Anatomy Of A Robbery: Why Cheap Security Camera Systems Won’t Catch Your Burglar

Cheap Security Camera Systems

Poor Security Camera Systems Will Cost You Money

A cheap security camera system is like not having one at all.

You’ve just had a break-in at your home or business.

You’re shocked, but this was the reason you installed that surveillance camera system.

Except when you were selecting a security company to install your cameras, you went with the lower grade camera model because it saved you a few bucks.


Low Quality Cameras Mean Low Quality Results

Looking through your footage, you’re able pull up the clip of when the break-in occurred. You can make out the outline of the person and perhaps even speculate on the height/weight of the thief.

But it’s blurry.

It’s obvious when the break-in occured, but it’s impossible to extract any unique information about the suspect’s appearance.

If you don’t extract anything unique about the suspect, the police’s job in finding the robber is significantly harder.

That means you’re losing hope of retrieving your stolen property.

Robbers Love Poorly Placed Cameras

In addition to your now almost useless camera footage, you also didn’t get expert advice on where to place the cameras.

Your thief knows exaclty where to dodge past the cameras and hide in the blind spots because you didn’t want your cameras in certain areas because “it looks bad there.”

You’re property is almost certainly gone now.

Less Cameras Mean More Blind Spots

As your viewing your footage, you’re realizing that there are times where you can’t see your now smiling thief.


You opted not to get more cameras to save some cash. With all of the blindspots, you’re suspect made a clean getaway with no indication of which direction they went or exposing anything unique that may be used to find them.

All of that money you saved by not going with an expertly installed security camera system now just walked out the door with your thief.

We want our customers to be aware that the above scenario happens frequently when home and business owners opt for the cheaper systems; the money you saved will end up walking out your anyways.

So if you’re thinking about installing a cctv security camera system, you should install the best one you can.

Dean Rommes
Dean Rommes

Dean Rommes is the founder and owner of Charleston Security Systems. He has been working in the home and business security industry for over 18 years and specializes in video surveillance technology and cutting edge alarm monitoring services. Dean is a security fanatic and prides himself on giving his clients personalized service any time they need it.