“Home is a sanctuary for me and the place where I can relax. Everyone should have the right to a safe and secure home.” –Corinne Bailey Rae
It has been said that our homes should function as a bastion against outward elements where its inhabitants can consider it as a sanctuary. In this regard, our homes should not only be a place of relaxation and solace, but it should also serve as a stronghold for our safety and protection. With this in consideration, homeowners would come up with a myriad of ways to ensure that the security of their homes would not be breached—from living in gated communities to making certain that their homes are double-locked whenever they leave. However, these security installations can only do so much in safeguarding your home.
Fortunately, with the advancement of modern technology, leaving your home unattended and unmonitored is now a thing of the past. With the inception of home security cameras and fast internet, homeowners can now sleep peacefully at night (and wherever they might be) with the knowledge that their homes are secure and can be monitored through their smartphones. Functioning as a natural deterrent to potential crooks, a security camera would effectively discourage thieves from marking your homes as a possible target. Furthermore, the price reduction of home surveillance systems has made it even easier for homeowners to buy one, so there is no reason for you to leave your homes unguarded. In any case, here are the reasons why you would very much benefit from a home surveillance system:
1.) Feel safe and sleep tight
Being robbed is a natural fear of homeowners. With this in mind, it can be rather difficult to sleep at night knowing that you might be robbed or someone might try to break in your homes. If you are traveling or not sleeping at home, the feeling of unease and dread would even be heightened and aggravated. However, with a home security camera, you can bid goodbye to your fears as you can sleep soundly at night knowing that a security camera is in place. With the system installed, you can visualize all entry points of your home, and if you are willing to pay an extra fee, you can have a security firm monitor the house with your surveillance system all day.
2.) Protect your home from fires
Home security camera systems are primarily associated with home intrusion scenarios and as a preventive device for thieves against marking your home. Unbeknownst to most, these alarm systems also provide additional protection barriers for homeowners apart from deterring thieves. Majority of homeowners would rely on smoke alarms in cases of a fire outbreak, but with a home security system, you are offered an early warning. In cases of a fire outbreak, some monitored home alarm systems would go beyond warning home occupants but would also locate heat detectors and immediately contact the appropriate authorities.
3.) Serve as nanny cameras
Ever had to leave the little tots at home with a nanny or a babysitter? Are you worried that your children are not getting adequate and the appropriate care they deserve? Well, with a home security camera, you can allay your fears and anxiety. By installing a home security camera at your child’s room, you can easily monitor the activities done inside from any device such as your tablets, smartphones or laptops regardless of how far you might be. With a home security camera installation, you can easily catch any signs of abuse, an unattended child or an emergency at home.
4.) Discourage potential burglars
As mentioned above, home security cameras discourage any sort of criminal activity being done within the vicinity of your home. Potential burglars would be deterred from marking your home as a prospective target. Criminals operate in the dark and where there is no absolute risk of getting discovered and in this regard, they would be easily dissuaded by the presence of a home security camera installation in your home. For this reason, some homeowners who cannot afford home security cameras would install dummy ones in an effort to ward potential intruders away.
5.) Stay informed
Apart from serving a security and preventive purpose, home surveillance systems can simply keep you informed. You might just want to know who is by the front door before walking out of their bedrooms or who just happens to be within the general vicinity of your home. A surveillance system gives you real-time updates of the activities in your home—whether you are in it or not.