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Walking down the streets, in  the traffic lights, in supermarkets or in offices, you will notice security cameras in most public places today. Many people argue that this is unnecessary intrusion to privacy and stand against the idea. On the other hand, there are those who believe this is an ideal control for the few wayward individuals in the society who have to be watched closely.

Apart from the public surveillance, security cameras have become a norm in many homesteads today, mostly for security reasons. However, these cameras do play other roles as well. Here are a few reasons as to why you should have security cameras installed in your home.

Deter criminals

The last thing any homeowner would contemplate is a case of criminals breaking into their home and making away with their hard-earned valuables. Only the thought of it would push the urge to put any deterrent measures applicable in place. CCTV camera installation is quite expensive, but the one-off cost makes it better than dealing with the loss resulting from theft, which may occur often. Security cameras provide footage of theft, besides identifying the faces of the perpetrators, making it easier to track them.

Keep buglers and vandals at bay  

A potential bugler would probably shun any home with security cameras and move along to the one without much protection. Most of them won’t risk being identified. In such cases, even if you have a dummy version in place, these cameras can guarantee home security to an extent by scaring away buglers and vandals to prevent damage of your property, you can call them scarecrows, but this is mostly their primary function.  

Help enhance police response

Most security firms won’t send police officers to your rescue unless they are convinced that there is the need. You can install your security cameras alongside burglar alarms to secure you property. This addition helps back up your claim for response by convincing security officers that there is necessity for action, besides helping them get the evidence needed to pursue the criminals behind the intrusion.

Child monitoring

As much as CCTV camera installation is meant for security, these cameras can also be used in helping parents monitor their kids’ movement at home. If your kids move to risky places as the street outside your home, remote cameras can help monitoring what they are doing or whom they interact with to alleviate accidents or kidnapping.

If you are not tracking them in real time, you can always have a recorded footage just in case anything happens.  Moreover, if you want to monitor the relationship of your child and their babysitter, you can use interior cameras to monitor what is happening in your absence.

Preventing home invasions

Having security cameras installed outside your house can help identify anyone on your doorway before opening the door. This is important in identifying any security threats or ruling out on the same while you still have time for action. If you spot potential invaders, you can always call for help from security agencies.

Security cameras come in handy in securing your property, premises and family. Having the system well installed can save you losses resulting from criminal activities, besides helping keep your children in track to prevent accidents. What’s more, nothing can be more comforting than monitoring your home anytime and anywhere you are. These cameras may prove expensive, but their utility out-way the costs you have to incur to have them installed.