Pros and Cons: Installing Home Security Cameras

Homeowners concerned about neighborhood security frequently consider installing interior or exterior home security cameras. Security cameras offer the benefit of recording the activity that goes on in or around the home when the homeowner is not present. In many public areas we have become accustomed to security cameras monitoring our activity, so accustomed in fact that most of us forget cameras are there. If the added security benefit of home surveillance systems is so obvious, then why do so many homeowners decide against home security cameras?

The Pros For Home Security Cameras

    1. Monitoring of your family and property is the prime benefit for installing home security cameras. Young or elderly family members home alone or with a caretaker, naughty pets, or valuable personal possessions are all valid reasons to consider installing surveillance cameras in your home. This infographic by a home security firm demonstrates the reasons and statistics to justify installing surveillance cameras in your home.

 

    1. The unexpected happens. Even if you do not live in a high crime area, have vulnerable family members at home, or valuable belongings planning is the first step to security. If you have a home insurance policy but never have filed a claim, then you are already planning for the unexpected. If home security cameras are installed in your home, if the unexpected does happen you are prepared to handle it.

 

    1. Wireless home security cameras are becoming increasingly affordable and easy to install. Because wireless home surveillance systems are small, they are easily concealed and do not interfere with a home’s décor. Ease of installation allows many homeowners to purchase and install home security cameras without the assistance of an installation professional.

 

    1. Visible or home security camera signs can be a deterrent to crime. Random burglars who choose which home to target are more likely to choose the home that does not display signs announcing the presence of security cameras.

 

  1. Home security cameras can lower your home insurance policy. If you are selling your home, a security system can be a selling point for your home.

The Cons Against Home Security Cameras

    1. Wired home security cameras are expensive to install and likely require the assistance of an installation professional.

 

    1. Wired home surveillance cameras are visible to the eye and interfere with a home’s décor.

 

    1. Wireless home surveillance cameras are subject to interference and loss of signal, and can be hacked or compromised.

 

    1. If you are selling your home, a security system can be a red flag to a buyer and make them fearful of the crime rate in your neighborhood.

 

  1. The loss of privacy and the awareness of being constantly monitored by home security cameras is an intrusion for many families, and their guests. The decision to turn home surveillance systems on or off as needed typically results in the cameras not being on when they are most needed, due to simple forgetfullness.

In a New York Times article, Nick Bilton asks “one very important question: Do we want to live in a surveillance society that might ensure justice for all, yet privacy for none.” Your decision whether or not to install security cameras in your home answers that question for your household.

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