Home burglaries are at an all time high. What’s interesting is that most of these burglaries happen during the day time, when people are out of their homes.
Burglars monitor a home for a few days, and once they learn the routine of the homeowners, they execute their plan.
So the question you should ask yourself is what are you doing in order to protect your home?
Certainly, deadbolt locks aren’t enough to keep your home safe, as majority of the burglars hardly break-in through the front door.
One of the best ways to make your home secure is through CCTV cameras. Here’s why:
CCTV is one of the most effective ways to deter criminals from vandalizing your home. If you have a CCTV camera installed above your front door, most of the burglars will steer clear of your house.
You can have your peace of mind when you’re away on vacation, as any attempts at breaking into your home will be captured on camera and the criminals will be rounded up easily.
Monitoring Your Home
CCTV allows you to monitor your home 24/7, even from remote locations. You can have the CCTV footage of whatever’s happening in your home when you are in another city or country. This means that you won’t have to worry about your valuable possessions when you are going on a long vacation.
Since there will be multiple cameras installed in your home, you can get different angles from different parts of the house, ensuring that everything is in order. This also allows you to monitor your children while you are away.
Financial gains are likely to be the last thing on your mind when getting CCTV installed, but is nonetheless a bonus. If you get CCTV installed in your home, you are reducing the risk of your home being vandalized, which makes you a low-risk customer in front of the insurance company. When this happens, insurance company will have to lower your insurance premium and you will save a significant amount of money on your insurance payments.
Remember that almost all insurance companies offer discounts on insurance premiums to homeowners who install CCTV cameras.
Even if your home does get broken into, you can easily identify the criminals with the help of the CCTV footage, which greatly increases the chances of retrieving your valuable possessions. CCTV footage plays a key role for the police in identifying and rounding up the criminals.
Making Insurance Claim
Insurance companies are not likely to accept your insurance claims if they think that the damage done to your property was preventable. You need to gather evidence to prove that the event that happened in your home was beyond your control.
Similarly, you will also be able to show exactly how many valuables were taken from your home when it was vandalized. Homeowners often struggle the valuable items that were stolen from their home and collecting old receipts could be a hassle.