30 JULY 2012 -
Concern over rampant crime has led an increasing number of middle-income urbanites to install closed-circuit television that allows them to observe what is going on in their homes.
Sin Chew Daily reported that it is projected that Malaysians have spent RM5 million per month on purchasing CCTV equipment.
Security equipment distributors said most of their customers are middle-income people living in terrace houses, condominiums and flats who pay between RM3,000 and RM10,000 to install a default package of eight cameras, a television set and a DVR recorder.
Market prices for CCTV cameras range from RM150 to RM600 a unit. A basic DVR recording device costs around RM1,500.
Checks by The Star showed that homeowners usually had CCTV cameras installed in the porch, side and back areas, living room, kitchen, stairs and bedrooms.