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      Where can I use RaiderVision?

      RaiderVision is commonly used on building sites to protect valuable assets and help secure scaffolding. It is used on either new build jobs or renovation projects. If you've got a vacant property or a Grade 1 listed building that needs securing, RaiderVision can help. Likewise, if you need a extra capacity in your factory or yard, RaiderVision can provide a virtual lock up. Caravan and car dealerships can also secure their assets using RaiderVision, particularly on larger sites with limited access to power. RaiderVision works fantastically in fields which means it been used to protect festivals and events, farm equipment, and for estate management.

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        CCTV for Self Builds: 4 Main Setbacks

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        For many people, the word ‘security’ might conjure up images of CCTV cameras perched high, silently monitoring potential intruders. 

        The two have become synonymous over time, so it should come as no surprise that many people immediately look to CCTV surveillance when they begin to think about securing their self-build project.

        However, CCTV is not for everyone, and it’s particularly unsuitable for self-build properties. We've examined 4 main setbacks of CCTV, specifically for self-build projects, for your consideration.  

        1. It's expensive 

        CCTV can be costly to set up. A basic 4 camera package will easily set you back at least £500, and this may not even be sufficient. The likelihood is that you will require multiple, higher quality cameras, setting you back potentially upwards of £900 from the off-set. 

        CCTV systems also require upkeep: for example, wires can become damaged and need replacing; cameras can burn out from the sun; the screens can break. These will all be additional costs for you to bear. 

        1. It's restrictive 

        Since CCTV requires the use of wires to operate, you'll need a power source, which means limitations on where you can place or position the system. You might only be able to install it in one area, or you may not even be able to install it at all in the earlier stages of your home’s construction. You may also need to factor in the additional hazard of wires on site. 

        1. It's invasive 

        With data protection an ever-evolving topic, we are becoming more and more aware of – and concerned with – our privacy.

        CCTV surveillance likely will not sit well with residents local to your property, who probably do not want to be recorded in their own neighbourhood. There are also a number of laws surrounding the use of domestic CCTV that you will need to abide by. 

        1. It's not preventative 

        CCTV does not alert you to an intruder, it simply shows you what happened after an incident has occurred. Most of the time, it does not even do that: CCTV cameras are instantly recognisable, so an intruder will rarely look directly up and into the lens, rendering a lot of footage useless when it comes to prosecution.

        Moreover, the statistics are not convincing that CCTV prevents crime: one College of Policing study estimated that, on average, approximately 16% of all crime is prevented by the presence of CCTV. However, the same study did find that CCTV was more effective at preventing crime when used in conjunction with other security solutions. 

        Final Thoughts 

        None of this is to say that you can't use CCTV to protect your property. Of course you can, and it may well work for you.

        If you can afford it, have a reliable power source, are in a remote area where it will not meet resistance from local residentsand if you use it in conjunction with a system that alerts you when it detects an intruder, CCTV can be a useful supplement to a continuously monitored security system.

        Moreover, being aware of the setbacks of CCTV and addressing them can help you to select the right security system – or systems – for your needs. Ultimately, it'll give you confidence in whatever security solution you choose. 

        Why not check out our website to learn all about how RaiderVision can protect your Self Build Home?