Could the horrors that you hear about in the news occur in your own home? If you want to avoid having your name splashed across the front page of the morning paper because you were found butchered in your bed, then it is absolutely imperative to consider a home security system for your home, and a good place to start is with domestic CCTV systems, because CCTV surveillance cameras are a powerful method for the detection of crime before it actually happens.

Cameras can also be set to record what’s going on outside your home while you are out, like keeping an eye on your car. In South Africa today, we could all do with an extra pair of eyes watching over our security, and domestic CCTV systems to a great job keeping an eye open and sending signals to a specific location, like your PC.

CCTV systems are commonly used to monitor banks and shopping malls, but these days, more people are installing domestic CCTV systems in their homes. There are different types of CCTV systems available … digital, wired and wireless, their modes of operation varying; however, the basic components are more or less the same.

When choosing a camera you’ll have to consider two aspects: the viewable image size and your preference of black/white or colour, bearing in mind that black and white cameras perform better than colour cameras in areas with poor lighting.

While it’s true that the market has been flooded with cheap quality products, at Tandem Security we can install innovative modern domestic CCTV systems at a great price, and which are devoted to the security of your home. Surveillance cameras and monitor systems allow you to keep an eye and ear on any part of the home, so that you can identify callers at the door or lurking in your garden, because whether you like it or not, you have an important role to play in making life difficult for criminals.