One of the most common types of crime is burglary. The FBI estimates that once every 15-20 minutes, someone’s house is broken into. We have seen homeowners take a number of measures to protect their property, including reinforcing their windows and installing fences, and have helped many Denver homeowners by installing computerized security systems and security cameras. Cameras provide a security service that is essential for the fully protected home. If you want to keep your family as safe as possible, read on to find out the benefits of home security cameras.
Providing an Extra Set of Eyes
Security cameras can provide you with essential vision in multiple areas of your yard and the exterior of your home. If you have a large piece of property, you will want to be able to see trespassers before they’re right on top of you. Having a security camera system in place that you can check will ensure that you have the advantage of precious minutes to call the police if someone breeches your fence. If you’re worried that your yard provides hiding places for criminals, installing cameras in low-visibility areas can increase your well-being and diminish worrying.
Many modern camera systems have special features that allow you to watch your yard and home exterior even when you’re not at home. The feed can be checked from a smartphone or remote computer so that when you’re at work or away on a vacation, you can make sure that nothing’s going on that could compromise your home’s safety. This feature increases your vision over great distances.
If your home is ever broken into, security cameras are one of the simplest ways to see who did it and give irrefutable evidence to convict the culprit. Even though TV shows make gathering DNA and fingerprints seem easy, these are actually difficult to find at a crime scene. Fingerprints are only helpful if the perpetrator already has their prints in a law enforcement database. Fingerprints can also be difficult to match. Incomplete or damaged finger prints will not provide enough evidence to convict someone of a crime without eye-witness testimony or some other form of evidence.
A security camera feed can give indisputable proof that you were robbed or your property was damaged. The evidence from cameras has been used in countless trials and proceedings to make sure that justice was served and that the homeowners were compensated for damage caused by the crime that took place on their property. This is why camera systems are great additions to your safety measures.
Smoke Detector Nanny Cam
Worried about your children’s care and want a way to “check in” on them without your nanny knowing? Many parents opt to use nanny cams, hidden recording devices in their homes to monitor their children and the people who look after them. If you are concerned about how to have a nanny cam in the house without it being found, here are 6 tips:
- Houseplants. Hide the camera in a potted plants or trees where most people wouldn’t think to look.
- Smoke Detectors. There are smoke detector clones that actually have hidden cameras in them. Genius!.
- Get a pinhole camera. They have very good quality, are extremely small, and can pretty much fit anywhere.
- Ceiling Fans. Works best in the winter or when you won’t be using the fan.
- Ballpoint Pen Cameras. The pen works, but contains a tiny camera that can capture anything that is going on.
- Air Fresheners. This is a place people would never look, and Air freshener cameras are genius.
We have gotten quite a few people asking about wireless cameras lately and we would like to go over a few things to know about wireless cameras. We will give you some pros and cons surrounding wireless security cameras and then you can decide if you think wireless is the way to go for you.
Pros: The biggest advantage of wireless cameras is that there is no cable to run to the DVR. This makes it very convenient when you need to put a camera in an area that it would be a little harder to run cable into the wall. For example, on a cement or brick wall. These cameras only need a power outlet close to them to operate. If there is no outlet the camera will not be able to operate as it will have no power.
Cons: Wireless cameras are not completely wireless. As explained before they still must have power with in a small distance so that the power chord will reach. This can be a problem for some people when it comes to their idea of wireless. Another issue with wireless cameras is the fact that just like baby monitors and cordless phones they communicate through frequency waves. If there is anything in the area of the cameras that is putting of the same or even higher frequency waves it can interfere with your cameras causing a disturbance and possibly loss of video feed. This also means that they are able to be hacked by people who know about hijacking radio frequencies and can be viewed by outside of the area that they are meant to be viewed. You are also limited on the number of cameras you can have for the same reason. If you have to many cameras all communicating at the same time it can cause interference with the other cameras as well. For this reason we recommend wired cameras.
In any case you can make the decision yourself. For some people wireless is the perfect solution and for others they are not. If you want more information about cameras and installation please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Let us protect what matters to you!
During the Holiday season, burglary is on the rise. We are doing our shopping and buying gifts for friends and family. Along with that comes the greedy thief who wants to get things without paying for them. They steal them from your car, from your home and even from your place of business if they have the opportunity. Protect yourself with Surveillance cameras. These handy tools are great because they are low maintenance and record every person that comes in or around your home or business. If you would like to find out how Surveillance cameras can help you then we would be happy to sit down with you and show you exactly how it works. Give us a call today and we can set up a free onsite security review and figure out how to fully protect the things you work very hard to purchase and to keep your holiday season a safe one.