SHOULD YOU PAIR CCTVS WITH DOOR ENTRY AUTOMATION?
There is a one common practical rule many homes and premises security planners subscribe to - if you can get more security, go ahead and get it. In other words, there's no such thing as too much security.
Viewed from this perspective, the question of whether you should pay your CCTV unit with door entry automation is pretty much a no-brainer.
If you can get access to affordable CCTV protection, then do so. Door entry automation can help you restrict access but if that fails, then your CCTV will at least capture the image of the perpetrators; making the police investigation easier. This also helps you with your insurance claims.
Make it easier on yourself by investing on a CCTV system. The great thing about this is that as time goes by, newer models that come with more improved technology can be availed at a lower price. Not only are we talking about CCTVs that record footage for a far longer time, they also produce clear images. Many are quite intelligent in the sense that they know where to shift their focus and record, based on prior patterns.
Whatever the case may be, look to back up your door entry automation; don't put all your eggs in one basket. Even the best automated door system breaks down occasionally. You should pair it with another supplemental safety and security device; a CCTV network is definitely a good idea. You should also consider other security features for your home or small business.