For some, purchasing a home security system may seem like a frivolous expense. Living in a safe neighborhood and locking your doors is all you need, right?
False. Home burglaries happen in all types of areas and neighborhoods. You could live in an area with a very low crime rate, but home invasions can still happen. A low crime rate does not mean that crimes do not occur. They still occur and you could be the one that they are happening to. Burglaries happen every thirteen seconds, so the chance of it happening to you is always possible.
How many times does your doorbell ring and you are not sure whether or not you want to answer it? With a home security system and doorbell camera, you could see who is at the door from your phone and decide whether or not you should or even want to open the door. You can install a doorbell security camera and check the camera feed when it notifies you that someone is at the door.
A security camera can have motion detector features as well. This could alert you when anything sets off the motion sensor. The motion sensor could even turn on driveway or sidewalk path lights when something or someone crosses the threshold. This is a great deterrent to keep unwanted visitors off your property.
Depending on how many cameras and security systems that you purchase and add to your home, you could see and be alerted to things happening on all sides of your home and the area around your home. If you have neighbors, this could help them as well as you. If your neighbor has something stolen from their home or yard, your security camera could likely see part of the thief or their car. Your neighbors would be so grateful!
Security systems can be installed inside of the home. An indoor camera can be beneficial for many reasons. If someone was to break into your home, you could see the areas that they infiltrated. That could be helpful when trying to find out everything that was either stolen or damaged. It can also give you a better angle of the thief to help with a police report. If you have children that are old enough to be left home, indoor cameras are a great way to be able to keep an eye on them while you are away for errands.
Does a security system 100% guarantee that you will never have a home invasion? Not necessarily, but nine out of ten burglars have been reported to say that if they saw a security system around a house, it would deter them from even attempting to break into the home.
Both an indoor and outdoor security system or camera are a great and important addition to your home. The presence of a camera, sensor, or alert, will help you take care of your home and your family even when you are away.