Homes are the providers of many things in our lives. They are a place to work, a place to relax, a place to play and a place to flourish. In many ways, the home may be the most important place of all in our day to day existence. This sense of preciousness of total reliance and loving, explains why home invasions are some of the most frightening possibilities to consider. They are an unpredictable and chaotic force of malevolence, entirely disruptive to our confidence that we are safe in our own house.
While nothing can completely prevent the possibility of a break in, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the chances of a home invasion, from the keeping of good home safety habits to the maintenance of all door and window locks. One of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of burglary and other forms of intrusion is the installation of a personal security system. These camera systems come in many different forms, all of which share the common trait of being statistically proven to dramatically reduce break ins.
There are two main types of home security camera systems: standalone (or DIY), and serviced. DIY camera systems are installed and maintained by the homeowner. Their cameras are not actively monitored by anyone, but instead are overseen by a program and readily streamable by the homeowner through an accompanying application. Videos are also uploaded through WI-FI to cloud storage, where they are readily available for viewing at any time. They are the more affordable variety of security system being that the units themselves are less expensive and they do not require a subscription to a monitoring service for functionality. They are perfect for homes in remote or less populated areas as these areas are often not serviced by security monitoring companies.
Serviced security camera systems come coupled with a security monitoring service. This means that the status of your house is watched over 24/7 by a specially trained crew of service providers. Once alarms are started, they do not stop until an employee has verified that nothing strange is occurring in the designated home, guaranteeing that home intruders are not able to disarm the alarms themselves. If something suspicious is detected, the company will contact local authority promptly. Serviced home security systems are a bit more pricey since they require a service fee but are the more secure option overall. They also have the benefit of accompanying maintenance specialists who will fix your system if something goes awry.
Both types of home security camera systems can greatly improve the safety of a home. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, capabilities and price points, which means that no matter the type of home you have, there is probably a home security camera system that fits your particular lifestyle and needs. While all security systems have a cost, it is undeniably worth considering them for the safety and mental security they provide.