Making your home safe for the sake of your loved ones and belongings is one of the goals we all have. How can we do that? One way is to have security cameras installed. Not only does it give you peace of mind when you are at home and when you are away – but it is a major deterrent for home invasions and burglaries.

Having your home equipped with security cameras is a powerful force against burglars. When criminals ‘case’ the homes they are thinking about entering, seeing security cameras may give them second thoughts before entering. If they actually enter your home – what better evidence for the police than video footage of the crime?

Security cameras while you’re home

Security cameras serve other purposes besides alerting you to break-ins. By leaving them activated as you go about your daily routine, you can visualize who is at the door when you hear an unexpected doorbell.  If you have a large home, cameras can show you what is going on in all areas of your home. They are especially helpful if you have small children or an elderly person living with you. We have all experienced sudden suspicious noises during the night and wondered what was going on. With security cameras, you can identify whether the noise is from someone who has entered your home or just the family pet.

Security cameras when you are away

There a number of benefits of having security cameras while you are away from your home. Do your kids come home after school while you’re at work? You can check on them remotely and make sure they are safe and where they should be. If you have someone who cares for your home or children while you’re out, you will be able to make sure that the proper activities are taking place. You’ll be able to see if strangers are taking a little too much interest in your home and property while you’re away. Having repairmen or maintenance crews around your home can cause worry when you’re away. Home security cameras allow you to check on their productivity and help you to feel more secure with strangers around your home.

Types of security cameras

There are several types of security cameras that serve different purposes and areas of your property.

Wireless security cameras. Most security camera systems these days are wireless. They are easy to set up and connect to your security system through the internet. Installation is easy and there is no hard wiring required. With a wireless system, you can access and control them through your computer or your smart phone.

Hidden security cameras. If you are worried about what goes on in your home when you’re away, you might want to check out the benefits of hidden security cameras. With hidden cameras, you can make sure your children are being properly cared for, or watch the activities of your busy teenagers.

Outdoor security cameras. There are a variety of outdoor security cameras for you to choose from. Some cameras use infrared technology to enable them to record images in the dark.

Motion detection activated cameras. These types of security cameras don’t begin recording unless they detect movement. This will save you from wading through hours of video to hone in on activities that have taken place. Some motion detection cameras can lock in and follow a moving object.

A home security camera will give you peace of mind knowing that you have done everything you can to keep your loved ones, home and belongings safe.

Don’t take chances with you and your family’s safety. Get a wireless home alarm system with security cameras installed today. 1st Alarm can help you. 1st Alarm is one of the biggest and best security systems companies in the region that specializes in both residential and commercial security systems. Serving Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland / Odessa, El Paso, Abilene and San Angelo, we are committed to offering high quality, professional service with the utmost level of integrity.

If you are considering adding a security system or a security camera to your home or business, contact 1st Alarm today. 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.