Security Systems. Myth or Reality?

The growing use of CCTV cameras in large cities is a controversial issue. The ethics of security cameras has become the most discussed point. One side of the argument speaks out about the benefits of a 24/7 video record as a crime deterrent. The other argues for the right to privacy.

Anyhow, we are sure that the benefits of surveillance cameras extend far beyond security enhancement. Below we will speak about Security Camera Myths, which are most discussed and argued.

Myth #1

I LIVE IN A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD AND HAVE INSURANCE

Even if your neighbors watch out for you, they can’t be looking all the time, constantly, and a professional thief knows how not to look like a thief and raise suspicion.

As for insurance, what about SS numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and confidential information? And also, what if your family member, maybe an elderly person suffers during robbery? So, we can not fully rely on neighbors or insurance. It’s true that material possessions are replaceable, but your feeling of security isn’t so easy to recover.

Myth #2

BY THE TIME AUTHORITIES RESPOND TO AN ALARM, IT IS TOO LATE. WHY BOTHER?

Actually, given the choice between a house that is secured with an alarm system and one that is not, thieves will surely choose the easier, less risky target.

Also, FBI reports state that one of the best ways to minimize official response times, whether it is to a break-in, fire, or strong-arm robbery, is with an automated alarm call.

Myth #3

IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE.

Today’s CCTV market offers wide range of security systems, and there is a huge choice within affordable and great quality video surveillance systems and also installation is very fast and easy. Most homeowners end up spending less than $100 per month the first year, and that includes equipment and installation. Breaking it down, installation and equipment can run anywhere from $99 to around $1,200, with the average landing at $650, according to Home Advisor.

Myth #4

BURGLARS CAN JUST CUT THE LINE.

Most alarm systems are snaked through the phone lines, where they either send a signal to the security company through the same line, or exist within a bundle of lines that must leave the house somehow.

Moreover, nowadays camera manufacturers offer various solutions for this issue, producing special vandal-proof cameras, quality wires, hidden or secret cameras for vulnerable areas, etc.

Also, most systems can operate completely wirelessly, which eliminates the need to have a landline before installing a security system. This also means that you’re still likely to be protected even during a power outage.

Myth #5

A DOG IS ENOUGH PROTECTION.

Dogs can be killed, can be stolen, harmed, if it is simply a barking dog, not specially trained guard dog, it can be also easily lured away. Sometimes, and it often happens with aggressive breeds, which are trained to attack, you run the risk of your dog harming someone who is not an intruder. Dogs are and will be man’s best friends, but let us not use them as security tools, they aren’t meant to be a main source of home security protection. A dog is not a tool. It is a living breathing animal, and they also should be protected and cared for.

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