Home invasions are every family's nightmare, and these terrifying robberies and attacks are taking place all across the country. Many families are seeking security systems that give them a sense of safety. Security cameras are becoming more commonplace as technology gets more affordable. While many people have opted for fake security cameras in efforts to deter crime, these cheap devices are no good if a real crime occurs.
According to recent studies, the number one deterrent against home invasions is a home security camera. Burglars do not want to get caught. If they see a camera, or a sign that indicates video surveillance is taking place, the criminals will likely move onto another home. They allow homeowners to see who is at the door before they open it. Some systems have a two-way audio device that allows the homeowner to speak to whoever is on the other side of the door. Other systems deliver a recorded audio message to anyone who is not allowed inside. This works better than a simple security chain on the door, which a strong burglar will be able to break and still get inside a home.
Thanks to advances in technology, homeowners can watch their house even when they are not home. Homeowners can view their homes on computers, cell phones or PDAs that are connected to the Internet. This is perfect for vacationers who want to keep a close eye on their property or people who own a vacation home in another city or state. Parents are also taking advantage of home security cameras to check on their children who may be coming home from school alone. Moms can watch their children on the monitor while they are in another area of the house cooking dinner or cleaning.
If the worse happens, they will capture the event on tape. If a homeowner is not at home and something happens, the homeowner will receive an email alert. And if a homeowner finds out days later something may have been taken, most record up to a month of activity. With all the recent reports of thefts and violent crime happening in the one place where people like to think they are safe-their home-home security cameras are needed. No one wants to be the next victim.