Vacant Property CCTV

What is vacant property monitored CCTV?

Vacant property CCTV describes systems designed for round-the-clock protection. These devices can be installed on any kind of vacant building, whether an empty residential/commercial property or an unoccupied site waiting for development.

Without an effective surveillance system, unoccupied buildings are at constant risk of theft, vandalism, trespassers and squatters. But with CCTV for empty locations, building owners can get extra protection against criminal damage.

Different types of vacant property CCTV

The best type of CCTV will depend on your site’s connection to a power source and its proximity to woodlands.


Wireless CCTV

Vacant properties are often disconnected from gas, electricity and water.

It’s this lack of access that can make installing wired vacant property CCTV systems difficult. While these conventional devices need a mains-connected live power source to operate, wireless CCTV systems are capable of running independently.

This type of empty location CCTV is designed specifically for buildings in remote locations. If an alarm is triggered or suspicious activity is detected, these wireless detectors will then send an alert to monitoring teams.

If you own an empty property, you can typically choose between an entirely wireless CCTV system powered by battery packs or a solar system that uses the mobile network and rechargeable batteries.

CCTV Towers

Although state-of-the-art camera systems are capable of covering vast areas, it can be challenging for ordinary wireless CCTV installations to monitor certain locations. Particularly those in remote places with expansive outdoor areas or those that back onto public trails, forests, or open land.

For buildings that will be unoccupied for an extended period (or if your property borders an unsupervised potential entry point), a tower may be the most suitable type of empty location CCTV. These towers may be put up temporarily or permanently.

Visually verified alarms

Visually verified alarms are the most suitable kind of CCTV for empty locations with physical security or those that deal with a significant amount of false reports.

These wireless property alarms can reduce the volume of wasteful callouts by collating still images and creating 10-second clips.

What are the benefits of installing monitored CCTV?

Crime prevention

Investing in vacant property CCTV can act as a significant deterrent to criminal activities.

The visible presence of cameras can discourage potential intruders. At the same time, the ability to monitor and respond to suspicious activities in real time greatly reduces the risk of vandalism, theft, and other crimes.​

Enhanced visibility of all premises

With strategically placed cameras, every corner of a vacant property can be monitored. Comprehensive coverage ensures that no area is left unobserved and can make it difficult for intruders to find blind spots.

Camera footage for evidence

In the unfortunate event of a crime, the recorded footage from CCTV systems serves as valuable evidence. These cameras can aid law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting offenders, as well as support insurance claims for any damages or losses incurred.

Interested? Contact our experienced and friendly team and we can have your property secured in hours.

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