The stores already use video surveillance systems to deter or detect theft. Adapting these devices at home is now possible without breaking the bank. This article offers tips for pick a good video surveillance system to deter thieves.
1. Before you embark on an expensive purchase, consider your actual needs.
2. Walk around your property to determine the correct locations to install the cameras; the front door should be monitored as well as some windows. Focus on those that allow access to rooms containing valuables. Remember that the images should be recorded and kept for some time. Hard drives, ideally from a surveillance camera, can be used to store images.
3. Security firms are generally more expensive, but they can take care of everything. From selecting the appropriate device to installing it, they are also able to supervise your home on a temporary or permanent basis. Obviously prices vary from a few hundred dollars to several thousand per year.
4. When you install your security cameras, put them beyond the reach of an act of malice or willful damage. Thieves must not be able to destroy or damage the video systems so that they are dissuaded.
5. Place the indications everywhere to warn that you are protected by a video surveillance system. You can also use this technique even if you have not installed any such system. The important thing is to deter burglars and not to facilitate their work.
Tips and warnings
- Before purchasing, see the professionals. Discuss your needs with them, depending on the value of your property.
- There are video surveillance software’s which are cheap and can be installed on any computer. They allow you to develop an operational system with a video detection at lower cost. Learn more about it on the Internet.
- If a burglar decided to enter in your home, it will be extremely difficult to prevent it. So, do not let the power light of your cameras visible and accessible. It would be very easy for the burglar to cut the wire and disable your cameras.
How to Prevent Burglary?
Home burglaries are becoming frequent and everyday dozens of complaints are filed about theft or tampering. A burglary is always a great ordeal for the victims: privacy gets violated, lost memories, looting etc. Nevertheless with some knowledge and some adjustments, you can protect yourself and prevent intrusions into your home.
1. The first things to check are the external doors. Think of the entrances at the back of the house, and all the side doors. In fact, to prevent burglary of your home, you must secure all entrances.
2. Make sure you check your windows every day. Closures should be strong, in good condition. Before going to bed, go around the house and check all the windows. This simple act is certainly not a waste of time.
3. Be more careful of garage doors. The closures may seem modern and secure; making you think that nothing can happen to you. Regularly check the garage doors to prevent burglary of your home.
4. The cellars are equipped with openings to the outside. Do not think they are too narrow to let a person in. Burglars can use their imagination to enter in a house. Closing them when you are away can help prevent burglary of your home.
5. Put yourself in place of the burglar. How would you get in? Is everything really secure? Remember, when in doubt; seek advice of the police who are familiar with the subject.
6. Having an alarm system is good. But many people activate the system at night or in their absence. Burglaries can occur at any time. Think about it.
7. Install outdoor lights that turn on in case of presence. They are not very expensive and can easily make the burglar visible.
8. If not, consider asking a friend or someone in your family to regularly to check whether everything’s alright. In some cities, police departments may also have regular neighborhood check. These are small gestures that may prevent burglary at your place.
9. Watch out for people who come into your home. Thieves may come in disguises such as a door to door salesman, to identify weakness in your home security. Ask for their identities and check if in doubt.
10. Make sure that your family can be contacted at any time and they can reach you while you are away. If there has been an intrusion, you must make an inventory of what was stolen as soon as possible, both to the police and for insurance purposes.
Tips and warnings:
- Take photos of your rooms with complete furniture. Take pictures of valuables like television and jewelry. These pictures can be helpful to ensure your insurance payments.
- Never think that you are completely secure and that nothing can happen to you. Stay alert.