Unexpected Benefits of a Residential Integrated Access Control and CCTV System

Posted by Kevin Cameron on Jan 10, 2022 2:30:00 PM

AdobeStock_64686957We write a lot of blog posts aimed at businesses, telling them the benefits of an integrated access control CCTV security system. But we would be remiss if we didn’t address security solutions for residential homeowners and/or renters. 

It’s hard to watch or listen to, but the fact is that crime is most definitely on the rise. For example, it’s risen drastically in the Queensland city of Townsville. Townsville is now considered one of the world’s hot spots for crime. In the year 2019, 3,005 unlawful entry offenses and 2,232 property damage incidents were reported in the area.

But it’s not just there. In 2017, the Courier Mail reported that assaults in the Brunswick Street Mall, located in Brisbane, had risen 38% in a 12 month period. Meanwhile, Fortitude Valley saw an increase in reported assaults by 59%. Clearly the suburbs of Brisbane are becoming threatening.

Unfortunately, our guess is all of these numbers and statistics are much higher today. Because of that, the fact is, according to Statista, South Australia and West Australia homes see 38% and 27% use of security cameras, respectively, to protect against burglary. And more and more residents are going with integrated access control in a CCTV system.

Are you? If no, why not?

Benefits of a Home Security System

We’ve talked about the benefits of a home security system before. A CCTV system can help you:

  • Protect your family

  • Keep tabs on your kids

  • Get medical help

  • Reduce insurance costs

  • Maintain peace of mind if you’re alone

Plus, they really are easy to install. However, these are just the basic benefits. There are others you may not be thinking about.

What is Access Control

First off, let’s explain what access control is. Access control is the way in which you determine who can enter your house. In short, it validates visitors and prevents intruders. Access control devices include:

  • Keycards

  • Smartphones

  • Keypads

  • Intercom systems

  • Facial recognition

Amp It Up With Integrated Access Control

As we said, there are additional benefits to integrating access control into a new or existing CCTV security system. Ones that you may not have thought about. For example:


  • Protection against Liability: Access control integration comes with a recording device. Someone claiming to trip on your driveway? Now you have video proof if it actually didn’t happen. This can help you avoid litigation.

  • Keeping a better eye on your kids: Access control comes with cameras. Which can be placed anywhere. If your kids are home before you are, not only can you see that they’re home safe, but you can see what they’re up to.

  • Keeping an eye on pets: Those cameras can also keep an eye on your pets staying at home while you’re out. A watchful eye on them can help keep them safe.

  • Helping out your neighbors: A strategically placed camera outside of your house can also pick up unwanted visitors casing the neighborhood. A call to your neighbors or law enforcement could help stop an intrusion.


Four Walls Security: The Experts on CCTV with Integrated Access Control

So there you have it. Some of the basic benefits and a few unexpected benefits of integrating access control into a new or existing CCTV security system. Now to be clear, there is a lot to go into the decision of which system is right for you. Fortunately, Four Walls Security can help. We can help you find a reliable and affordable system that works best for your needs.  We are experts when it comes to access control and CCTV solutions. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote today.


Topics: Cloud CCTV Systems, Home CCTV system, Access Control for Business, cctv solution, CCTV system


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