These days it can be difficult to keep up with the latest technical advancements and home security gadgets. And when it comes to protecting your home and family, you might think utilizing a professionally installed home security system is enough. But there are many benefits of security cameras, especially for homeowners.

So what’s all the hype about surveillance cameras? If you’re considering getting a surveillance system for your own home, here are eight of the many benefits of security cameras to think about.

1. Deter Intruders

On average, over one million home burglaries happen annually in the U.S. Often times, intruders target houses that appear to have easy access. Outside of your Alert 360 yard sign and window decals, if a would-be burglar also notices your home security cameras surrounding the house, they’re more likely to pass on your home as a target.

2. Faster Response Times

Depending on the type of Alert 360 camera system you choose to build, you can also increase the time in which first responders arrive on scene in the event of an emergency.

Alert 360 Integrated Camera Systems

The Alert 360 integrated camera and video solution allows you to check in on your home or business with live and recorded video from anywhere, using your smartphone or tablet. The integrated solution works with your existing security system and the Alert 360 app (available on Apple or Android) for complete 360-degree protection.

Integrated Camera Systems also utilize Alert 360 Smart Video Analytics, which deliver real-time insight to filter and categorize your video alerts to coordinate with your system. That means you’ll be alerted faster at suspicious activity, giving you more time to verify an emergency before triggering an alarm and contacting first responders.

3. Evidence Gathering

No matter how many layers of protection you put in place, accidents and crime can still occur on your property. Fortunately, whether you choose cloud-based Integrated Camera Systems or disk-based Standalone Camera Systems from Alert 360, you’ll get continuous 24/7 recording. With a full surveillance library at your disposal, should an event occur that requires legal action, video surveillance is one of the most credible sources of evidence in theft and burglary court cases.

4. Keep Tabs on Your Kids

Are you up at night worrying about your kids’ safety when your nanny or babysitter comes? You can finally put your mind at ease once you install home security cameras, which allow you to see what’s going on while you’re away. 

Many indoor cameras also allow you to access two-way audio and video footage directly from your phone—making it possible to connect with your kids and check in no matter where you are. Whether you want to check in when they get home from school, while they’re home during the summer, or just when you’ve stepped out for a moment you’ll have peace of mind knowing your children are safe.  

5. Stay In-the-Know

Another benefit of home security cameras is the ability to help you stay informed on what’s happening at your home at all times. Sure, a security system gives you the protection and peace of mind that your home is safe while you’re away. But there’s something to actually being able to check in for yourself to breathe that sigh of relief on vacation.

No more guessing who is at the door, when a package was delivered, or why the garage door is open. You’ll feel more secure at home knowing you have 24/7 protection, access to video analytics and activity data, and real-time notifications sent directly to your phone. 

6. Outdoor Security

Every property has those spots that are dark and hidden, especially at night. But Alert 360 HD outdoor cameras let you keep an eye on your property, no matter where you are. HD quality and great lowlight performance make for crystal clear video.

Alert 360’s 4MM IP Dome Cameras are built to be vandal-proof and ruggedized for any weather. And just like any other surveillance camera installed on your property, use your smartphone or tablet to view live streaming video from anywhere.

7. Check On Your Pets

Don’t think we forgot about our furry, four-legged friends! Much like children, leaving pets home alone can be just as stressful. Did the cat wander outside again? Is the puppy getting into the garbage? Ease your mind and tune in on your home and property. The ability to check in on your pets at any time of day is just another benefit of security cameras. 

8. Document Insurance Claims

Just like instances of providing legal evidence in court cases, security cameras can also help in documenting insurance claims. Should you ever need to make an insurance claim because of vandalism, theft, or disaster in your home, your security camera will play a big part in helping you document the claim with crystal clear, HD-quality evidence. 

Quality Smart Security Tips and Solutions from Alert 360

So, what are you waiting for? Start building your custom security camera system from Alert 360 today. Our experts will help you select the perfect set up to best suit the needs of your home, property, and budget!

And if you’re looking for more ways to keep yourself and your family safe, check out the home security and automation services from Alert 360. And when you’re ready to start building your custom system and plan, contact us and get a free quote fast! At Alert 360, we value our customer’s trust in us to protect their homes and businesses.