Homes and businesses are expensive assets worth protecting. A surveillance system will do all the work for you. With features like the ability to check the cameras remotely, you can always have peace of mind while you are away.
These features can be used to protect your loved ones. For example, you can check in on your pets or see if the kids got home safe from school. You can also make sure your house or pet sitters are responsible while lounging by the pool on vacation. With the streaming service feature, you can see what is happening live from anywhere. Smartphones and tablets can receive notifications every time security cameras detect activity.
Cameras also deter people from wrongdoings. Burglars who see a camera outside may think twice about breaking into your building. Package thieves see a camera and may not want to take the risk. Kids who know about the cameras outside wouldn’t sneak out.
There are also internal threats that could be prevented by a surveillance system. Employees who are aware they are being watched are less likely to steal. On a more positive note, you can see which employees are doing an excellent job, or what part of the workflow needs improvement.
In the event someone does attempt to break in or steal your property, you will have video surveillance evidence for the police. It is important to remember that evidence goes to the police for investigation first.
Social media networks make it easy to share footage of suspicious activity from your camera, but you should restrain. Leaking the footage before the police are done investigating could interfere by people assuming, retaliation, and lawsuits. If you post images or videos of someone online saying they committed a crime when they didn’t, you could be sued for defamation.
Along with helping police investigations, video evidence could assist when filing an insurance claim. After burglaries, owners are required to file an insurance claim and your evidence validates what happened to your home or business.
A large group of people that can benefit from home surveillance, are the retirees who want to stay in the comfort of their own home. Instead of moving to a retirement home, many want to continue living in their own communities. They want to live on their own but could use an extra set of eyes. That’s where loved ones and caregivers come in, they can check the cameras at any time. If the retiree has fallen and can’t get up, they have those extra eyes watching to call for help. If a retiree can’t remember if they took their medication, they could simply rewind the footage and see. It is a great way to stay connected but remain independent.
Be careful letting your guard down, it’s easy to think your neighborhood is immune to crime until it strikes. Have you ever heard the phrase better to safe than sorry? Being safe with a surveillance system is a smart investment. Whether you want to protect your home or business, we can help. If you are interested in a security system or have any questions, give us a call at 775.673.9500.