8 Advantages of Video Monitoring Systems for Homeowners

8 Advantages of Video Monitoring Systems for Homeowners

June 18, 2019 by

Video monitoring will revolutionize your home security system. Alongside access control, alarms, and other home automation features, a video monitoring system can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your house is secure and protected.

Armed with HD cameras, video monitoring systems give you a real-time view of high-risk areas of your property. This will help you identify trespassers on your property or even see who is knocking on your front door. With remote access, your mobile device can even become your hub for home security. Here are eight advantages of equipping your home with a video monitoring system

1. Enhances your home security system

Modern video monitoring is much more practical, convenient, and effective compared to analog video systems that required physical tapes, hands-on labour, and real-time viewing. With HD cameras and live-stream access to your video feeds, you can have high-quality video footage streamed to your cell phone or mobile device at any time. Whether you want to check up on your yard while you are on vacation or want to see when your kids get home from school each day, mobile access makes video monitoring a regular part of your everyday routine. This provides unmatched peace of mind.

2. Watch vulnerable areas

For those who have large properties, garages, or live in areas with higher crime rates, the versatility of modern security cameras makes them a must-have for keeping an eye on high-risk areas. Modern video cameras can be placed in virtually any area of the interior or exterior of your home. Their lightweight, versatile design allows them to be placed or mounted in strategic areas to give you a perfect perspective of vulnerable areas.

3. Monitor your home remotely

With modern video systems, all of your feeds can be streamed live through your cell phone, tablet, or laptop. You will be able to check your video camera feeds live at any time from any location. For added security, you can also customize your system to send notifications directly to your phone when the video cameras are triggered. Whether you are expecting a package from a delivery person or preventing trespassers from entering your property, this security feature gives you instant access to crystal-clear video footage all from the convenience of your mobile device.

4. Connects to your locks and doorbell

Often, modern video cameras are combined with Smart Locks and Smart Doorbells at the main entrance of the home. Both of these electronic features can send triggered notifications to your cell phone. When someone rings your doorbell or tries to enter the code, your phone will show you a video feed of who is on your doorstep. From ordering a pizza to letting friends in for a party, being able to see the person on your doorstep before you open your door is both convenient and practical. The added safety benefit ensures you never open your door for the wrong person.

5. Check in with your family or pets

Beyond exterior coverage of your home, video cameras can also be installed in the interior of your house. This allows you to keep an eye on your pets, children, or babysitter while you are not at home. For parents, this peace of mind is invaluable. This is especially convenient for those who leave on vacation and want to check in on their home and make sure everything is safe and secure. The video feeds can be accessed through your mobile device from any location and at any time.

6. Motion-sensor triggers

One of the most innovative features of home security cameras is the motion sensor trigger. Designed to catch time-lapse photographs and live video when the motion sensor is triggered, these cameras can be used to monitor high-risk areas of your home or property. If you have an isolated barn, boathouse, workshop, garage, or storage facility on your property, this camera can send you instant-notifications when the motion sensors are triggered, including a live feed to the camera itself. In this way, you can spot intruders, trespassers, and burglars and alert the authorities as soon as possible.

7. Instant contact with authorities

Once you identify a security threat on the premises, you can immediately alert the authorities. Most modern security systems include access to a 24/7 monitoring centre, where a security professional will respond to an alarm and immediately call you for further clarification. Should you need assistance, they will contact the proper authorities and first responders and stay on the line with you until help has arrived. This service and guidance can be invaluable in the event of a fire, medical emergency, or home invasion.

8. Reduce your insurance premiums

Finally, many insurance companies will actually offer reduced rates based on the coverage provided by your security system. Upgrading your system to include comprehensive video monitoring significantly minimizes the risk of burglary and other threats, which can reduce your monthly premiums. This means you are both more secure and can offset the costs of upgrading your security system.

For more information about security cameras and home video monitoring, call Canadian Security Professionals at 1-877-229-7252 or contact us here.

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