The Rise of CCTV For the Home

Though burglary rates are falling steadily across the UK, crime is still a serious issue in many parts of the country. Around 31% of burglaries take place during the day when the home in unoccupied, though the hour between midnight and 1am is still the most common time for burglars to strike.

In around 41% of burglaries, the main things that are taken are expensive electrical items like laptops and cameras. Around 33% of victims have cash stolen while 31% find jewellery has been take from their home. With only 16% of burglary victims in the UK getting their stuff back, preventing a break in is the best way to keep your family, and your belongings, safe and sound.

CCTV for the home

The best way to protect your home from opportunistic thieves is to place deterrents prominently around your property. Though tough locks, good windows and strong doors will all help to deter thieves, one of the best ways to protect your home is to install a CCTV system.

Affordable and effective, home CCTV systems can be set up inside and outside your property, providing you with a complete home security solution and ensuring burglars will think twice before targeting your property.


Most burglars are opportunists. They target houses with windows left open, weak locks on the doors or properties that are obviously unoccupied. Burglars don’t want to be caught, so any security installations that will increase their chances of being caught will deter thieves from targeting your home.

As CCTV hugely increases the potential for identification and conviction, most burglars will avoid homes fitted with comprehensive systems. This will dramatically reduce the chances of your home being targeted, helping to keep your family and your home out of reach of thieves.


If your home is broken into, your CCTV system will give you a valuable weapon in the fight to find the burglars and have them convicted. Video is incredibly powerful evidence and a thief will be hard pressed to deny their crime if you have high quality images of them breaking into your home.

Installing CCTV in the home

If you’re planning to install a home CCTV system, it’s important that you employ the expertise of a professional company. CCTV cameras need to be carefully sited in order to avoid infringing on your neighbours’ privacy and to ensure they cover as much of your property as possible.

To find out more about installing a CCTV system on your property, get in touch with the Home Lighting team today.