Caught (up) on camera – the evolution of CCTV, and how it’s got ‘smart’

Security cameras have been commonplace in many homes across the world for years now, giving homeowners the peace of mind that their property is secure while they’re away.

Flash forward to today, and advances in smart technology, and the popularity of smartphones and tablets, have allowed for the creation of smart CCTV cameras. With many homeowners now owning smartphones, consumers are becoming more interested in integrated home security. Smart camera kits can not only ensure you that your home is securely protected, but you can now also check in on your home whilst you’re away, via a smartphone or tablet, giving you the ultimate peace of mind.

With recent researchfrom OnePoll, on behalf of Smart Home Week, revealing that 48% of people are interested in using smart technology for locks and security cameras*, the demand for these CCTV systems is clear. People want the ability to check in on their home when they’re away; a third of people asked said they would benefit from smart cameras in their homes*.

With consumers becoming even more concerned about home security in recent years, homeowners are looking to spend on high quality systems to ensure they get superior protection. The recent survey also revealed that 63% of people are expecting their spending of smart home products to rise over the next year*.

To help meet this consumer demand, Yale has recently revealed their latest offering; launched its Smart Home CCTV kits. Built to work with the Yale View app, you can check in on your home from wherever you are in the world thanks to high-definition wireless streaming, or simply check on the footage when you get home with DVR playback.

Stephen Roberts, marketing manager at Yale UK said: “With the rise in demand for smart security solutions, we are always looking for the opportunity to bring something new to our customers. The Smart CCTV range is another exciting part of our security offerings, giving homeowners unprecedented access to their security systems from wherever they are.”

“The new cameras are very versatile, with new features including intelligent search and facial recognition, and the system is easily expandable with WiFi cameras that can be used to view inside the property. These features allow our customers to feel safe in the knowledge that their home is secure.”

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*An independent market research survey of 2000 adults completed by OnePoll on behalf of Smart Home Week. The study covered knowledge and attitudes towards the smart home and its future.