Home Security – Surveillance Cameras Catch Burglars and More

You may have heard the expression “he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer” when referring to someone who is not as keen as their peers. Of course that expression applies to a lot of different people, but for our purposes we’re talking about burglars who get caught on surveillance cameras placed around homes to improve home security. You might ask “why would someone break into a home when they see surveillance camera?”

That’s where the sharpest knife in the drawer comes in. Not all burglars are blessed with the keen sense of survival. Many burglars are just downright desperate and break into homes without any regard to whether or not they get caught. And to be perfectly honest if they do get caught, the penalty is not very severe.

That is part of the reason why home burglary has become one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. It is considered a low risk crime with the potential of a high reward. And statistics show that most burglars who commit the crime and get caught are doing it for the first or second time. So they are considered rookies.

The seasoned burglar will check for signs of security cameras or surveillance cameras around the house. He will also check to see if there are any signs that there’s a dog inside the house. Next to security cameras the thing that freaks out home burglars the most is a dog.

Those are the two biggest deterrents to home burglary; security cameras that are visible to a burglar and signs that there is a dog in the house.

Security cameras or surveillance cameras send a clear message to would-be burglars who are out looking for easy targets-a process called “casing” a neighborhood. Surprisingly most homeowners pay little attention to the “body language” a home sends to the burglar. Homes with lots of hiding places around lower-level doors and windows, windows that are left open and garage doors that are left open, might as well have a sign in their front yard inviting burglars in.

On the other hand homes that have Security/Surveillance Cameras around the outside of the house send a completely different message to burglars. In big bold letters it says “stay away.”

When you’re thinking about improving your home security, one of the best things you can do is install some security/surveillance cameras. They will not only catch a burglar if he does happen to break into your house but they can do more like catch him vandalizing your car or home.

Check all of our other Security Cameras to see if one of them won’t work for your home.

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