There are both the positive and the negative aspects of the home camera system. In this article, we are going to look at both the advantages and the disadvantages and then leave it to you to decide.
If you have a home camera system, your family and property will be protected. This is because the system will monitor both inside and outside the house. Valuable possessions and pets will be under the 24/7 close supervision. The increased incidences of burglary have led many a homeowner to devise ways of securing their homes.
Preparing for the unexpected
Just because you have insurance policy does not mean that you should wait for the burglary to happen. The home camera system serves as enough deterrent for the burglars and other unwanted elements in your property.
Affordability and ease of installation
In the past, the wired security systems used to be very expensive. The technology used made them costly and in most cases, installing them was a headache. Nowadays, the technology is so advanced that many companies are able to make them affordable for everyone. The installation is another plus as you can install them on your own. If you are thinking for a cheaper alternative, simply go for the DIY types of cameras. They are quick to install and in a matter of hours, you will be using them to monitor things in and around your house.
Who said that visible cameras are not worthwhile in deterring crime? The truth of the matter is that you can keep burglars off your home by merely installing home camera system. As long as the burglars can see the cameras, they will leave your home and head to the next home where there is no camera visible.
The disadvantages will depend on whether you are installing the wired ones as opposed to the wires ones. Let’s say that you have wired cameras installed. They are expensive to install and therefore, you might not be able to install them all by your own with the helping hand of a professional. Of course this would mean that you pay more for them.
Interference with the home decor is something that every home owner would like to avoid. Unfortunately, as long as you are using the wired connections, the home decor will have to be interfered with.
Loss of signal and interference from the radio signals tend to interfere with the wireless cameras. If you were following up and there was such interference, you will miss the important details, hence compromising your security.
Loss of privacy
The cameras cannot distinguish the family members from the visitors and the intruders. The visitors and the family members will of course be wary of the intrusion of their privacy. Having the knowledge that there are cameras prying you in your every movement is not something everyone would be happy about.
In conclusion,surveys have shown that people are not happy to live in a surveillance society but it’s the price to pay for better security.