Home security cameras can provide comfort and peace of mind. They can be your eyes and ears when you’re not around and can deter criminals from breaking into your home. Aside from the obvious benefits of home security cameras, there are also other uses for security cameras such as baby monitors or an extra set of eyes on your pet.
Main Benefits of Home Security Cameras
The main benefit to investing in a security system would be pretty synonymous across the board – peace of mind. Who wouldn’t want their property and family safe and protected? Whether you choose a wired or wireless system, they increase your home security by allowing you to check in on your property from wherever you are! A very popular option that people choose is having a live feed hooked up to your home wifi so you can check on your home from a smartphone or computer and get immediate alerts of an unusual activity. Regardless of how you choose to monitor your home, the benefit of ensuring the safety of your family is one that cannot be overlooked.
Other Benefits Of Home Security Cameras?
When thinking about home security, the main use many think of would be to prevent burglaries and break-ins. A statistic from 2018 shows that the number of burglaries in America have decreased, but the value of property stolen has increased. This means that even though less homes are being rummaged through, the value or amount of “things” being stolen has actually become worse. There was also a study of incarcerated burglars that showed that indicators of increased security were considered by most burglars when selecting a target.
If this is not a concern of yours, there are many other uses for home security systems outside of policing your property. Keeping an eye on your pets or family members, especially children, would be great alternative uses. Higher-end security cameras have facial recognition and can send an alert telling you exactly who is at your front door. Two-way audio on indoor or outdoor cameras can also help in communication when you’re not home, acting as an intercom.
We Understand Privacy Concerns
A concern some have is a lack of privacy within the home. If I have a camera and an intercom and every corner of the house is being watched, is there any room for me to live my life? It is very important to make sure every member of your household knows where the cameras are and is comfortable with the system. A big way to avoid discomfort, as well, is to avoid installing cameras in personal bedrooms. It makes more sense if you have a young child, but once a human is self-sufficient enough, un-install.
There are always steps you can take to minimize security and privacy risks of your recorded content, but a concern a lot of people have is hackers. If you choose a wifi dependent system, footage gets immediately uploaded to the cloud. I know, it sounds a bit daunting, but the cloud is used so widely because of its continual upgrades and safety features. The chances of a hacker actually getting into any cloud system is very minimal.
What Are the Most Important Home Security Features?
The first thing to decide is whether you want your home security camera to be based on a trigger (like movement or sound) or record footage continuously. The security package you will choose will be heavily dependent on this. If we are solely talking about security systems that have a camera – an important feature of a lot of these is the camera quality. Every feature comes with an option of the bare minimum, but some of these cameras can continuously record in 4K! This would be helpful in identifying a burglar or zooming in on a license plate that is parked outside. Your power source is an important feature that should be thoroughly thought through–battery-powered and wire-free, or AC (plugged into a wall outlet).
This is connected to the type of footage you want to capture as well.
Other important feature include:
- Night vision
- This is an extremely important feature. Why would you only want
protection when it’s light outside?
- Two-way audio
- You can speak to and hear from whoever is in your property or in your
- Built-in deterrents
- A siren, floodlight, or automatic police call are a few common deterrents
you can see.
- User-friendly mobile app
- Everything at the tips of your fingers!
About Safelink Security Systems
When choosing a security package for your home or business, it is important to
weigh the pros and cons, to know the specifics of your needs, and figure out what is
going to give you the best solution to your problem.