Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Security Cameras.

10 Pros and Cons of Home Security Cameras

July 12, 2021 by

Technology now forms the backbone of a comprehensive home security system. It’s why so many homeowners are currently reviewing their security options and considering the value the latest home security cameras can provide. To help you make this important decision for your family home, we’re highlighting ten pros and cons of home security cameras.

The Pros

Let’s start by looking at the five major pros of integrating security cameras within your home.

1. Instant Real-Time Access to Footage

The latest security cameras give you a clear view of events within the home. This is critical, for example, when you want to keep an eye on children within the property. If your teenage children are home alone, you can help ensure their safety by utilizing a security camera and checking the footage from your mobile device. 

Gaining this quick access to footage of your home environment also means you can call the police if you notice a burglar has entered the home. You’ll have clear access to all footage from the property, ensuring any criminals are apprehended quickly, so your home and family are protected. 

Security cameras can also be used to check for fire events and other disturbances within the home. You can then be connected with emergency professionals the instant fires or any other hazardous events occur.

2. Clear Channels of Communication

When viewing events in the home, it’s important to communicate to everyone inside should a problem arise. Another great benefit of the latest home security systems is they allow you to communicate via microphones and speakers to those within your property. This can also be beneficial, for example, when you’re expecting a delivery. You can use the home security camera to check for the delivery person at your doorstep. And then, when you notice they arrive, you can provide them with advice on how to store packages to ensure their safety while you’re away.

Maintaining clear channels of communication is also critical for speaking with emergency personnel during events in the home. The moment a break-in occurs, you can contact local security professionals or law enforcement officials to respond. The latest systems from CSP feature glass-break sensors and wireless motion sensors, providing you with clear insight into events within your home. 

3. Evidence for Insurance

Many insurance companies now recommend homeowners utilize the latest home security systems to ensure there’s clear evidence for any future claims. For example, when fire damage occurs within the home, insurance companies may ask for video footage to prove how the fire began. Not only will this help to support your future insurance claims, but using security cameras can also help you reduce your insurance costs in some cases. Companies are now offering lower premiums to those who take the extra step and install professional quality security technology within their home.

4. Deter Criminals

When criminals search for opportunities, they’re less likely to choose a property with a comprehensive security system in place. The latest studies show there’s clear value in installing home security cameras to prevent break-ins. Criminals looking to break into your property will usually see the security cameras and get away from the area as quickly as possible. When reviewing your security camera options, consider the value high-visibility cameras can offer in securing the property. 

5. Supervise Pets

You likely leave your pets at home during the day when you go to work. If you’re worried about damage to your furniture or potential pet health issues, security cameras can give you full supervision of the animals in your home. If you notice via your camera your pet scratches at a favourite couch or carpet, you can analyze the behaviour and then work to prevent it in the future. 

The Cons

While it’s clear there are multiple benefits to integrating quality security cameras in your home, you should also review the negative aspects of camera installation. The five cons to consider are:

1. Cameras Can Make Family and Visitors Uncomfortable

You may find that visitors to your home and those living inside the property are uncomfortable using home security cameras. The surveillance might raise privacy issues for some people, so speak with all family members before you consider camera installation.

2. Choosing the Wrong System Could Lead to Security Issues

Conducting comprehensive research helps you select a security system that suits your home and your family’s full range of requirements. A mistake many make is simply choosing the first company or product they find. Make sure the company installing your camera has decades of industry experience. Review the firm’s full working background so that you’re comfortable with them operating inside your home. 

3. Self-Monitoring Can Become a Long-Term Job

Many people experience anxiety knowing they are in control of monitoring their property. This is another reason it’s vitally important to work with a qualified installation company. The company should be able to take on the majority of the monitoring work. They should also be able to send experienced professionals to your home at a moment’s notice, minimizing the level of anxiousness you might feel about using the security system. 

4. They Can Give You a False Sense of Security

No matter how comprehensive the security system is within your home, you shouldn’t take your focus away from potential home security issues. Some homeowners make the mistake of simply setting up their home security solution and then leaving it in place without giving security any further thought. The system requires some maintenance, and professionals must install it for you to achieve the necessary level of protection.

5. Improperly Installed Cameras Can Be Hacked

A committed criminal can hack any piece of network-connected equipment. The latest home security systems are designed to offer lasting protection to your family and your home devices. 

Canadian Security Professionals only utilize the highest quality and most secure connections within our systems, so your cameras are protected from unauthorized access around the clock. 

We’re here to bring next-level security solutions to the modern Canadian home. To learn more about the latest CCTV and home security packages, call Canadian Security Professionals at 1 877-229-7252 or contact us here.

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