Digital technology has made wireless security systems affordable and simple to install. Typically, traditional wired alarm systems were reserved for large corporations and government entities. Now wireless security systems are a viable security option for virtually any homeowner or small business owner. Many people select visible security cameras for their alarm systems because the presence of a security system deters most burglars. However, there are a number of benefits of hidden security cameras as well. It’s important to weigh your options to determine which type of security camera system best fits your security needs and budget.

Keep kids accountable

Generally children are well behaved when they’re home alone and won’t get in trouble with their friends or trash the house while their parents are at work or out of town. However, when kids think that no one is watching, they may fill up on junk food before dinner or watch inappropriate TV. Even when children are aware of a security system in their home, they may not know where their parents have situated security cameras. This practice keeps them more accountable for their actions when no one else is home.  Especially when they don’t know when or where you are watching.

Keep employees accountable

Most employees are unlikely to steal outright from an employer. In the event that there is theft or vandalism within the company, video surveillance offers clear footage of the entire incident. Hidden cameras also help management keep tabs on employee time theft and other misdemeanors. When employees don’t think anyone is watching, they’re more tempted to take a long lunch break or text with friends when they’re supposed to be working. Employers may decide to address widespread issues with the entire company or talk with individual employees about specific problems they encounter via the hidden surveillance footage.

Check up on caregivers

Many parents install hidden security cameras around their homes to check up on their kids while they’re under the supervision of a babysitter or nanny. Even when you’ve hired someone you trust, getting to see your children for yourself when you’re at work all day or out of town provides peace of mind. When you are concerned about your caregiver, concealed surveillance may confirm or deny a larger issue, such as theft or inappropriate or undesirable behavior.

Avoid risk to security cameras

Certain neighborhoods and buildings are frequent targets for theft and vandalism. Visible security systems often deter potential thieves, but sometimes burglars don’t care. If you travel on a regular basis or live in an area where theft or vandalism is common, hidden security cameras may be preferable over visible cameras. You’ll be able to monitor your home without giving a burglar the opportunity to tamper with or steer clear of the camera.

Hidden security cameras are intended to minimize theft and vandalism while providing peace of mind. You should always use video surveillance responsibility, which includes not infringing on other people’s privacy rights and ensuring your placement of video cameras is legal.

Professional security providers have ample experience with both hidden and visible security cameras. To learn more about video surveillance and the type of security camera system you should install in your residential or commercial space, set up a consultation with a reputable provider today.

If you are considering adding a security system or a security camera to your home or business, contact 1st Alarm today. We are conveniently located in Abilene TX, Amarillo TX, El Paso TX, Lubbock TX, Midland TX / Odessa TX and San Angelo TX.  We have the expertise and technology to help you secure your premises at an affordable price.  Let us help you with all of your security needs for your business and your home.  Call 800-276-5559 today.  Request a Quote online or come by our office nearest you.