We all want to know that our investments are worth it, especially when it comes to property.
Now that you have decided that your vacant property needs CCTV monitoring (see our latest blog on 5 uses for CCTV), the next step is finding a system that you know is worth every penny.
By installing CCTV into your empty property, you can prevent damage costs, lower insurance fees and avoid any delays in the sale of properties that experience any issues when vacant.
So, how do you maximise the cost efficiency of your CCTV system so that you can be confident in your investment?
Let’s take a look at the cost related questions surrounding Videoguard wireless CCTV and how much money you can save as a property owner by implementing this type of system.
Do I Need To Purchase CCTV For A Property That Is Only Temporarily Vacant?
Many companies, such as Secure Site UK, offer a rental service for CCTV. This allows clients to reduce their initial financial investment and only pay for the security they need.
This means that you are able to pay for CCTV protection as and when you need it, which squashes any concerns surrounding wasted protection. For example, it might be that your property is only going to be vacant for 6 weeks, so you’re looking for a short-term solution that offers the same amount of protection as a permanent one.
Furthermore, rental schemes also offer a reduction of the initial cost for CCTV, plus bespoke minimum rental periods to suit the site.
If you are concerned about high up-front costs, turning to a company that offers rental CCTV could be the right solution.
Can Investing In Monitoring CCTV Save Me Money In The Long Run?
Like with every investment you make, you want to know that you’re getting the most for your money. In the current climate of forever evolving technology, of course you will want to be confident that this investment for your property is worthwhile.
With VideoGuard CCTV, and similar wireless CCTV systems, you can be sure to prevent costs that would be caused by a successful intruder. Some of these costs could be:
- Theft of costly or sentimental items
- Graffiti damage that will result in professional cleaning
- Property damage such as broken windows and doors
- Increased insurance premiums
- Loss of rental income
- Decreased property value and the reputation of your property business (if applicable)
- Increased vacancy costs – the property may need to be vacant for longer than anticipated
- Legal fees as a result of an illegal break in with repercussions
These are just a selection of the costs that you could be faced with as a vacant property owner if a break-in is to be successful.
By investing in monitoring CCTV that runs on batteries and data sim, you can protect all of these elements, while being assured that you’re not overspending on powering a vacant property.
What Are The Long-Term Savings That CCTV Monitoring Can Make?
Among the initial costs linked to physical damage and loss, such as stolen or damaged property, the loss of positive reputation is something many property owners will be determined to avoid.
This type of longer-term cost, along with loss of rental income and further vacancy costs, can be the most concerning to property owners. Ultimately, no one wants to keep a property vacant for longer than necessary, so securing it effectively is of the highest importance.
Preventing delays by securing a wireless CCTV system can save you both time and money in the property chain. For example, if you are re-selling or re-letting, repairs and clearance work will create a significant delay that can be avoided by investing in the right CCTV equipment.
Furthermore, damage to your reputation can be an even longer process to rectify once an intrusion is successful. Not only for insurance purposes, where premiums will rise, but for business and further sales.
Therefore, using wireless CCTV can save money on issues that have an ongoing, potentially permanent, impact on your property.
Are There Any Hidden Costs Once The CCTV Is Installed?
Budget is important to you as a property owner, which is why it’s important to work with a company that offers simplicity.
As you will want to be fully confident that your system is working efficiently, to successfully deter and protect your property from intruders, inspections will be necessary.
With the VideoGuard system, and many other CCTV systems available, monitoring comes as standard with the system at no extra cost. For example, there are no data charges for SIM cards, which come inclusive in the rental package of this system.
When you rent a CCTV system such as VideoGuard, this includes monitoring by an alarm receiving centre. Once an alarm is sounded, an officer will attend for an extra call out fee. However, this will only be charged if the alarm is genuine, which can reassure you regarding the lack of hidden fees.
In short, once you have invested in your system, a company such as Secure Site UK will be there to ensure the efficiency of the equipment, so this would be no concern to you as a customer.
How You Can Maximise Your Cost Savings On CCTV Monitoring
All property owners want to be confident that their CCTV investments are protecting their property.
By relying on VideoGuard CCTV for this, you can be assured that equipment and cost efficiency are both of upmost importance.
In terms of cost saving, you can expect to save money on repairs, insurance and property delays.
CCTV can deter potential intruders, monitor all activity and provide evidence of a break-in. All of these assist in cost saving, which means any upfront cost becomes a worthwhile investment.
If you are looking to invest in a CCTV system, and would like further advice on cost, speak to an expert at Secure Site UK. You can discuss your property needs and be confident that your security requirements are met with the best product for you.
Make sure to get in touch with a professional today.