Video surveillance solutions have become more prevalent in recent years, not only because they’ve proven effective as a visual deterrent and a successful way to bust burglars, it has also assisted when out of the home to see how the children are doing in the hands of the babysitters, nanny or helps.
More so, the technology has come down in price so much that nearly anyone can afford a basic system. When selecting a surveillance system, the most important distinctions you need to make are whether you want something visible or hidden, and whether you’re looking to monitor the inside or outside of your home – or both.
Visible security cameras can be a great option for those with larger properties, where deterrence is as important as actually catching a thief or vandal in the act. Nothing stops a would-be criminal faster than the watchful eye of a security camera staring down at him. Some homeowners even opt for simple, extremely low-cost dummy cameras just for their deterrent capabilities.