Studying the Effectiveness of Home Security Cameras

Security CameraFor some reason, many homeowners believe that security cameras aren’t needed if they own a home security system, but cameras can be used for more than just targeting potential intruders. Many stay-at-home-moms choose to install cameras at their front door and back door so they can inspect who is visiting before deciding whether or not to answer the door. The uses for security cameras are limitless.

The Benefits

  1. Theft rates continue to soar in the workplace, which has prompted many business owners to install security cameras throughout their stores. Being able to catch employees in the act has helped decrease profit loss and has also been a remarkable theft deterrent.
  2. App developers have been getting in on the act of home security too by creating apps that can be used on most Android and iOS smartphones. If you have cameras placed inside or outside your home, these apps can be synced to your professional home security service, which allows you to see what is going on while you are away at work or even on vacation. This comes in handy in many situations, especially if you have a babysitter watching your children. These apps can also be used while you’re at home too, such as checking on your newborn sleeping[1] in the nursery upstairs while you’re downstairs watching television or doing laundry.
  3. Security cameras work wonders when used solo with your home system, but when you add motion sensors to them you have an even greater chance of stopping a robber in his tracks. One subtle movement will turn on a bright light that in most cases will prompt a thief to run fast in the opposite direction from your home.

Being extra vigilant never hurt anyone, especially when it comes to protecting your home. By installing security cameras in the appropriate places you are doing what needs to be done to guard your safety and that is always a good thing. Learn more by reading our review of the best home security cameras. 

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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