4 Reasons You Should Have Outdoor Home Security Cameras
Keep an Eye on What’s Happening Outside Your Home
The most important items you possess likely live inside your home, which is why having indoor surveillance cameras is crucial in the event of a burglary. But what about your home’s perimeter? After all, a property break-in always starts from outside.
Integrating outdoor home security cameras into your surveillance system does much more than help prevent break-ins before they happen. Read below to learn four advantages of using outdoor security cameras to keep an eye on your home in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, or Jacksonville, Florida.
Deter Potential Intruders
More than half of burglars say the presence of a home security system influenced their decision to break into another home, according to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. In other words, burglars tend to avoid homes that have noticeable outdoor security systems. However, not all cameras are easy to see, so how else can an outdoor surveillance system deter potential break-ins?
Integrate your security cameras with Alarm.com to receive instant push notifications when movement is detected outdoors. You’ll receive an alert right away if someone is lingering near your property. You can even program your outdoor lights to turn on when motion is detected to scare off unwanted company. These chains of events can happen automatically for you so you can rest assured that your security system is always watching.
Protect Outdoor Possessions
While your most valuable possessions likely aren’t left outside, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep an eye out on items like your car, patio furniture, and expensive grill. If burglars suspect you’re home, they may just opt for your outdoor possessions instead.
With outdoor security cameras, avoid waking up to a broken-in vehicle or missing outdoor TV. In the same way you can program alerts with Alarm.com when outside motion is detected, you can use virtual trip wires and geofencing solutions to activate push notifications to your phone as well as to the local authorities when unwanted activity is detected. Also use event triggering in this case to sound off an alarm or turn on outdoor lights to deter any possible thievery.
Keep Watch for Packages
Package theft is an ever-growing problem. One in four people reports being a victim to package theft, according to a survey commissioned by Comcast and conducted by Wakefield Research.
Outdoor security cameras play an important role in determining if packages have been stolen from your property and can provide evidence that may help you receive refunds for those stolen items. What’s more, your outdoor security cameras can provide footage of any possible mishandling of your packages when delivered to your door. Lastly, if a delivery service says your items have reached you, you can use the footage from your security cameras to see if they are being truthful.
Monitor While Away
A lot can happen outside your property while you’re away at work or on vacation. With outdoor security cameras that integrate with your Alarm.com smartphone app, you can watch when your kids come and go, monitor the landscaping crew that tends to your yard, make sure your garage door is closed, and—of course—keep an eye on your possessions as well as potential break-ins.
Take a proactive step toward better safety by integrating outdoor surveillance cameras into your smart home security system. Our team of seasoned experts can help you get started today. Call us at 1 (904) 257-4295 or fill out our contact form below.