Is a Home Surveillance System Worth It?
Learn about the ROI of Surveillance Cameras
A home surveillance system is something that few Clearwater, FL homeowners would object to having, but the main thing holding them back is usually cost. However, what you may not know is that it’s quite easy to recoup the cost of surveillance cameras. Unlike a traditional security system, surveillance cameras don’t have to come with recurring monthly costs, which means the benefits quickly outweigh the initial investment. So what are those benefits, and are they worth taking the leap and upgrading your home? Read on to find out.
Many home insurance providers will actually pay YOU to install cameras! Either through a discount on your monthly insurance bill or a rebate on the installation costs, you can end up with a good chunk of change for your home security upgrade. Give your insurance provider a call to learn about the specific discounts available to you.
Protection of Loved Ones
Studies show that homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be broken into. Most criminals will move on to easier targets if they know your home is protected, and the number one sign of protection is a surveillance camera monitoring their every move. When your cameras deter a break in, you’re helping to keep your family safe. You can avoid that life or death situation where a criminal is caught in the act and has to make the choice to run or fight. And you simply cannot put a price on that.
Protection of Valuables
Jewelry passed to family members across multiple generations, computers that hold all your family photos, or even your brand new 4K Ultra HD TV…whatever it is you want to protect, it’s hard to put a price on the valuable items in your home. Beyond the actual replacement cost (and with one-of-a-kind family heirlooms, even that isn’t an option), you also have to consider the hassle of making police reports, trying to track down the burglar, filing claims with your insurance company, appealing the claim when it inevitably gets denied, and so forth.
Surveillance footage is useful for more than just security. A big draw for Florida homeowners is the convenience of being able to see what is going on in their property at any time. If you’re not sure if you left the garage door open or the dog out back, you don’t have to drive all the way home to check. Just use your smartphone to view live footage of each camera. And if you have integrated the cameras into a full smart home automation system, you can up the convenience factor even further. Instead of simply knowing for certain that you left the garage door open and need to drive home to close it, you can use your system to close it remotely.
Peace of Mind
At the end of the day, surveillance cameras are an investment that hopefully you will never have to use for home security. But nothing beats the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is protected and that you most likely will never have to experience the fear and frustration of a break-in. You can rest easy at night with that knowledge.
If you’ve decided that a home surveillance system is a good investment for your property, then give us a call at (727) 441-9292 or fill out this quick form. We are smart home automation and surveillance experts who serve homeowners throughout the Tampa and Clearwater area. Let us help design the perfect system for your needs.