As if home security in Michigan wasn’t challenging enough, it’s not easy protecting your home against things you can’t see. Intruders and trespassers could be precursors to a break-in. And even though home video surveillance cameras are an excellent deterrent, their use runs deeper than that; they’re a helpful way to improve the odds of catching thieves and burglars, 87% of whom are never caught. Off-the-rack systems may not be sufficient. If you need security cameras done right, you need Vigilante Security!
Types of Home Security Cameras
Broadly speaking, home security cameras are either hard-wired, tapping into your home’s electrical supply, or wireless, running on batteries. There are also multiple types of cameras available for different purposes. A Michigan security company will help you choose what’s best for your needs, but your options include:
Video doorbells are increasingly popular, especially as part of a smart home installation. Besides supplementing (or supplanting) the traditional peephole, they allow you to send a live feed and/or record who visits, from friends and relatives to delivery drivers, or individuals who may be causing your property.
Outdoor cameras can be set up to either monitor your property continuously or to turn on only when they’re triggered by a passer-by or intruder. Not only do they work in much the same way that outdoor lights with sensors work, but they’re often set up to start recording when those lights turn on, giving you increased coverage and visibility when you’d rather not go outdoors. An added bonus: visible cameras are an excellent deterrent since burglars shy away from anything that might give them away.
Indoor cameras can be used for detection and protection, but they have other uses as well. If you have loved ones at home and you can’t be there, it’s a good way to ensure they’re safe. They provide accountability for babysitters and other caregivers. And in the event of a break-in, an indoor camera increases the chance that those responsible can be caught and prosecuted.
Capabilities and Benefits of Home Security Cameras
How do you benefit from a home security camera? Let’s take a closer look.
We’re all doing a lot more shopping online and opting for home deliveries lately. No surprise, then, that package theft is up significantly. A visible camera is a great deterrent to would-be thieves.
Smoke detectors are highly effective in small, confined spaces, but they’re not nearly as useful when you’re trying to protect a larger outbuilding (say, a garage or workshop with high ceilings) or an open area, like a yard that abuts a wooded area. Video image smoke detection (VISD) is great for areas where traditional methods would be ineffective.
Smart Home Integration
Your video security can integrate tightly with other smart home solutions. And that’s a good thing, since not every hazard will be apparent to the naked eye (or lens). We can augment your video protection with environmental monitoring sensors that detect failures in HVAC systems and generators, alert you to carbon monoxide, flag extremes in temperature, identify potential flooding from leaky or burst pipes, or even summon help in medical emergencies.
Remote Monitoring Equals Peace of Mind
Our systems offer two types of monitoring so you’re always protected. On one hand, you can get alerts and live streams from any mobile device. On the other, since we’re cognizant that you need to sleep and can’t always be glued to your phone, we also offer 24/7/365 security system monitoring from a UL-listed central station, so we’re keeping a close eye even when you cannot.
Add it all up and what do you get? More than you’d think, since it’s not just about sleeping easier knowing you’re protected. Insurance companies appreciate the effort, too, since a home that’s better-protected is less likely to cost them. That can mean lower premiums on your homeowner’s insurance.
Home Security Camera Installations in the Troy Area
You’ve probably seen the same advertisements we have, featuring self-installed systems advertised by charming spokespersons. These may seem like they’re better than nothing, but they can leave significant gaps in your home security—and, with them, a sense of false security that can be dangerous. So call Vigilante Security to install your home security cameras (and any other home security devices you may need). You’ll get equipment that’s reliable because we start with quality, and we install the right way!