Top Reasons To Add Surveillance To Your Security System

According to a 2009 survey by Harris Polls, 96 percent of Americans support government use of video surveillance in public places to prevent terrorism. Since then, several technology companies have developed artificial intelligence applications capable of learning to identify “suspicious” and “unusual” public behaviors to help law enforcement screen for potential crime.

Advances in technology – including software, camera size and affordability of security systems incorporating camera use – allow us to use CCTV systems for more than just preventing terrorism. We can now rely on security systems to keep watch over our homes and businesses.

So, what are some of the arguments for the use of CCTV surveillance as a component of a home security system? Here are a few of the more common reasons people support the use of security cameras and other surveillance equipment.

Peace of Mind – A security camera system can provide peace of mind for you, your family, employees and customers. Because they always watch, you don’t have to worry about your loved ones or property while away. They help people feel secure in their surroundings and to know, if something did happen, help can arrive quickly.

Loss Prevention – CCTV cameras can help keep personal belongings, merchandise and money where it belongs. The systems can monitor employees and customers to make sure nothing is out of place and reduce theft.

Crime Deterrent – Security systems with cameras can make a target less attractive. If would-be criminals spot a camera, they may reconsider their plans. It can prevent your family, customers and employees from being victims of a crime.

Solving Cases – Of course, if the cameras don’t prevent the crime, the footage that video surveillance systems capture can be used as evidence and help ensure that the proper arrests and prosecutions take place.

Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 by editor

Categories: Security Systems

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Every 14.6 seconds, a burglary takes place in the US. ±
Average loss per burglary: $1,725. ±
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