Installation, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Protect Your Home by Installing Security Cameras – Part 1

In the past many people considered the installation of home video surveillance equipment as a drastic and expensive security measure. Due to the affordability and accessibility of CCTV technology, currently it seems to be an unusual decision if homeowners do not take this step to protect their family and property.


Technological advances have resulted in significant advancements in the quality of video cameras, recording capabilities, and overall affordability of CCTV systems.


A video surveillance system enables homeowners to watch their homes from most anywhere and anytime. The following will discuss the reasons why it is wise to install a CCTV security system at your home.


Deter Crime


The mere presence of an outdoor camera can deter criminals, but it’s extremely dangerous to rely on dummy cameras because seasoned burglars can typically spot them easily. In most cases, thieves will case a home before they rob it, and if they spot cameras installed by a professional alarm system, they will most likely abort the burglary attempt.


Studies have found 40% of burglaries take place during the work day when residents are away from home. Burglars gain entry through the front door in 70% of their break-ins. Thus, the placement of CCTV cameras is crucial for a successful installation.


Law Enforcement Assistance


In the event of a break-in at your home, having a professionally installed video surveillance system will record the crime in high definition. Law enforcement and the justice system will be able to utilize the video recording to help arrest and prosecute the burglars. The evidence can also be used in the recovery of stolen property.


Checking On Family and Pets


Although a video surveillance system is primarily used for protecting a home and its residents, security cameras also enable homeowners to check on family and pets while away at work. Working parents are often left in a quandary wondering how they will monitor their children after they return home from school in the mid-afternoon. A camera security system will allow busy homeowners to check on their kids, seniors, and pets with a remote monitoring feature that includes an app on their smartphones.


Part 2 will cover Reduce Insurance Costs, Cost Effectiveness, and Peace of Mind.


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