Your home security system can be made up of motion detectors, burglar alarms, security cameras, and more. Each of these can be used on its own or in combination with other security features for a more comprehensive security system. Security cameras, for instance, play a specific role in security monitoring and can be useful by themselves or with other products.
To help you learn a bit more about the different aspects of security systems, here are three important functions of security cameras.
1. Security cameras can provide you with proof of a crime.
If the worst were to happen and someone broke into your home or committed a crime on your property, you’d want to find out who did it as soon as possible. Security cameras can help you and the police determine the who, what, and when of a crime.
In addition to helping the police, footage collected from security cameras can help you speed up your insurance claims after an incident. You can use the footage collected to give support when filing a claim, so there’s no question as to what happened. This way, you can recover much quicker after a break-in or other event.
2. Security cameras can help you reduce your homeowners insurance premium.
Home invasions and burglaries are some of the top reasons for filing an insurance claim. Because criminals will typically go for the most expensive or valuable items in your home, you could be filing a pretty hefty insurance claim after an incident.
As stated above, security cameras can provide you with proof of a crime and help identify who committed the crime. If caught and convicted, the criminal may be forced to return your items and/or compensate you for the damages. Because this could save your insurance company a lot of money, your homeowners insurance company may offer a discount for having security cameras in place.
3. Security cameras can be useful for monitoring activity outside or inside your home.
While security cameras are useful for monitoring the outside of your home, they can be especially useful for monitoring inside activities as well. Maybe you want to keep an eye on your children while a nanny or babysitter is present. Maybe you want to be sure your pets aren’t destroying your home while you’re gone. Or maybe you want to be sure an elderly loved one is safe and taken care of. Whatever the reasoning, security cameras can provide much-needed peace of mind.
When combined with a monitoring system or other features, your security cameras can give you real-time monitoring. Whether you want to check on your home from a remote location or take a virtual look around before going to bed, security cameras can provide you with necessary assurance.
Contact us at Moore Protection to learn more about security cameras and how they can be used on their own or as part of a comprehensive security system. We’ll help you choose the right products and features for your home and needs. Click below for more information.