Your home security should, foremost, protect you, your family and your home. Unfortunately, many Australian homeowners are falling trap to DIY home security cameras or unlicensed installers. But why? Well, CCTV cameras and DVRs (digital video recorders) are available everywhere: your local electronics store, eBay, online. They're even being sold to homeowners by their electricians, tradesmen and home entertainment installers. They may seem reasonably priced, the installation convenient and quick; but what's the real price?
Head into your local electronics store and compare the security cameras they're using in store and the cameras they're selling to homeowners on the floor. You'll find the quality between what someone finds as good enough for their own personal use often varies wildly from what they'd happily sell to you. And in an industry unregulated, where unlicensed and untrained installers ploy their trade freely, it's often too late before you realise your security system is totally ineffectual.
And we don't mean simply turning on. We mean really working. How can you be sure your security system has cameras that are effectively tracking activity on your property and communicating that data so that, in the case of an emergency, the right people can be there to help? Its called the 5-Diamond Certification from the Central Station Alarm Association. It's something only the top 130 security providers worldwide have ever attained. Not a single Australian security provider has achieved 5-Diamond status. Which means we're Australia's highest-graded security professionals.
We're also certified AS2201.2 Grade A1 by ASIAL (Australian Security Industry Association) â€” A1 is the highest grading you can get. And that's an important list for your security provider to be on, because police can refuse to accept calls from non-certified monitoring centres and insurers can deny claims if a non-standards compliant system is in use.
When you go with a trusted A1 security provider you can rest assured you're installation is the hands of a licensed professional. Because they're trained to best create a security blueprint of your property, you know that your home is being safely monitored from multiple angles, with cameras able to track any intruder's path. This means that your security monitoring provider is able to locate a burglar as soon as they enter the property and help the police track them down. If the perpetrator happens to get away, Calamity's law enforcement-grade surveillance cameras can help identify and ultimately apprehend them.
Using unlicensed and untrained security providers can lose you money. Initially, you'll be paying for home security cameras that simply aren't up to scratch. Along the line, if and when your home is broken in to, you'll struggle to get your insurance claim approved because your security system didn't meet the compliance standards of your insurance provider.
Head over to our Home Security System Installation page to find out more about how Calamity can help keep your family safe.