Consider Installing Home Security Cameras In These Places

July 25th, 2023

More and more homeowners, including those right here in Chico, are choosing to install security cameras. Some folks do so to save some money on their home insurance. After all, many agencies have programs that offer policyholders' discounts once they improve their places. Others elect to put the devices in to keep burglars and trespassers at bay. Many criminals view surveillance cameras as deterrents. They avoid breaking into those places from the fear of having their faces captured on video.

Chico parents even install surveillance equipment to keep an eye on nannies and their children. The devices can be beneficial in tons of ways, but if a person doesn't mount them in good locations, they won't be much, if any, help at all. So, the remaining sections here will focus on some surveillance camera spots that are worthy of consideration. Therefore, curious parties should stick around and read on to learn more. 

Front, Back, And Side Entrances

Unlocked doors are just one way burglars get inside homes. Hence, Chico homeowners want to be sure and mount cameras watching over the front, side, and back doors of their houses. Most modern cams can be monitored remotely. As such, people can view live feeds whenever an alert comes across their phones to see who is at their residence. If it is determined that it is someone who is up to no good, then they can contact the police to investigate. 

Outdoor cameras also come in handy for porch pirates. They are the thieves that go around neighborhoods stealing packages that don’t belong to them. The devices capture faces, distinguishing marks, and even license plate numbers so that officers can bring them to justice. 

Overlooking The Swimming Pool

If your mind just hit the gutter, please remove it from there, because this aspect is not about voyeurism. Parents have plenty of stuff going on daily, including making sure their little ones don't go near the pool. However, as every guardian knows, it can be challenging to keep kids in your line of sight at all times. Having a camera overlooking the swimming pool can assist moms and dads in making sure the locations remain off-limits to youngsters. A quick look at a live feed can also allow them to spring into action quickly when a problem occurs. 

Watching The Liquor Cabinet

The teen years are when kids experiment. Some try out drugs, while others drink alcohol. Parents who have suspicions about the latter should think about installing cameras near their bars and liquor cabinets. They can review the footage now and again to ensure that no underage drinking is happening on their watches. When a problem is detected, the guardians can then intervene to get to the bottom of things. Perhaps peer-pressure, stress or a lack of family time is to blame. Whatever the case may be, you will have the video evidence that you need to confront your kiddo and right the ship, so to speak.

Give us a call to obtain high-quality surveillance cameras today. 

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Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

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