Not too long ago having a personal surveillance system was considered a high-cost luxury item. Fast forward to 2018 and a security camera is an affordable option that everyone should have in their home and business. If you are looking for Brandon security cameras, SGD Communications has a wide variety available to meet your specific needs.
Protecting Yourself Against Burglars
Peace of mind is important when it comes to your most prized possessions–your family, your home and your business. Installing a high-quality surveillance system can help alleviate that stress. A 2013 study conducted by the University of North Charlotte sheds light on the inner workings of a burglar’s mind. Of the 422 incarcerated individuals that were interviewed, over 50% said that if they noticed security cameras they would discontinue the robbery. This further backs up the fact that a surveillance system is likely to deter potential burglars from breaking and entering in your home or business.
Burglary is a serious crime and the punishment is not light, so most burglars don’t want to have incriminating evidence out there that could help identify them. If convicted of a felony, a burglar could get up to 20 years in prison. In theory, it is much easier to rob a house or business that is unprotected by a security surveillance system.
Providing Evidence in Court
Some of the top reasons that motivate people to commit burglary are the need to acquire drugs or money (which in turn is often used to purchase drugs). Most burglars leave the scene of the crime with no traces of evidence, so in the unfortunate event that someone does try breaking into your home or business, a home surveillance system will be law enforcement’s best friend in investigating the circumstances. This is why it is important to put security cameras in strategic locations.
Some people like home security cameras to simply know what’s going on around their property. Staying informed is also another way to stay safe. Just because someone rings the doorbell does not mean that you have to go and open the door. A surveillance system can show you who’s at the door, gate, or wandering around your property without you having to actually encounter the person face to face.
Tips on Further Protecting Yourself
Here are a few tips to help protect yourself from burglary:
- Be careful of what you post on Facebook and other social media outlets, because burglars watch social media like hawks. Posting about leaving for vacation or about receiving an expensive gift is an open invitation for burglars to target your home.
- Install lighting around your home or business. Robbers prefer areas that are dark where they won’t be seen.
- Install an alarm system in your home and business.
- Don’t leave your windows and doors unlocked. This makes you an easy target to get into and increases your chances of getting robbed.
Brandon Security Cameras are necessary to have around. SGD Communications can help. Call today or fill out the form on the right side of this page and someone will be in touch shortly.