Is a Security Camera Right for You?

There are very specific reasons you may want to consider a security camera for your home. If you travel a lot, it is an excellent way to check up on your property. If you have small children, the technology allows you to check up on them. When you are on vacation, you can make sure the lights are on when you want them to be.

If you run a business, there are even more reasons to consider video. Beyond protection, video can help you check to make sure customers are being served promptly and courteously. You can see that your business opens and closes at the right times. If you happen to have a problem with employee theft, you can target cameras to trouble spots and find out what the issue is.


Industry experts project nearly 20{59b821151e39af42eef718daa0ebc6fb83107991e252daffe9897dd321f5d2cf} of households with broadband internet service plan to install a networked security camera system in the next twelve months. As the technology evolved the past few years, it has become less expensive, easier to use and provides higher resolution.

Because of this evolution, H&S Protection finds our customers use networked systems for a variety of reasons. For example, you might want to receive a text message and view live video on your smart phone when your children or spouse arrive safely at home.

We find our customers looking at other uses as well:

  • With motion-sensing technology, you can detect movement, receive alerts, and record video when a delivery arrives at your home, a vehicle enters your driveway, or children access prohibited areas of the home (a liquor cabinet, gun cabinet, etc.).
  • In the dark of night, video clearly records intruders outside your home or storage buildings.
  • You can keep an eye on your home while away on vacation or business with remote viewing features.

If you follow H&S on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll find that we introduce you to weekly videos that capture criminal activities. Sometimes we insert a bit of humor. Other times you’ll get tips on how to help an elderly parent, for example. Regardless of the specific topic, you’ll find some extra rationale for exploring a video security system for your home or business, so please follow us on social media to stay on top of these trends.