Looking To Improve Your Home Security But Not Sure Where To Look? Find The Right CCTV Installer For You With These Simple Tips
Many homeowners now look to install CCTV for their homes for added security, as a deterrent to burglars and to make their homes feel safer. However, when looking for a CCTV company, it can be difficult to know where to start or what to look for.
Allowing someone into your home to install CCTV requires trust and, as a big investment, it’s important to get it right the first time. So, choosing the right company for you is important to make sure your home is protected and the investment you make will last over the long-term.
In this blog, our Home CCTV Services Installation Team have been sharing their tips for finding the best home security company for you.
Check Credentials & Qualifications
When looking into any CCTV company, check their credentials and qualifications first. These credentials will reassure you that you’re choosing a reliable company who will complete the job properly and safely.
Talk To Friends & Family
Friends and family are the people closest to you and the people you trust the most so asking for their opinions on the CCTV services they have used or know of will help to provide you with honest advice and recommendations.
If friends and family were satisfied with the service they used, they’re likely to let you know. This also works if they were unhappy with the company they used as they’ll be keen to help you avoid any issues or problems they might have encountered.
If you know anyone who had had CCTV fitted in their homes recently, ask them about their experience and use it as a way to research a particular company. If they’ve had CCTV installed in their home, it’s likely they will have done their own research so will be able to tell you about more than just the company they used. This can help you save time on researching a number of companies.
Look At Google Reviews
It can be tricky to gauge whether a company is likely to offer a good service or not based on Google reviews because customers only tend to leave reviews when they’re really happy or really unsatisfied with a service. However, it can give you an idea of what you might expect from a particular company.
If you have a shortlist of CCTV companies you’re thinking of using, look up their Google Reviews and find out what others are saying about them.
If there are a significant number of poor reviews which outweigh the good, it may be an indication that the service is low or poor quality. In addition to finding out more about the general feeling towards a particular CCTV company, checking reviews will also help you to see how long they’ve been operating and how active they are in the market.
Check Local Social Media Pages
Social media is a great way to find out more about the companies in your area and to gather information about other people’s opinions, recommendations and experiences. Use local groups and buying and selling pages to find out more about CCTV companies in your area.
If there isn’t already much information out there, you can post on these pages to ask for recommendations yourself. Just make sure you check the company out and do your own research before choosing one based on a social media recommendation.
Take A Look At Local Forums
Local forums are another great channel for finding out more about other people’s opinions on the services offered in your area. If you want recommendations, just ask in local forums or look for old threads related to recommendations for CCTV companies.
This can also be an easier way to find a shortlist of CCTV companies rather than trawling through search engines or local service directories. Half of the research has already been done for you and people in your local area have trusted and recommended those companies so you’re more likely to find a service you’ll be satisfied with.
Local directories can provide you with information about where CCTV companies are located, what they can offer and customer reviews as well as links to their websites and social media channels so you can look into them in depth.
Communicate With Companies
One of the best ways to find out whether a CCTV company is the right fit for you and if they will offer the service you want, is by talking to them. Create a shortlist of companies and then give each of them a call to chat about your needs and requirements. Talking to the companies you want to use will give you a better idea of what they can offer.
If a company you look into responds and communicates with you in a timely and effective manner, this will be an indication of the service you can expect going forwards. You don’t want to be left with a company that doesn’t communicate well or respond to messages for a long time if you have a problem with your CCTV once it’s installed or if there’s a problem with installation.
We hope these tips help you to find the right CCTV company for you. If you’re still not sure, why not get in touch and we can help.