No less than numbers and statistics have shown that robberies are increasing and getting uncontrollable these days. In a report given by the Federal Bureau of Investigation alone, an increase in of eighteen percent in robberies from the years 1999 to 2003 has been recorded.
What is most alarming lately about these numbers is that by 2003, fourteen percent of the crime has taken from the streets and other public areas into more suburban and residential areas. This implies that places which should be kept safest for us and our families are, now not exempted from these robberies.
A Home Security Camera
Security cameras are one of the most popular gadgets that people can equip their homes with. This is because home cameras are easy to install. Having cameras in your home may not prevent your home from being robbed but it offers a certain level of peace knowing that everything going on in your home and its premises are well recorded. With these, no one can go in and out of the house unnoticed and no movement goes undetected and unrecorded. Installing a home security camera in full view may also be one way of warding off and discouraging robbers as camera recordings can be transmitted to local security receiving stations and monitored by people who can immediately respond to untoward incidents in your home. Furthermore, having these cameras in full sight can also discourage robbers from pursuing the crime as their recordings can now be used in court as evidence of crime.
Installing Your Security Camera
Home security cameras are available in many types and shapes allowing you to install them in the most inconspicuous areas in your home. It also comes in wired or wireless models that are easy to set up or install. The wireless camera allows you to set the camera up without the tell-tale signs of the cords and wires running along in every corner. Using a wireless camera is discreet as well as hassle-free.
As mentioned, there are those homeowners who purposely set their security cameras up in plain view of people to discourage any robberies and break-ins. There are also others who – for the purpose of discreetly monitoring guests’ and house help’s actions without offending them – choose to keep their home security cameras hidden.
How Many Do You Need?
The specific number of home security cameras that you need will depend on many factors such as:
– the size of your grounds
– the size of your home
– the number of rooms
– the number of entrances and exits
– how intensively and extensively you want every corner monitored
The number of cameras that you have covering your home should not be your one and only consideration. Your home’s and family’s security does not stop there. Keep in mind that as many as three cameras per room would still be useless if these cameras are not backed up by a solid home security system with people who can monitor and respond appropriately to untoward incidents should the need arise.