By putting a large investment into your house, your car, your furniture, etc. naturally you’d want to take care of those items so they last you for as long as possible and get the most out of your investment. But why take care of those items only to leave them vulnerable to theft?

We all must take the necessary actions to protect ourselves, our family and our investments. Having a home security system alone will definitely increase the level of protection of your home; however by augmenting this system with a home security camera system you will add an additional (and important) layer of protection against would-be intruders.

24/7 Monitoring

The fact is there is just no way that you can be in two places at once. Whether you are at home or at work, security cameras can be your eyes even when you cannot be there in person. If surveillance cameras are installed in your home, they can additionally help you to see who is outside your front door or on your property before opening the door or going outside. This is an important safety tip for anyone, whether you live out in Hollywood, SC, Summerville, SC or in historic downtown Charleston.

Criminal Identification

If a theft should happen, the use of security cameras can provide evidence to help identify and convict the person responsible for crime and possibly even recover your stolen item(s). In addition, a home or business that is monitored with a security camera may carry more affordable insurance because it is less desirable for criminals who know they are being monitored. For the exact policy guidelines, check with your local insurance agent.

3rd Party Monitoring

Ever wonder what exactly your babysitter or cable man/plumber/contractor are doing in your home? When you leave your child at home and entrust them with a babysitter or allow a repairman to enter your premises, it never hurts to have the added comfort in knowing that your child is properly cared for or that your belongings are safe.

Mobile Monitoring

How would you like to be able to watch your house or business from almost anywhere in the world? Modern security cameras system DVRs come with client/server software that allow remote viewing of security cameras over the internet (IP remote viewing). There are even cameras that can be viewed remotely with the use of Smartphone apps which can be downloaded to your iPad, iPhone, Android, etc. that allow security cameras to be viewed anywhere you have access to the internet. When buying a security camera system, ask your security company about the remote viewing capabilities of the system and what the requirements are.

Peace of mind

Most importantly, with the installation of a security camera system you can feel that you are doing the most to keep your home and family safe.

If you’ve made up your mind to install a camera system, then we recommend buying your security camera system from a home security company in Charleston with experience. As always, ask if you can get details about the company from past clients who have cameras currently installed.