Does Your Home or Business Need a Security Camera System?

By jeffkleffs on January 20, 2011 In Home Security

I’ve been selling security cameras for many years now, and whenever someone asks me what I do for a living and I explain this to them, you can always see the wheels starting to turn in their head. There is always interest, and they really start to think if they need security cameras, and also start thinking about how they can get some. But of course there is apprehension about the cost involved in acquiring a system, and of course wondering how hard and expensive it will be to install a system. And eventually due to the thought of the amount of work involved in educating yourself about what constitutes a good system along with the idea that getting it installed with be expensive and difficult, people eventually convince themselves that they don’t need security cameras and turn their thoughts elsewhere. This is a big mistake.

You never know what’s going to happen at your home or business, you really need to keep your property and love ones monitored. Criminals and con artists are everywhere waiting to take advantage of you, whether it be the slip and fall insurance scammer, or simply a thug who tries to rop you a gunpoint. No matter how safe you think your neighborhood is, bad people are out there. Sooner or later one of these bad people will find their way to your doorstep. It is just an inevitable law of averages. It will happen after you’ve been lulled into a false sense of security. Unfortunately most people seem to wait until something like this happens until they make the decision go ahead and buy surveillance systems. Of course by this point it is too late. You need to wake up to the reality, as hard as it may be to accept, that eventually crime is going to find you. I know it’s a grim thought, and might sound like scare tactics, but there is no point sugar coating the truth here. Make the small investment now and get a security camera system installed now and get yourself protected. Once this system is installed you can monitor your property twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have an internet connection. And everything that happens at your home or business will be recorded so that you will always have footage of any crime that is committed on your property to give to the police.

Also keep in mind that installing a system is not nearly as difficult as you might think. The hardest part is running the wires between the cameras and the DVR. This is manual labor, you can easily do it yourself if you wish, or simply hire a handyman or electrician to run the wires for you. It will take a few hours, but it is not rocket science. After that it is simply a matter of mounting your cameras and hooking the cables into the DVR and power supply. Now you are up and running with a fully functional system that will protect you for years to come.

Jeff Kleff is an expert on surveillance systems and security cameras.