The importance of surveillance cameras

The importance of surveillance cameras

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Theft and other criminal activities have continued to be more and more prevalent in our communities, thereby increasing the need for surveillance to either avert potential crime or quicken the process of investigating a theft or intrusion that has already taken place. The live or recorded footage from these security surveillance cameras are admissible in court and therefore many homes and businesses have adopted their use as they are assured of their usefulness in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Over the years, the technology and design for the surveillance system has evolved and they have continued to become popular. Thanks to the advancement of technology, they come in various sizes and shapes and their technical features are different, such as wired and wireless. As the case would be, the wireless option is better in that it is flexible and can be installed in almost any place.


Using a surveillance that is internet based can be of great advantage since you are in a position to monitor your house or business premises. You can remotely access the recording from any computer that is connected to the internet from whichever place you are in. This comes in handy especially for those that have to be out of town for one reason or another. Some surveillance systems are so advanced that you receive electronic alerts either through email or text message when they are triggered by any movement.

Some cameras come complete with motion sensors and can be triggered by movement within a set radius. The sensors are so sensitive that even the slightest movement will activate the camera and the filming will automatically begin.


Despite their size, digital surveillance cameras that are much smaller can film for a prolonged period. All images captured are stored for later viewing and editing. One of the reasons they have become so common is that they do not need the old school video tapes for recording.

When potential thieves notice that there are security cameras, they become hesitant in committing the crime in that particular house or premises. Over the years, the cost of installing the surveillance cameras has become affordable and this has made more private residences and commercial properties set them up to increase security around them.

Generally, the need to increasing security and putting more security measures around private homes and businesses had continued to become more common with surveillance cameras being one of the options. One thing that petty thieves, white collar criminal and terrorists have in common is that they all are very cautious of being caught on camera committing their criminal activities, since they know that it’s only a matter of time before the law enforcement agencies catch up with them.

Safety tops the list of the advantages of having your home or commercial property equipped with surveillance cameras. The peace of mind that comes along with knowing that your home or business is safe from potential intrusion is also one of the benefits of installing a security surveillance system.

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