCTV system is one way to prevent a break in... but what else could you be doing?
It's Blake's NSI Gold and SSAIB accreditations that allow us to pass our expertise on to homeowners, like you.
This 5 min quick quiz addresses potential security weak points in your property you might not think of! Look at your home through a burglar's eyes... is it as safe as you thought?
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