Wireless technology has made it easier and more affordable than ever to include video surveillance in a security system. As such, more Midland TX homeowners and business owners include video surveillance in their security systems each year. If you’ve been on the fence about installing a security system and aren’t sure whether or not you should include security cameras, consider the following benefits that they offer.

Security Cameras act as a crime deterrent

When a burglar is intent on robbing homes or businesses in a Midland TX or Odessa TX, the mere presence of a security system may make a burglar pass up a building altogether. While video cameras won’t guarantee full elimination of crime, they will greatly reduce the incidence. If you like the idea of having hidden cameras that don’t deter from the aesthetic of your home or office, think about placing at least one or two small visible cameras as well so the system still serves as a deterrent.

Security Cameras can help identify and apprehend a suspect in the event of a crime

On the isolated occasion that a crime does occur even with a security system in place, having video footage gives you the ability to capture the criminal. If you do get robbed or have another serious incident take place on your premises, the best outcome is to catch the responsible party as quickly as possible. You never know when your video system will help prevent a large theft or be instrumental in apprehending the thief.

Security Cameras create a record of stolen goods

When a burglar does complete a successful break in and walks away with valuable possessions, there isn’t always much that Midland homeowners or company owners can do to track down their items or receive compensation. Video footage creates a clear record of everything that got taken during a robbery. With footage of the suspect and the goods that he took, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll get your possessions back. In the rare event that you aren’t able to reclaim your belongings, you can use the footage to file a claim with your insurance company and receive funds to replace the items.

Security Cameras increase accountability

From keeping an eye on your kids at home while you’re at work or on vacation to monitoring employee performance during the average workday, increased accountability often results in increased productivity. While your teenagers may not be throwing wild parties, they may be eating junk food and watching TV instead of doing their homework. Similarly, most employees won’t steal from a company, but they will think twice about playing games on their computers and taking extra long lunch breaks when they know that the video cameras are running.

Once you’ve decided to install a security system with video surveillance or add security cameras to your existing alarm system, you must get the best system from the best security company in your region. Read comprehensive, unbiased reviews of different security companies and talk to fellow homeowners or business owners who use video surveillance about what they do and don’t like about their provider.

If you are considering adding a security system or a security camera to your home or business in Midland Texas or Odessa Texas, contact 1st Alarm of Midland Texas today. They are the best security alarm professionals in the region and have the expertise and technology to help you secure your premises at an affordable price.  They can help you with all of your security needs for your business and your home.  Call (432) 530-3535 today.  Request a Quote online or come by the office located at 8818 West Highway 80 near the airport in Midland Texas.