Are Security Cameras Really Effective?
Let's Look at the statistics on security camera presence and use
In today’s world, security cameras are becoming more and more commonplace. But how do they work?
Data shows that they make a big difference in deterring crime and give you peace of mind like nothing else. Even if a burglary has occurred, these cameras give you the best chance of recovering your belongings. If you can afford them, home security camera systems are worth it.
In this article, we’ll look at a custom security camera solution and find out whether they’re really worth the investment.
Why Are Security Cameras Effective?
Security cameras are important for several reasons. They can deter crime, help to identify criminals, and provide peace of mind for businesses and homeowners.
Security cameras can act as a deterrent to crime. If potential criminals know that their actions are being monitored, they are less likely to attempt a break-in or other type of crime. Security cameras can also help to identify criminals. If a crime is committed, footage from the security cameras can be used to identify the perpetrator. This can lead to their arrest and conviction.
Peace of mind is another benefit of security cameras. Business owners and homeowners can feel safer knowing that their property is being monitored. This can provide a sense of security and reduce anxiety levels. In Orange County, New Jersey, surveillance cameras installed around the city showed a 50% drop in all crime types.
The drop involved all sorts of crimes, and it was for the whole city! Just think about the effects installing a quality security camera system in your home would have?
In another comprehensive study undertaken by the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, researchers surveyed 422 burglars imprisoned offenders accused of burglary. The majority (60%) of the burglars in this study said they would search for an alarm before breaking into a house. Furthermore, they said that if an alarm system were present, most would move to another target.
So, having a video camera network mounted in your home is a significant deterrent to potential offenders. It sends out a message that their actions will not go unnoticed if they do indeed threaten your home.
What’s Involved in Installing a Security System?
When it comes to protecting your home or business, security cameras are a vital part of any security system. But what’s involved in actually installing these cameras? Let’s take a look at the basics of installing a security camera system.
First, you’ll need to choose the type of security cameras you want to install. There are many different types on the market, so it’s important to do your research and find the ones that will best suit your needs. NTSI can aid in this process as we have tried and true equipment partners we’ve used for years! Once the cameras are chosen, our team will take a look at the building and determine the best places to install and orient the cameras.
Next, we’ll need to run the necessary wiring for your security cameras and after that is in place, we can then begin installing your cameras.
Finally, we’ll need to connect your security cameras to a monitoring system. This could be a simple as connecting them to your home computer or setting up a dedicated monitoring system with its own software and hardware.
In conclusion, installing security cameras helps to reduce unwanted activity, such as theft, robbery, and property damage. And even if this doesn’t stop the criminal from committing an illegal act, it can help in the search for the perpetrator of the crime and be material evidence.
If you’re looking to install a security camera system in your home or business, contact NTSI today. Our team of experts can help you choose the right cameras and walk you through the entire installation process.
Install, and maintain your business' network
Low Voltage Infrastructure
With our skilled and widely trained employee’s we are able to setup, install, and maintain your business’s network, phone system, access system, and camera system.
keep your business moving
Many businesses rely on computers and other forms of technology to keep their operations running smoothly. However, when something goes wrong with this technology, it can be a major inconvenience. This is where IT support comes in.
IT support specialists are responsible for handling any technical issues that a business may encounter. We can provide assistance with everything from setting up new equipment to troubleshooting problems. In many cases, we can even help businesses prevent future issues by implementing proactive measures.
resources for your business
Cloud Service & Data Backup
As your business grows, so does the amount of data you need to manage. Keeping track of all this data can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t have a reliable backup solution in place. That’s where we come in. We offer cloud-based data management services that make it easy to store, access, and share your data, no matter where you are. And because our services are backed by our award winning support, you can rest assured that your data is always safe and secure.
reduce costs & increase productivity
GPS Fleet Tracking
Get a near real-time, view of your fleet’s daily operations, so you can help reduce costs, increase productivity, stay on top of vehicle maintenance, and make the most of every business day. Vehicle plans starting at $18.95 per month
scalable communication platforms
Phone Systems for your business
We can provide you with everything from set-up and installation, to maintenance and repairs. We know how important it is to have a reliable phone system, so we’ll do everything we can to make sure it’s running smoothly. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you with your phone management needs.
power your business with fast & reliable connectivity
Fiber Optic Networks
We install and manage fiber optic networks. We have the experience and expertise to ensure that your fiber network is installed correctly and operates smoothly.
Fiber offers many advantages over other types of networking technologies. It is much faster than copper or wireless networks, and it can support more users simultaneously. Fiber is also more reliable and secure than other types of networks.
If you are considering upgrading your network to fiber, or if you need help troubleshooting your existing fiber network, contact us today.
Design, Installation, and Support
We install and manage surveillance systems for businesses large and small. We work with you to determine their needs and then design and implement a system that meets those needs. We also provide training on how to use the system and provide ongoing support as needed.
Small to Medium Businesses
Resideo Monitored Alarm Systems
Open or closed, stay connected to your business anytime, anywhere. The Honeywell Home Lyric Controller is a professionally installed system that provides superior, 24/7 security protection and automation control for your business. The wireless system installs easily, and integrates with smoke detectors, electronic locks, fans, thermostats and more. You can control security and automation functions from the Lyric Controller, a mobile device or computer.