As a homeowner, it can often be difficult to rid yourself of the ever-looming specter of home invasion. After all, it seems like every nightly news report and police blotter page is strewn with examples proving just how easily a burglar, stalker, or even a violent criminal can case your house while you and your family are asleep or out. With cases of breaking in omnipresent in all forms of media, it can be prove challenging to secure peace of mind when it comes to protecting your home.
Fortunately, studies have shown that there are measures you can take which can dramatically decrease your chance of experiencing a break in. One of the most effective things you can do is to install a home security system with a camera. Home security cameras are in fact one of the best measures you can take with a study at the University of North Carolina finding that the presence of a security camera system was the single largest deterrent to potential burglars.
Having a camera installed can prevent crimes from occurring in your household in a variety of ways. Cameras posted outside your house can catch intruders investigating the layout of your home, a common strategy used by many would-be burglars. By reviewing the footage from your camera, you can identify risks to your home security and alert authorities, stopping crimes before they even occur. This practice dramatically reduces your risk of experiencing a violent encounter and is made easier by modern “smart” motion detectors, which are built into most security systems and cameras on the market and will only record videos if lifelike movements are detected.
The other way home security cameras prevents crime is by allowing you to monitor your home in real time while you are out. Many current models of camera on the market have WiFi compatibility, and will stream the camera feed to an application. This way, you can periodically check on the state of your house on your smartphone, tablet or laptop, allowing you to catch criminals while they work.
Given the fact that the majority of home related thefts occur when the burglars have observed that the occupants have left the residence, apprehending the criminals in the act can protect your assets and prevent any nasty surprises when you come home. Indoors security cameras can also have the additional benefit of allowing you to check on any pets or children, making sure that they are safe and not causing too much mischief.
Most commercial models of home security camera with cloud and WiFi compatibility will cost you anywhere between one to three hundred dollars. This may seem a bit pricey, but modern cameras are designed to be entirely weather and accident proof, and will provide decades of service. Some popular security cameras are the Nest camera, which is stylishly designed and unobtrusive, and the Netgear Arlo line of cameras, which are sturdy, boast exceptional nighttime vision and are designed to last outdoors. Investing in a home security system with cameras not only helps you secure your home and family, but also your peace of mind.