What’s The Difference Between a Burglar Alarm and CCTV?

A burglar alarm and CCTV (closed-circuit television) system are both security systems, but they serve different purposes.

A burglar alarm is a system that is designed to detect intrusion or unauthorized entry into a building or area. It typically consists of sensors, such as door and window contacts, motion detectors, and glass break detectors, that are placed around the perimeter of the building. When an alarm is triggered, it will emit a loud noise to deter intruders and alert the occupants of the building to the intrusion, also it can alert a remote monitoring center and/or the local authorities.

CCTV, on the other hand, is a surveillance system that uses cameras to capture video footage of an area. CCTV footage can be viewed in real-time or recorded for later viewing, and it’s typically used to monitor a specific area, or multiple areas, to deter crime, or to identify and prosecute criminals. CCTV cameras can be used both inside and outside of the building, allowing a wide range of coverage.

While both systems can work separately, they can also work together to provide a more comprehensive security solution. The burglar alarm will detect an intrusion and notify the authorities, the CCTV can record footage of the event, which can be used as evidence. By combining these two security systems, businesses can have a better chance of catching intruders and deterring crime.

It’s worth noting that these trends are constantly evolving, and new technologies and techniques are being developed all the time. It’s important to stay informed about the latest security trends and to consult with a professional to determine which solutions would be the best fit for your specific business needs.  Click here for your free consultation.