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Why you need an electrician for home security installation

  • CCTV installation in Melbourne

“Safe as houses” – that’s what they say, isn’t it?

Your home is your personal castle. And like any castle security is key – only this time, it isn’t besieging armies or knights in shining armour, but people who plan on taking your stuff!

There’s no room for complacency when it comes to home security. 

While there’s some good news out there – there’s been a decrease of 27% in Melbourne’s aggravated burglary rates – that doesn’t mean that you should let up. You can’t afford to put home security as your lowest priority.

That means that you may need to think about CCTV installation in Melbourne to protect your home and everything inside, especially for when you are away from home.

So whether you are building your home or would like to tighten your home security system, then you need the help of a domestic electrician in Melbourne.

Is a home security system worth it? One word: yes!

Protect your assets and valuables

If we’re going to start with the benefits of a home security system, we may as well start with the most obvious one.

Protecting your home from burglars and intruders are the main purpose of home security measures. Whether it’s alarms, CCTV installation or both, these systems can have a strong deterrent effect, keeping your home secure 24/7.

Discourages ne’er do wells

The lion’s share of crime is opportunistic – someone sees an easy target, weighs up the risks and decides whether or not to strike.

A visible security and CCTV system significantly raises the chances of being spotted and identified, shifting the scales and making the risks simply too high.

The result? They’ll decide against action, and move on.


And we aren’t just talking about how a security system can bring down your insurance premiums, either – cameras can also help with insurance claims in the future.

For example, say you’ve left your car parked on the street and somebody has clipped it. A CCTV system covering the front of your home ensures that you’ll have evidence you weren’t at fault when filing an insurance claim, increasing the likelihood of receiving a payout.

Peace-of-mind while you’re out and about

If you are away from home for a couple of days or weeks, you won’t need to rely on neighbours to keep an eye on things.

Many modern CCTV and security systems allow you to remotely see what’s going on at your home, with activity logs and even real-time feeds for you to check up on your home while you’re away.

Benefits for businesses

It isn’t just homeowners who can benefit from security and in particular, CCTV systems.

As a business owner, you’re probably familiar with these situations:

  • A customer causing trouble
  • Someone claiming an accident was your fault
  • Goods being stolen or stock going missing
  • Conflict between the staff while you’re attending to your responsibilities

Oftentimes, these can come down to “he-said, she-said” – with CCTV installation however, you’re able to now verify this information, and find out what really went on.

Not only does it help uncover the truth, but in some cases it can even protect you from negligence lawsuits by potentially revealing that an accident may have been deliberate.

Just to be clear, these are pretty extreme cases – then again, isn’t that what security systems are designed to protect you against in the first place?

What is the easiest home security system to install?

If you ask us, this is a funny question to be asking – in our opinion, this is the type of job that should be left to a local electrician.

Thanks to their expertise, the process should go smoothly, with the type of system not coming into the picture at all.

Whether it’s a CCTV system or a home alarm, the difference between the two is minimal – what matters more is the size of your system and its scope.

And of course, you can’t forget about all the electronic extras that can be installed to boost your security even further such as:

  • Intercoms
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Electronic locks

Curious what digital locks are? Want to learn how an intercom can keep you safe? Interested in security lighting? Our team is happy to answer all your questions!

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Should I call an electrician for my home security system?

You’re not a licensed electrician – and take our word for it, as a job that involves a lot of wires and switches, you’re going to want to hand your home security installation off to a 24 hour licensed electrician.

Professionally installed home security systems will always have the edge over DIY installation, every single time whether it’s basic CCTV installation or a more complex network.

Simply put, DIY electrical wiring is dangerous, full-stop. Not only is there the inherent risk, but there’s also no recourse if things go wrong – home and health insurers aren’t very fond of DIY accidents and mistakes!

When you hire an expert electrician, you can rest easy knowing you’re being looked after by a professional – even in the most complex installation.

In addition to their professional skills and workmanship, choosing a professional will also mean that you’ll have a fountain of advice to refer to whenever you need it. Whether you have questions about sensor placement, extras or anything else, our electricians in Melbourne are here to answer them!

Lastly, how much does it cost to have a home security system installed?

It isn’t just installation time that can depend on your system – so too can the cost.

As a job that’s tailored to your property, there’s no fixed price – the fact of the matter is how big your quote will be will depend on:

  • Your home
  • The number of sensors or cameras
  • How many extras you’ve decided on
  • Whether it’s a wired or wireless system
  • The model of system you’ve chosen
  • How extensive your system is

Whatever you decide on however, our team of sparkies ensure that you aren’t left with any unwelcome surprises.

Unlike a lot of other electricians, we endeavour to give you an upfront price that you sign off on before we get to work.

And unlike others, we stick to this price – any unexpected changes that might drive up your quote will need to get your signoff before we get to work, allowing you to decide whether or not you want to foot the bill for it.

Do you need CCTV installation in Melbourne?

Then you’ll want to call Briggs Electrical!

Prioritise home security effective and functional CCTV and home security system installation in Melbourne.

Whether you upgrade your home security system or are in the process of building your home and want to keep it safe from unwelcome visitors, you can rely on the expertise of the team at Briggs Electrical!

Our domestic and commercial electricians in Moorabbin do much more than install CCTV cameras – we also look after your home or business’ security with:

  • Motion detectors
  • Intercoms
  • Security alarms
  • Complete security systems
  • Emergency and exit lighting

How can we help you? Find out by calling Briggs on 1300 300 222 or lodge a job with us today.