With the number of home burglaries increasing every year, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to make sure that they have a proper home security system, which should include both visible and hidden cameras. A good home security is one of the best ways to keep yourself and your home from becoming another statistic.
Cameras for Home Security
You don’t want all of your home security to be hidden. With visible security measures such as signs in the yard, window decals and visible security cameras, would-be burglars will see that you’re prepared and will move on somewhere else. With a hidden camera, burglars with be under the impression that they aren’t being monitored while you can call the police and have them caught in the act. While you might have to repair a door or window, you won’t have to worry about any of your neighbors and friends who don’t have a security system being burgled. While home security cameras can be very different, they still serve the united purpose of keeping you and your neighbors safe.
Digital Home Security Cameras
A digital hidden cam video will not only capture home intruders, they’ll also record their actions, which can be used as evidence later or a way to identify them. Some of the options you’ll have for collecting video evidence include DVDs, USBs and CDs. Alternatively, you can share the information through email. If you’re away from your home and you have a digital home security camera, you can access the feed on your smartphone or through a computer with access to the Internet.
If you have a security monitor to go with your security camera, you can watch the camera feed right as it’s taking place in real time. The advantage of this is that you can watch suspicious events and activities as they’re taking place and alert the police if need be. This is better than watching a video feed that’s hours old when the criminals have already moved on. The advantage of a home security system is two-fold: it lets you keep an eye on what’s going on inside and outside of your home while you’re there, and makes would-be intruders think twice when you aren’t home.
The only thing better than having an effective home security system is having an equally effective monitored alarm system. With the camera you can capture the images of the intruders and with the monitored alarm system you can keep them from getting their hands on any of your possessions, and keep you from having to unnecessarily spend money to replace those possessions or file an insurance claim. A monitored alarm system will also keep your family safe if the intruders happen to break into your home while everyone is asleep.
If you’re a homeowner, think about protecting your home and your family with a home security system. Besides preventing a robbery, a home security system can help you keep an eye on your kids without physically being present with them in the house. If you’re taking care of someone who’s elderly or disabled, you’ll also be able to keep them safer with a few well-placed cameras.
This is a guest post article by Eric Worden of brickhousesecurity.com a site that offers current information about hidden cam video.