Why You Should have Residential Video Surveillance

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With summer finally here, most of us will be out of the house much of the time, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. While this is great for our health and our social lives, it can also be a boon to criminals, who take advantage of vacant homes to commit burglaries or vandalize properties. There’s a solution, though. Residential video surveillance can deter the bad guys or even catch them in the act, as the following people found out for themselves.


Busted in Boynton

Jeanne Thomas lives in Boynton, Florida. She loves the Sunshine State’s beaches and friendly people but not its high crime rate. After her home was broken into in 2012, she had cameras installed in her home, so she could keep an eye on things while she was away.


Her investment paid off a few months later. She checked the cameras while away from her home through her smartphone. What she saw shocked her. Walking around her home at that exact moment was a burglar helping himself to her food and drink while gathering items to steal!


Jeanne immediately called police, who surrounded the home and caught the intruder. Jeanne later told reporters that her husband had originally opposed investing in remote video monitoring, but now he was glad that she had the foresight to do so. Their home was kept safe and a lawbreaker was taken off the street thanks to this marvelous technology.


Nabbed in New York

Levent Centiner works at New York City’s School of Visual Arts helping talented young designers prepare for their futures. He lives a few blocks from the school and became worried after he heard of several break-ins around the area, so he invested in a surveillance system that kept an eye on things in his house and sent images directly to his email account. He was amazed when he checked his messages and saw several pictures of a stranger climbing in through his window, tearing through his belongings, and then kicking back on his couch and watching his TV! Like Jeanne, he called local police, who showed up a few minutes later and nabbed the intruder. Levant now recommends that everyone invest in a home video surveillance system.


Advantages of Modern Video Monitoring Systems

Sometimes, we speak to people who are unaware of the giant leaps in home security technology that have occurred in the last few years. They still think of home security cameras as being huge, complicated to operate, and dependent on VHS tapes or other old-fashioned recording systems.


Nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s cameras are about the size of a deck of cards and come in a variety of shapes and styles to meet the owner’s exact needs. They can be set up to operate wirelessly, and even more convenient is their ability to send the images they record directly to an ultra-secure Internet site, where you can check them whenever you please. You can even have images sent directly to your laptop, tablet device, or phone, no matter where you are.


Not all Systems are Created Equal

That’s not to say that all remote video products are good investments. So-called “do it yourself” products frequently have a host of problems, from shoddy construction to poor image quality. That’s why we recommend you let us install and configure your residential video surveillance system. We use only top-quality components installed by our highly-trained technicians, so you’re assured of the best service available. Our systems can even run for several hours during a total black-out, when criminals are usually most active, so give us a call today. We can make your home safe and secure while giving you peace of mind.

2 Comments on “Why You Should have Residential Video Surveillance”

  1. I recently moved my family across the country for a new job. However, one of the things I am moved concerned about in a new area is safety. It is cool to read about people who have had positive experiences using a surveillance system. This is something that I will definitely look into. Do you know about how long it takes to install this type of system? Thanks for the info!

    1. There are, of course, many variables that go into a CCTV camera system installation such as the number of cameras and where they need to be mounted. Having a large amount of continuous, accessible attic space can make an installation much easier. A conservative estimate for total install time would be 1.5 hours per camera.

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