Home security is one of the aspects that not everyone pays enough attention to when buying ore retrofitting their homes. However, the cost of a robbery or the risk of any other crimes cannot be underestimated. You often do not get insurance coverage for all of your losses. Camera surveillance can also provide other benefits than deterrence of criminal activities. Hence, there are many reasons why you may want to use a CCTV camera surveillance system. We shall take a look at some of them here.
Deterrence of criminal activities
This is the first reason that comes to mind when you think of home security, so let’s take at this first. A CCTV camera system deters criminals in many ways. It is well known that burglars don’t randomly break into any home, they often stalk potential targets. Having camera system visible to any stalker sends a clear message that you are serious about home security, and hence your house is a harder target than others. In case a crime occurs anyway, the police have valuable evidence to conduct an investigation and hence are more likely to actually successfully find and prosecute the criminals. This element is likely to deter criminals in the first place and will likely stop any burglaries before they even happen.
Monitoring of kids
Strategically placed camera surveillance system overlooking your backyard will allow you to monitor your kids playing in the yard from a convenient location, for example, your kitchen or your living room. In case of internet connected system, you can monitor your kids from anywhere on your mobile device. You can also check if your kids have returned from school even if you are not at home.
Notifications about missed visitors or package deliveries
Internet-connected cameras with motion detection installed at your front door can notify if you had any visitors or actual package delivery attempts when you were away. Some shady delivery companies are known to falsely claim delivery attempts, so a surveillance system will help you in your case. Also, if you miss any visitors while you are away, you will be able to get notifications and see the person who visited.