When people think of surveillance systems they often think they are unaffordable, need surveillance rooms like you see in the movies, or unnecessary. With today’s wireless surveillance cameras, however, this couldn’t be further from true. Today’s systems have numerous benefits for both residential homes and commercial businesses. The following are some of the reasons why you should install wireless surveillance cameras around your home or business:
1. Wireless Surveillance Cameras Let You Keep an Eye on Things from the Next Room or the Next Continent
With modern technology, the days of having a room filled with televisions to monitor your surveillance system are now over. If you are not home, you don’t have to wait to “play back the tape” to see what went on at your home or business while you were away. Today, wireless surveillance camera systems allow you to see what is going on across all of your devices such as smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Whether you are in another room of the house or traveling for vacation or business, you will still be able to keep tabs on what is going on.
2. Wireless Surveillance Cameras Discourage Would-Be Criminals
The presence of surveillance cameras alone is known to discourage many criminals. Especially in today’s world of social media, criminals know that surveillance camera video is often publicized and that identifications often occur after the public views such video. Criminals would much rather target homes and businesses without known surveillance systems. Just having the cameras in view can deter crime. Also, by being able to view the footage in real time from anywhere in the world, you can contact authorities if anything looks amiss while you are away.
3. Pets Can’t Outsmart Wireless Surveillance Cameras
One of the top reasons people are installing cameras in their home actually has to do with our four legged friends! Pet surveillance has become huge in recent years and people love spying on their pets. The benefits of this is that pet owners can not only see what mischief their pets are up to, but can also see if they have any problems.
4. Wireless Surveillance Cameras Help Back Legitimate Insurance Claims
Fires, accidents, and burglaries are common causes for insurance claims. The problem is that insurance fraud have made adjusters suspicious of claims. Having a wireless surveillance camera system helps ensure that claims can be backed by video footage to prove there was no foul play involved. Insurance adjusters can be confident that the claim is legitimate and it can be filed much quicker.
5. Wireless Surveillance Cameras Allow You to Monitor Kids and Teens in Your Home
Your kids may be old enough to play in a room by themselves, but that doesn’t mean the peace of mind to be able to see what they are doing from the next room doesn’t help! By viewing your cameras on one of your devices, you can see what everyone is up to. If you have a teen that is old enough to stay home alone, you also know that you can check up on them and make sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing and that there are no unauthorized visitors.
6. Keep Tabs on Contractors/Babysitters
It’s good to know if your contractor is charging you for hours that they aren’t actually working or that they are putting their best into your home or business improvement projects. Also, having cameras to view the activities of babysitters and nannies have become a popular use of surveillance systems. It is recommended you disclose to those working for you that you have surveillance cameras in use.
7. Wireless Surveillance Cameras Let You See What Wildlife Lurks Nearby When You’re Not Around
The camera pointing at your backyard at night may not just deter crime, but show you who else may be lurking around the house. Wireless surveillance camera systems can catch animals such as bears, raccoons, etc. sneaking around. You want to know if a bear is creeping by at night! You’ll keep the garbage locked away and be more careful not to leave food out. It also can let you know if animals are getting into your home, such as squirrels or bats, if you watch them returning. They may have a home in the eaves of your house or be sneaking into your attic.
People choose wireless surveillance camera systems for all kinds of reasons, like those above. Once installed, you may find that these cameras provide you with multiple uses and you will wonder how you lived without them