7 Reasons to Have a Home Security Camera System

Your home is the place where you should feel secure and safe. But life happens. Intruders, vandals, thieves—even wildlife—all can invade your privacy, endanger your loved ones, damage your property, and rob you of your valuables. Even some potentially traumatic events can be prevented by having security cameras on your premises.

Having home surveillance cameras installed on your property has many benefits. They can record the activity in and around your home whether you are present or not. Here are the top 7 reasons for having a home security camera system installed on your property.

Protect and Secure

Protecting your valuables and loved ones are the primary reason to get home security cameras. Keeping your loved ones safe from intruders is priceless. Cameras are a deterrent to burglars who are after your valuable possessions.

Did you know that in the U.S., there is a home burglary that occurs every 13 seconds, which equates to 4 burglaries a minute, 240 an hour and nearly 6,000 a day? Even if you believe you live in a relatively “safe” neighborhood, you are at risk. FBI burglary rates of homes state that one in three homes without a security system will fall victim to a burglary as compared to one in 250 homes that do have a security system. You can greatly reduce your chances of break-ins with security cameras.

Remote Access

Your security camera system can be viewed on your smartphone, tablet, or computer anywhere where there is available WIFI, or cellular coverage. It includes simple, easy to use software to enable you to remotely view your cameras anywhere, and anytime. You can choose to have both indoor and outdoor cameras installed, extending your ability to monitor activities. You can also receive instant email notifications of any kind of motion activity at your home.

Keeps Tabs on Children, Elders and Pets

When your children are at home without you, it’s easy to make sure they are safe and doing what is expected. You will know if they are there, doing chores or homework, and not getting into mischief.

If you have elderly relatives living with you, they can be prone to injuries and accidents when they are alone in the home. The security cameras can be used to monitor their activities so you can make sure they are okay.

You can also monitor your pets’ activities. It is easy to see what they are up to so that you can intervene and remedy the situation.

Crime Deterrent

Visible security cameras can deter potential burglars from breaking into, and vandals damaging your home. They will likely move on to homes without cameras.

Plan for the Unexpected

If you have homeowners, auto, medical, or other insurance, you already know that these are ways of protection from unexpected occurrences. Having a home security camera system is also a way to prepare for the unexpected. If and when it does happen, you will be prepared to handle it.

Increases Your Home Value

If you already have a security camera system installed on your premises, potential buyers see them as an asset. Who wouldn’t want that added feature to protect their new home?

Peace of Mind

When you know you have 24/7 access to view what’s happening in and around your home, you will feel a heightened sense of security. The sense of security and peace you gain with an security camera system is perhaps the greatest benefit of all. Next to being safe, the confidence of feeling safe will help you be a more productive, healthy, and focused person.

Contact Gateway Lock & Security Today to Get More Information!

The professional security specialists at Gateway Lock & Security will assess your personal security needs. We will discuss your expectations and requirements and advise you on the system that will meet your specifications.

Gateway Lock & Security is conveniently located at 17667 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005. We serve customers in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Franklin County.

Call us today at 636-778-1135 to schedule an consultation to protect your home, or send us a message and we will get back with you promptly.