Home security should be the highest priority no matter where you live. If you live in Las Vegas, especially the Northwest Valley, you should take home security very seriously. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has reported more than 400 home break-ins since January 2018. The worse part of this report: Many of the burglars broke in simply through an open window or an unlocked door.
Why Install Security Cameras?
You need more than a security alarm to protect your home against break-ins. Security cameras capture the action as it happens and helps the police identify the criminals and possibly recover any stolen goods. In fact, homeowners who have installed security cameras are helping LVMPD detectives apprehend the criminals and prevent future break-ins.
Some home security cameras come with mobile apps, giving you a live view of your home wherever you are. If you combine the cameras with motion lights and a security alarm system, you triple the protection around your home.
3 Benefits of Installing Security Cameras
Discourage trespassers and break-ins.
Installing security cameras gives you peace of mind. They deter criminals from targeting your home and help to catch people who may trespass on your property when you’re not around. Criminals know the risks of breaking into a home that has security cameras around the property. Burglaries happen every day in Las Vegas, but these criminals would rather skip your house and move on to the next one rather than to get caught invading yours.
Keep an eye on your children.
Security cameras do more than deter would-be thieves. They also give you a way to keep an eye on your children outside. You can monitor the screen and see where your kids are playing at all times. Indoor security cameras also let you keep an eye on the babysitter and make sure that your children are safe in the care of another person.
Get lower homeowner insurance rates.
Many insurance companies offer lower rates for homeowners who install security cameras and an alarm system. If the alarm system is monitored 24 hours a day by an off-site security company, you could get up to a 15 percent discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium depending on the insurance company. Your discount depends on several factors such as the type of security cameras, the insurance company and the crime rate in the city. It’s best to shop around for insurance companies and to review their discounts for installing security cameras around your home.
How to Install Security Cameras
Different security cameras require different installations, so it’s hard to give you an exact step-by-step guide. Professional security camera installation is helpful when you want the most accurate setup for your home. A lot of things can go wrong when you install them yourself, such as placing the cameras in bad areas or failing to connect the system correctly. If you want to install security cameras yourself, here’s a basic guide to follow:
- Select the cameras.
- Mount the cameras to the ceiling or the walls.
- Use a broad angle to capture the area.
- Connect the cameras to a power source.
- Wire the cameras to the recorder.
- Hook up a monitor to the recorder.
If you have wireless cameras, you’ll want to mount them to your preferred locations. However, choosing the right locations isn’t always obvious.
- Will you be able to see the areas where trouble can occur?
- Will it be low enough to see the perpetrator?
- Will the footage save to the cloud and be available when you need it?
Low Volt – Professional Security Camera Installation
Crimes occur all the time in Las Vegas. Don’t become a victim of a home invasion or a burglary. There are many other factors to think about when installing security cameras. Anyone can set them up, but you want it done right the first time.
Contact Low Volt for a free consultation and to learn more about our security camera installation services. Security cameras do so much for your home, such as deterring criminals and lowering your homeowner’s insurance. No matter where you live in the Las Vegas area, you’ll feel safer when you have security cameras watching your home.