No family likes to think about the possibility of their home being burglarized or broken into. But the unfortunate reality is that it happens all the time, in neighborhoods all over the country.
On average, a burglary occurs every 25 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI. In 2019, police reported more than 1.1 million burglaries, the majority of which occurred when families were away, at work, on vacation – or in the middle of the night, when intruders can go undetected in the dark.
Fortunately, there are several proven ways to reduce the risk of your home becoming a target. One of the most effective solutions is a home surveillance system.
A home surveillance system from AVDG gives you a watchful eye over your home, no matter where you are. Plus, the mere presence of security cameras can scare off burglars, deterring them from committing a crime in the first place.
how it works
Home surveillance systems have come a long way since the old-fashioned CCTV camera systems that were used decades ago.
Today’s video security systems are smarter and more flexible. They can be installed almost anywhere and can be accessed from nearly any Internet-connected device.
Numerous camera styles and features enable a wide variety of capabilities, including:
- Indoor & outdoor cameras can be activated by motion, schedule, or provide continuous recording
- View live footage or recorded video from your phone or desktop
- Pan and tilt the cameras to get a full view of the space
- Get real-time alerts based on motion detection or other triggers, such as alarm sensors
- Two-way communication allows you to speak with guests at your front door
- Remote control access to door locks, so you can let a guest or family member into your home, even if you’re not there
A home surveillance system offers numerous benefits beyond the mere ability to see what’s happening at your property. A well-integrated system can provide an invaluable layer of security for your family.
Here are some of the key advantages to consider:
Burglars don’t want to be seen, which is why they target homes that look dark, unoccupied and unprotected. If a burglar notices cameras by your doors, they are likely to move onto another home instead. Thus, the surveillance system serves as a powerful deterrent that keeps intruders at bay.
A home surveillance system allows you to keep an eye on your home when you’re not there, so you can take action if something is wrong. Check on the kids when they’re home with the babysitter. See who’s at your front door while you’re at work. Get notifications when motion is detected in places where there shouldn’t be any. Having this insight provides an added layer of protection to keep your loved ones safe.
In the event of a burglar, your cameras catch the crime in progress. This evidence can help law enforcement make an arrest and reclaim any stolen items. The footage can also be used for insurance purposes.
peace of mind
Even when nothing is actively wrong, a video surveillance system allows you to rest easy knowing that you’ll be alerted to any disturbances that occur. Whether you’re at home or away, this peace of mind is invaluable.
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