Do I Really Need Security Cameras in My Home?

A home security camera system mounted on the exterior wall

When you picture a home security camera system, you might be tempted to imagine something out a movie, where a billionaire keeps watch over his giant estate with a bank of monitors.

In truth, video surveillance systems for the home are quite common, and quite useful.

At Holicong Security, safety is what we do.  We have been serving Bucks, Montgomery and Hunterdon counties since 1952.  So we know a thing or two.  Here are five reasons why we think security camera systems are a good idea for your home.

1. Cameras let you keep an eye on your family

When you install a security camera in your home, you’ll get the chance to keep another set of eyes on your children or elderly parents when you’re not at home. Remote video lets you check in on them when you’re at work through your smartphone or tablet.

The same goes for the four-legged members of your family. If you’ve ever been curious about what your cat or dog gets into when you’re not at home, our security camera systems can tell you whether they’re napping peacefully or digging through your trash.

2. Cameras can deter thieves

Speaking of people getting into places where they don’t belong, having a security camera outside your home can help deter thieves.

It’s a way of letting burglars or vandals know that they’re being watched. Criminals tend to scope out buildings before breaking in and seeing that you’ve installed a security camera might make them think twice about taking the risk.

There are numbers to back this up. A study at the University of North Carolina found that 60 percent of burglars admitted they’d move on from a home if they saw it had a security system.

And even if someone does break in and steal your valuables, your camera can help eventually catch and convict them by providing police with evidence of the crime, especially if your camera captures a clear enough image to show the thief’s face.

3. Cameras let you know who’s working inside your home

Are you worried about what your new babysitter is up to? Have a lot of contractors coming in and out during a big home renovation project? Your security camera system can help you keep tabs on the people you’re paying to work on your home.  When we speak to customers they tell us how often they are across the counties we live in, Bucks, Montgomery and Hunterdon NJ, security camera systems add a level of comfort.

4. Cameras can help reduce your insurance rates

Many insurance companies offer rate reductions on home insurance premiums for customers who add security measures such as video surveillance. With a security camera, you might see your bill go down by as much as 20 percent.

5. Cameras improve your existing security measures

Many people live with security measures already in place, from an alarm system that goes off if someone breaks in, to simpler things like an extra-strong lock. With a security camera, you’re adding another layer of protection. If someone gets past your locks or ignores your alarm system, you can at least catch them in the act.

Whether you’re looking to protect a small apartment in the city or a vast suburban home, Holicong Security has the right video surveillance solutions for you.

From remote viewing to motion-activated systems to multi-camera kits, whether you are in Bucks, Montgomery or Hunterdon County, NJ security camera systems will provide you and your family with safety and peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more.

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