Even if you have never been a victim of porch piracy, the odds are high that you know someone who has. While shopping online for everyday items is convenient, criminals on the prowl may take advantage of the situation by snatching goods off doorsteps as they pass.
According to recent studies, parcel theft is responsible for the daily theft or loss of 1.7 million shipments in the United States. These numbers might make you wonder if installing a doorbell camera would reduce crime. Can home surveillance cameras deter criminal activity?
Here are the most critical ways in which doorbell cameras protect you from harm:
- In general, areas equipped with visible cameras deter criminal activity.
- Cameras mounted on doorbells reduce anxiety for house owners.
- Video captured by security cameras and doorbells can be helpful to law enforcement in identifying and apprehending offenders.
- Protect Your House with a Doorbell Camera
Discover how a doorbell camera may strengthen your home’s defenses.
Thieves who break into homes to take items from porches or other locations usually seek a place where they can quickly enter and leave without being noticed. Cameras installed in doorbells, well-lit areas, audible alarms, and similar security measures serve as effective deterrents. Even if they successfully break into a home, steal something, and leave, burglars don’t want to know that their face has been captured on video. Thieves are more likely to move on to an easier target if they can see a security camera from the street or the front of a house, such as a doorbell camera.
Of course, protecting your house is more vital than making it seem safe, but there’s still value in having a good sense of security no matter where you are. Many people value the peace of mind that their doorbell cameras give. Knowing who is approaching your house and why might provide you with peace of mind, whether you live alone and want to know who is ringing your doorbell before answering the door or travel frequently and aren’t always there to answer a door.
Video doorbell installation is a service provided by Add On Electric Phoenix. This way, whether at home or not, you can see who’s at your door and communicate with them in real-time with the camera’s two-way audio capability.
If you do a lot of online shopping, doorbell cameras are a great way to monitor the arrival of any packages you may have ordered. Suppose a critical product is delivered while you’re out of town. In that case, you can either have a trustworthy neighbor pick it up or, with the help of an intelligent garage door controller, instruct the delivery person to leave it inside and lock the door behind them.
Surveillance cameras and doorbell footage can aid law enforcement in identifying and apprehending offenders.
The footage from a doorbell camera and other security cameras may assist local law authorities in identifying, arresting, and charging the criminal, perhaps deterring them from committing other crimes in the future. Additionally, there are several reports in recent years that doorbell cameras have been significant in resolving crimes apart from porch piracy and house invasions, including kidnappings, car thefts, and assaults. Some local police departments cover the cost of installing doorbell cameras or giving them out for free.
If you’re in the market for a doorbell camera to supplement your existing home security setup, here are some features and specifications to keep in mind:
- Can the doorbell camera be connected to your existing home monitoring system?
- With what pixel count are you hoping to work?
- Specifically, how wide a horizontal field of view do you require?
- Do you seek app-based alerts on your mobile device?
- What kind of night vision does the doorbell camera you’re looking at have?
- How sensitive do you want your motion detectors to be?
- Is it necessary to have a conversation that goes in both directions?
- What kind of resistance to the elements does your camera require to function well where you are?
- Is there a live feed from the camera?
- What criteria does the camera use to determine what to record?
Add On Electric Phoenix is pleased to provide video doorbell camera installation that can be connected to your existing home security system. With a 150-degree viewing angle, you’ll never miss a thing occurring outside your front door. The doorbell’s two-way audio function allows you to communicate with anyone at your door from inside or outside your home. Your camera can tell the difference between a human, an animal, or a vehicle, so you’ll know exactly who is at your door with the help of modern technology.
Get in touch with the home security pros at Add On Electric by calling 505-804-9534 or filling out our online contact form to learn more about how adding an intelligent doorbell camera to your home’s security system may discourage criminals.