Contrary to popular belief, remote monitoring is an effective and accessible tool to ensure the protection of your home and the property that is dear to you. Overview of the advantages of this surveillance technology which still suffers from many a priori.
Previously confined to the surveillance of key places (stadiums, administrative buildings, museums, frequented places) or businesses, remote surveillance has now become very popular, to the point of even inviting itself into the very heart of our homes. If this process still suffers today from many a priori, its detractors willingly evoking the specter of Big Brother Orwellian, its effectiveness is however no longer to be demonstrated in terms of protection.
A study by the ONDRP (National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Response) highlighted a few years ago that remote surveillance equipment has a significant impact on break-ins and burglaries, either by deterring malicious people, or by causing them to flee during the break-in.
If you are looking to effectively protect your home, opting for such a system is therefore far from being a bad idea.
From camera to human: a complete ecosystem dedicated to protecting your home
Remote surveillance cannot be reduced to a single camera placed like a snitch. A complete remote monitoring system involves two complementary components that form an ecosystem capable of effectively protecting your home against dangers and intrusions.
On the one hand, we find the whole material installation which is based on surveillance cameras, specific sensors (movement, sound, etc.) and various devices dedicated to deterrence (powerful alarms, fog diffuser). The presence of an armored door or a lock equipped with a digicode can also play a major role in protecting your home and preventing intrusions. Often, a simple plate certifying the protection of the home or business is more of a deterrent than a very visible camera.
On the other side of this monitoring and alarming hardware are one or more human operators who are just as important. From their security PCs, these operators can intervene in the event of a glitch reported by the security devices. Specially trained, these agents can use the equipment installed (fog diffuser, loudspeaker, siren) to counter the burglary attempt, but also warn the police if the situation requires it.
The human factor also comes into play as soon as the monitoring device is installed in a home or business. A technician travels on site to establish a diagnosis of the premises, measure the risks (entry points, isolation) and define the protection system best suited to the situation. It is this complementarity between man and machine that makes modern remote surveillance systems a significant asset in the protection of your property and your loved ones.
Respect for privacy at the heart of the protection system
One of the major reproaches against remote surveillance systems is undoubtedly the intrusion into private life. A legitimate concern when we know that the device involves the installation of cameras and various sensors in the heart of your privacy, but in reality having no need to be.
If these devices are intended to prevent and alarm, they are not intended to spy on you. In the vast majority of cases, you are in control of your system. You decide when the cameras and sensors work by setting precise time slots, via remote activations and an app.
And if you decide to leave everything running when you are there (at night for example), be aware that the data is only transmitted to human operators in the event of an anomaly or intrusion. Also note that the vast majority of devices do not have a microphone and therefore cannot spy on your private conversations.
A system that is easy to install and very accessible
From the outside, installing and managing a security system can seem intrusive and complex. This is no longer the case. Companies like Verisure have worked hard to offer simple and effective solutions, at a price that is perfectly reasonable in relation to the services provided.
In most cases, after the visit of the technician in charge of evaluating your home, you will receive a kit adapted to your needs that you can easily upgrade over time. The supplied devices are simply installed, without the need for major work or running cables throughout your home.
As for the management of such a system, it has been greatly simplified. Everything now goes through a dedicated application that allows you, in a few moments:
- turn your system on or off;
- check the status of your alarm;
- to consult the images of your cameras;
- to obtain notifications in the event of a problem;
- to simply call the remote surveillance agents (in the event of health concerns or aggression for example).
Remote monitoring systems offer many advantages in the field of privacy protection. Simple to install, respectful of privacy, making good use of the complementarity between humans and technology, they are a significant advantage for your day-to-day peace of mind. They are also very affordable from major brands such as Verisure.