CCTV Vs Intruder Alarms

Looking to protect your home? The most popular options tend to be CCTV cameras and intruder alarms. If you are only thinking of installing one, it is important you know the benefits of them both and what they can offer to you. We have created a guide explaining the benefits of each system, so you can decide which will benefit you the most. Keep reading to find out which is best for you!

Security cameras

 CCTV cameras are powerful tools to capture live footage of events taking place in and around your home. Your cameras can send this footage to your mobile devices, so you can always see what is going on in your home. This increases your security, helping you to feel safer in your home. It also produces great evidence that can be sent to the police if necessary.

Intruder alarm

Intruder alarms make a loud sound when someone is entering your home when it is set. This is a good way to deter criminals from targetting you, as they will sound the alarm when they try to enter. They can detect movement such as opening windows and doors, as well as a person walking through the home.

Which is the best option?

To fully protect your home, it is a good idea to use both options together. This offers you complete protection. However, if this is not possible, you need to decide whether to protect the inside or outside of your home. Intruder alarms are a good way to protect the inside of your home, but they will not allow you to catch the intruder, especially if you are out when the alarm sounds. On the other hand, security cameras can be used to cover the inside and outside of your home and create clear evidence to be used in case of a crime. Cameras also allow you to see what is going on around your home at all times, which is another benefit that alarms do not give you.

Need a new security system in Watford?

Our team install both security systems across Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Watford, Kings Langley, Chesham, Tring, Abbots Langley, Radlett, Bovingdon, Amersham, Leavesden, London Colney and Berkhamsted. Your safety is our priority, so it is important to protect your home as best as possible. To get in touch, give us a call on 01442 383 169 or email us at You can also fill out the contact form on our website.