How safe is your home? Recent statistics indicate that burglary is a widespread problem in the United States and may be perpetrated in your neighborhood more often than you think. In the time it takes you to make a trip to the supermarket, 240 houses will be burglarized.
Over 60% of burglaries (despite the cliché image many have of the man in black lurking in the shadows) occur in the middle of the day, with the average loss to the homeowner or tenant cresting at $2,330 per incident. That tallies up to nearly $4.7 billion per annum. If you or your neighbors have been previously targeted, odds are in favor of a repeat occurrence.
Given these statistics, a person might feel a bit queasy when pulling the door shut just before going to work without having any outdoor security cameras installed first.
While there is no single layer of protection that will exempt a homeowner from being victimized, there are a few things that will lessen the likelihood of burglary.
Hands down, the most effective deterrent is a solid home security system with outdoor security cameras and motion detection. Statistics show that the presence of surveillance cameras on property significantly reduces the likelihood of burglary and other criminal activity. The problem with professionally installed security systems, however, is that the initial installation and subsequent maintenance fees can cost the homeowner hundreds or thousands of dollars per year.
Is there a way to scratch your address off the burglar’s shopping list without breaking your bank account? You bet. Take a look at these five cheap video surveillance systems with indoor and outdoor cameras and make your trip to work or the supermarket a bit more tranquil.
Listed at $39.99, this camera is a steal. The small structure and diversity of camera lenses make it a perfect fit for even the tightest spaces, and an especially good choice for areas where concealment is necessary for aesthetic purposes.
Imagine you are out for a night on the town and you receive an alert from one of the motion sensors in your house. You click on the video stream from your phone and see an intruder snooping about. You call the police, a car is dispatched, and, within five or ten minutes, a burglar is being booked at the station. Only 13.6% of burglaries result in arrest, making your investment in a few of these surveillance devices a worthwhile endeavor.
This surveillance camera sells at the rock bottom listing of $39.99 and offers quality surveillance capability for the conscientious homeowner.
The Device Records In 720p HD And Comes Equipped With The Following:
This camera is perfect for the budget-minded homeowner/tenant who wants to protect home assets without being burglarized in the checkout line.
This sleek-looking surveillance camera, available for $49.99, is perfect for monitoring activity from a tight perch. It comes with 600 TV lines of resolution and the 24IR LEDs are capable of recording quality video streams up to 70 feet away, even if the surveyed area is shrouded in blackout conditions.
The camera is equipped with digital noise reduction and the cables (sold separately), are concealed for a professional appearance. Secure your home with the Elite 600 TVL Bullet Surveillance Camera, even if your overhead spacing is limited.
This camera is more visible to the casual observer than some of the other more camouflaged choices, which may serve to deter would-be burglars in some instances. Superior lens capabilities make this device a great buy at $45.00.
This surveillance device, available for $52.99 (while supplies last) can be easily concealed on white walls and ceilings. It comes with a 720P high-resolution lens and a full one-year warranty.
Other features include:
While this device is slightly more expensive than the others, its tilt and rotation capabilities give it a solid value for the cost.
The installation of a good home security system cannot guarantee a crime-free environment, but it can certainly increase the chances that a would-be burglar scoping out your neighborhood will move on to greener pastures. 60% of convicted burglars claim that the presence of a home security system deterred their intended burglary and caused them to choose another location.
Don’t wait for it to happen to you. Protect your home with any of these affordable surveillance and security systems and decrease the likelihood that you will become one of the two million victims who will lose property this year to theft.