Many suburban homes have a security surveillance camera installed to protect their homes from property damage or a possible home burglary. It has been proven that a property’s chances of becoming a victim of crime are drastically reduced if the would-be criminal knows the property is being monitored. Some studies show that houses in certain neighborhoods are up to 75% less likely to be mugged by criminals when a camera is shown outside.
Security systems have increased in quality and decreased in price over the past decade. This is because computer systems are popping up in homes, DVR technology and military knowledge are being incorporated into cameras and mass-produced. 15 years ago, a night vision goggle cost $2,000 to $6,000. Now you can buy a four-day, four-camera color night vision/infrared system with a 500GB hard drive Nuvcio EVL-4500 DVR for $450-$700.
There are many high tech single cameras you can buy for under $100. Sony’s 1/3-inch CCD infrared LED security camera can be purchased for $89 and enables audio surveillance. The SUN-LIR30Hf is priced at $64.95. You can get dome cameras, motion cameras, hidden cameras, cameras that tilt, zoom and pan an area. You can even get cameras that are vandal-proof. It all comes down to your needs, budget, time, and commitment to finding the right system for your home.
A security camera is a must to protect your home, property and loved ones. A would-be criminal will go elsewhere once they see a camera posted outside the home. One of the main reasons a surveillance camera prevents crime is so that the “bad guy” is caught on tape and can be identified. Once identified, they know the police can arrest them and secure a conviction. The criminal will leave to find easier prey. In the past, these security systems were only for the rich. But with the technology, need and mass production, they have become very affordable and inexpensive.