Video surveillance is definitely the top dog in the world of home security. The sheer presence of security cameras and home alarm systems can deter even the most determined criminals from attempting a break-in or burglary.
And in the unfortunate event that a crime should occur, a security camera still serves a valuable purpose: the footage acquired before, during and after a crime can provide useful information to authorities.
But even in a crime-free world, there are many scenarios in which homeowners can benefit from the use of surveillance cameras – and even save money.
In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the following key benefits of video surveillance:
- Monitoring children and pets
- Identifying and alerting you to environmental threats (carbon monoxide, fire, flood, and more)
- Saving money on homeowner’s insurance premiums
Whether you’re looking for advice on the latest gadgets or a complete smart-home makeover, we give you simple tools to help you oversee every aspect of security at your home or business.
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Reason #1: Built-in babysitting
When it comes to the safety and well-being of your children, there’s no such thing as being too careful. Whether your child is sleeping soundly in a crib, doing homework after school, or playing in the yard with friends, having visibility into their whereabouts can make life as a parent much easier.
With remote video, you have the option to check on your children at any time from your smartphone or computer. With this feature, you can monitor a sleeping baby in another room while cooking dinner, or make sure your kids arrived safely home from school while you’re still at work. Using a two-way audio feature, you can even communicate with your kids or a babysitter while you’re away.
Cameras can serve as pet sitters, too. If you’ve ever wondered what your four-legged family members are up to while you’re gone, your camera can be your eyes and ears. With a home security camera, you can have peace of mind that your furry friends are safe and sound – and not ripping your couch cushions to shreds.
Reason #2: Discounted home insurance
If there was a way to save money on your insurance premium, would you want to hear about it? Well, installing an integrated security system with video surveillance could help you achieve that.
Homeowners’ insurance policies are designed to cover losses or damages that may occur as a result of various disastrous events. Most insurance companies offer lower premiums to homeowners who elect to protect their properties with a professionally-installed (and monitored) security system.
Reason #3: Alerts to environmental threats
There’s nothing worse than walking into a flooded basement due to busted pipes or a leaky water heater. This type of flooding can cause major damage to your home and possessions, but it’s completely avoidable with the right set of smart devices. By adding water sensors, you can prevent water damage from doing serious harm to your home – and your bank account.
With video surveillance and other connected smart devices, you can be notified of environmental threats like flooding, fire, carbon monoxide, smoke – and more. This type of monitoring can help keep your family and possessions safe, giving you peace of mind while you’re home or away.
Although a security system won’t be able to prevent or solve an issue entirely, early detection can save you thousands in damage or worse.
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Control every aspect of your home’s security with remarkable simplicity. With next-gen live-streaming home security cameras, you can be certain your family is safe and your home is secure right from your smartphone.
Our cameras can alert you when they sense movement – and store video to the cloud for later viewing. Our security experts are on-hand, ready to help you find the ideal smart devices to keep you and your home safe.