When it comes to a home security system, there are a few different pieces of equipment that make up the system as a whole. Some of the most important components of your home security system are the cameras. Security cameras serve a great purpose in helping to deter criminals and in keeping an eye on your property for you at all times, as well as a myriad of other benefits.
If you are considering upgrading your home security system to include cameras, talk to our team at Fifteen Alarms. We can help outfit your home with the perfect security camera system, as well as help you utilize those cameras in the best way possible. We provide home security system installations and monitoring throughout Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, Southwind, Germantown, Whitehaven, and Arlington.
Read on to learn more about why your home needs security cameras and how you can keep your home protected through this simple measure. Feel free to also reach out at any time to talk to our team about your home security needs.
Deterrent for Break-Ins
One of the reasons that your home should have a full security camera system installed is because the presence of those cameras will help to deter crime. According to a study performed by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the majority of burglars said that when they are trying to choose a target, they look for homes without the presence of outdoor cameras or other surveillance equipment. In addition, “Approximately 83 percent said they would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target if there was an alarm on-site.”
This means that by simply having cameras and alarms present on your property, you can lower your chances of a burglar picking your home as their target. It is important to note that in order for this to be effective, your cameras need to be placed properly so that any potential thieves will be alerted to their presence.
For example, a camera placed above your doorway will let intruders know that a close eye is being kept on your front doorstep. This can even help with ensuring boxes that are placed on your doorstep are not stolen while you are away at work.
Recorded Evidence for Stolen Items
While your security cameras’ presence will often be enough to keep thieves at bay, some burglars may still persist in attempting to rob your home. This is why it is important to not simply purchase fake cameras that are inoperable but to instead have functional cameras around your property paired with an alarm system.
If someone does break into your home and the cameras are operating properly, you will have recorded evidence of what occurred. This can help law enforcement track down thieves, it can help you as you file insurance claims, and it can also aid the police when your alarm system gives them a call. They will have a perfect understanding of what is going on in the home via your surveillance cameras.
Added Peace of Mind When Away
Whether you are at work or on vacation, a home security camera system will provide you with added peace of mind. With one tap of your mobile phone, you can access your camera system and check in on your property.
Perhaps you want to be able to check up on your kids while you are at the store running errands to ensure they are safe. Maybe you want to take a look at your property while you are gone on a long trip to make sure everything is still standing. No matter how you use the camera system, it will help reassure you that your home is secure while you are away.
You can also use your security system to keep an eye out for package deliveries, as well as to check in on contractors who are performing work at your home. If you have furry pals in your home, you can even use your home security system to check up on them and make sure they are doing ok throughout the day.
Potential for Lower Insurance Premiums
One benefit of a security camera system is the potential for lowered insurance premiums. Due to the fact that break-ins are less likely to occur at homes with security systems present, your insurance company will often cut you a break in the cost of your plan. This saved money can go towards paying for an affordable home security system.
If you have recently installed a home security system or you are contemplating doing so, give your insurance carrier a quick call to see what they can offer you in exchange for improved security.
The Importance of Professionally Installed Camera Systems
It is apparent from the above benefits that a home security camera system can be a worthwhile investment. However, in order to enjoy the benefits listed above, you need to ensure that the camera system is properly installed. Shoddy workmanship can lead to camera failure and a system that isn’t properly mapped out can leave the potential for gaps in coverage.
When you opt for Fifteen Alarms for your home security system in Memphis, we will help create the perfect plan for your camera system. We will begin by determining the number of cameras that your property needs and the best locations for each camera. Then we will get to work carefully installing each camera to ensure the best operation of the system as a whole.
Finally, you can enjoy the peace of mind a home camera security system provides. Utilize our mobile app on the go to ensure your home is secure no matter where you are. If you would like more information about the installation of a security camera system, please reach out to our team today. We look forward to helping you. Again, we work with homeowners throughout Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, Southwind, Germantown, Whitehaven, and Arlington.