Why Your Home Can Benefit from Security CamerasMay 6, 2020 11:29 am Leave your thoughts
In our last blog we examined the need for physical security for businesses including the use of security cameras and surveillance. Today, we’ll take a look at residential benefits of using similar technology to keep homeowners, family members, and their property safe from intruders.
Security cameras are no longer a rare “add on” to many homes. They have become a system that many homeowners use to keep track of family members, track who can gain access to their front door, and to maintain security when family members are not at home. Some families are even using the surveillance systems to allow remote access to the property for landscapers, babysitters, and utility workers who need to gain entrance.
Today’s security cameras are used both for the interior and exterior of a home. They are unobtrusive and can be hidden in ways most visitors would not notice. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of a security camera system for your home.
The number one reason most homeowners invest in a surveillance system is to deter would-be thieves. According to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, property crime rates, while on a downward trend, still account for one burglary every 13 seconds!
Crime experts have found that burglars often “case” a location well before breaking and entering the home. If they see a security system or surveillance system, they often move on to a less secure home. A home security camera can be a great way of preventing your home from being burglarized in the first place.
Helping Police and Justice System
Should your home be burglarized, your security system and surveillance data can be a great help to the police and the courts in prosecuting the criminals who entered your home illegally. Video evidence is much more reliable than eyewitness testimony.
Keeping an Eye on Family
If you have teens, young children, older parents, or even pets that you want to keep an eye on remotely, surveillance cameras may be a good option for you. Most systems that have a camera allow the owners to log in and remotely check on their home and family members while at work, or when they are simply away from the house. This can give peace of mind to those who are caring for aging parents, yet still need to step out for a few hours.
Many insurance policies now give a rebate or discount for homeowners who use surveillance systems associated with their security system. Check with your insurance agent about the potential that your premiums could decrease due to a comprehensive security system to protect your home and family.