R. L. Walters
Celebrities Love for Security
Who needs CCTV security systems? Perhaps all of us could do with one. Security is a hot issue, because it is a way for an individual, couple or family to protect their home and themselves. Celebrities are likely to have many valuables and so are very concerned about installing CCTV security systems.
George Clooney, the American filmmaker and actor, thought along the same lines, for he planned to install a network of 18 CCTV cameras around his mansion in Oxfordshire, UK. The mansion has a library, gym, boathouse, and guest cottage, and so it can be argued that he has a lot to protect. On the other hand, there were concerns that these 18 CCTV cameras would invade neighbors' privacy - still, it is certainly true that these cameras can also make them safer. Few would dare invade the neighbor of a celebrity.
Sometimes CCTV security systems are tested. There is the case of Simon Cowell, an entrepreneur and a judge on the British TV series Pop Idol, who also has a mansion which is equipped with security cameras. However there was an invasion, which was captured by the cameras.
Jay Z and Beyonce have also installed a security system that is equipped with security cameras. Armed guards are also present, and they are constantly there and available to protect the couple and their home.
Rapper 50 Cent is someone who is very serious about security, since he has survived past attacks. He puts in $1 million per year to protect his mansion in Connecticut. His security system includes camera surveillance and round-the-clock security, and there have been no reported attacks since its installation.
David and Victoria Beckham, a couple with four children, invest $1 million on security each year and their security system includes CCTV security cameras. Furthermore, they have a panic room where family members can hide in the case that an intruder does break in.
Rihanna, a celebrity who is loved by fans, also invests in a security system. There is a private road leading up to the home, and along that road, there are security cameras keeping a watch. There is an obvious need to protect her home since it is valued at $12 million, and intruders may think it is a good target to invade. However, security cameras along the road may be a good idea, because they can provide footage about the cars coming and going.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have a baby named North West, and they spend millions on their security system which also includes security cameras. Additionally they have security guards that are on alert 24 hours a day, to keep watch on the family and the home.
Many other celebrities have also thought about protecting their homes from unwanted intruders. Brad and Angelina, a celebrity couple with six children, understand how important it is to protect their own and their children's lives. So they spent $325 million to upgrade their home security, and so their equipment is perhaps very sophisticated, which can make any intruder realize there is a high chance of capture. This security system includes motion-triggered cameras, fingerprint identification to get access to some parts of their home, and trained specialists from the Special Air Services to guard and protect their home throughout the day. So far, there have been no reports of theft or intrusion.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have taken the traditional approach regarding securing their beautiful California home. While it is true that motion sensors and surveillance cameras have been installed, it is also true that the celebrity couple have placed a moat around their home, just like past kingdoms used to do. It seems to be working for them because so far, they are living peacefully and there are no reports of thievery or attack.
The actor Johnny Depp has a Los Angeles home, which resembles a castle, with its towers and round turrets. There is only one entrance, and it has a gate. He protects it with skilled staff and technology. Security cameras and alarm systems are part of his protection plan. Additionally he has guards to keep a watch on the home and the outside world.
Some celebrities have been robbed, and for anyone, this is a troubling event. Investing in CCTV security systems is definitely worth the money, and when the security is constant, with 24-hour surveillance, chances are that there will be no invaders. If there is an invasion, security cameras can possibly catch it and give clues to investigators. A good and effective security system is therefore worth the money.