Although a home alarm system is a great way to alert authorities about a break-in and protect your home and property, video surveillance via one or more security cameras is far more beneficial. With new, smaller camera designs that offer a wide range of capabilities beyond basic monitoring and recording, security cameras are also a sound investment that cost less than ever before to install and use.
At Actio Security, we do more than provide home security systems. We also provide home security tips and information. If your home security doesn’t already have indoor and/or outdoor cameras, we ask you to consider the following today:
You can monitor your home or unattached property, such as a shed, garage, workshop, pool or stored boat, in a multi-camera view on a single computer when you’re at home or away from your home. Beyond checking for break-ins, you can use these cameras to check if your pets are eating and staying off the furniture; children are staying out of mischief; babysitters or nannies are performing their jobs as expected and elderly relatives are healthy and without need. You can also confirm that employees aren’t ignoring their responsibilities or committing theft.
Of course, you can also record all of this activity for future reference when addressing problems with anyone above. You can also use indoor and outdoor cameras to help settle any type of argument between people, such as when children or adults argue about who broke a piece of your property. Obviously, recordings can also serve as evidence for police and insurance claims agents. Police can use your footage and facial recognition software to track down a thief. Insurance agents can use the footage to prove ownership of a stolen item and compare current footage against old footage when there is damage to assess for a claim.
Insurance companies offer policyholders perks when they go the extra mile to secure property. A single security camera not only begins to protect the home against theft and vandalism, it also serves as an alert system for floods, leaks, fires, earthquakes and other disasters. For this reason, insurance companies often apply a discount to a policy when a homeowner shows proof that he/she is using video surveillance.
Whether your main concern is burglary, vandalism or kids playing pranks at Halloween, the mere presence of video cameras on the exterior of your home can prevent crime. When people are aware that someone is monitoring and recording them, they are less likely to do something wrong.
You can also use wireless cameras on property located far away, such as a business or vacation home, and link them to your home security system. Additionally, your neighborhood can benefit from any exterior cameras at either location: The cameras might record the face of someone who steals a vehicle on the street or the events of a car accident.
Actio Security offers affordable video surveillance options and on-screen computer monitoring of up to six cameras at one time. Why spend a lot of your day worrying about your home and property? Security cameras take the mystery out of what happens when you’re not around. Contact us today to learn about our overt and covert indoor and outdoor camera systems or for a free consultation!