Let’s Go to the Videotape: Home Surveillance Key to Secure Household

According to USA Today, the video surveillance system of today is a remarkably fast-growing industry with an estimated worth of over $5 billion that is slated to reach over $25 billion by 2016. The reason for this is simple: the sheer presence of a video surveillance system is usually enough to make criminals stay away from of a home. More and more homeowners understand the importance of having a device to watch over your home at all times. In addition to dissuading burglars, a good home surveillance system can also assist in capturing criminals, especially when cameras are hidden.

Consider the case of Levent Centiner, a system administrator at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He saw a sign in his apartment building cautioning about a recent burglary effort, so he looked for a surveillance system. He bought a $50 wireless, infrared camera with motion detection. Then one day he was sitting in his office desk three blocks from home when his system, which was rigged to send footage to his email, did just that. The footage was of a guy breaking into his home through his window, which he then sent to the police, leading to the burglar being caught.

Surveillance’s importance therefore cannot be overstated, because it can protect your home, but more importantly, it can lead put burglars in prison so that they are no longer free to terrorize others.

At Volt Locksmith, New York City’s #1 provider of commercial, residential, auto and emergency locksmith services, we are mindful of your surveillance needs. We also know you don’t have unlimited financial resources, so we strive to help you fill your surveillance needs in a cost effective way. New network video recorders (NVR) are of the same quality used in maximum security prisons, offering multi-channel functionality. While they are easy to use and can be operated via smartphone, they used to necessitate special installation and were generally beyond the budgets of most homeowners. However, over the past few years, these systems have become cheaper and installation has become much simpler, making high-tech video surveillance solutions affordable for the average person.

So with home surveillance becoming easier to install and less expensive to purchase, now more than ever, it is time for you to take advantage of this golden opportunity to keep you and your family safe at all times. That is why at Volt Locksmith NY, we are here to advise you on what best fits your home surveillance needs and help you ensure the security of everything you hold dear.

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