It is safe to say that the best way to protect your home and family is to think about home security long before we have a problem. Strong doors with updated locks (always change the locks after you move in), sturdy lockable windows, an alarm or security camera can all be part of the home security plan that everyone should have.
Unfortunately, a lot of us put off planning for home security until it’s too late. The surveillance industry’s terminology can be so confusing that you end up just scratching your head. Features that you have never heard of can raise so many questions that you just don’t know where to start.
If you have been considering adding a home surveillance camera, this primer will help you choose the right home camera to help secure your home.
There are many reasons to consider a security camera as an integral part of your home security plan. Visibly installed on a home’s exterior, a security camera deters would-be criminals, especially important for homeowners who are seeing increased numbers of robberies in their neighbourhood or if you are away from home a lot. Lower homeowner insurance rates are always a possibility (make sure to ask your agency), and can cover the cost of the cameras over time. A personal system doesn’t bring the attached monitoring costs that advertised services do.