Right now, smart home security camera systems are all the rage in St. Louis. Families all over our region are buying into the idea of protecting their homes with camerasthat can be accessed via a simple app on a smartphone. So why are consumers so drawn to this latest smart home product?
We’re firm believers that the #1 reason people buy smart home cameras is for the peace of mind. Yes, cameras and security systems are great burglary deterrents. Yes, they’re able to help catch burglars. But, when it comes down to it, peace of mind is the best reason to buy a smart home video surveillance system.
“Smart” Cameras Vs. Regular Surveillance?
The old style of security cameras ran footage of what was happening on your property, and, if you had a break-in, the system allows you to go back and maybe get an idea of who committed the burglary. In reality though, the odds of catching someone, even with security camera footage, still remains quite low.
Old and New Home Security Cameras Serve as a Deterrent to Burglars
More than anything, these old cameras served as deterrents for burglars. If a burglar sees you have security cameras, they’re more likely to pass your home over for an easier target, which is why we always recommend that our clients “show off” the fact that cameras are on site with signs all around the house.
What Makes Smart Home Cameras So Special?
The video feed in a smart home security surveillance system can be accessed from an app on your smartphone. This means, you can be sitting at your office or on a beach on the Gulf and see exactly what’s happening in your home. Having this control can put your mind at ease, because it takes the guess work of what’s happening while you’re away.
7 Reasons to Invest in Smart Home Cameras
- Deter Burglars
- Catch Burglars
- Watch Over Babies
- Watch Over Small Children
- Hold House Workers Accountable
- Keep an Eye on Teenagers
- Peace of Mind
How Much Does a Smart Home Video System Cost?
The cost of a smart home video system really depends on your home, how many cameras you want. Do you want to have some hidden around valuables, some covering the outside of your house, cameras to cover the main living areas of your home, all the primary doors, and maybe one over the garage?
The great thing about installing smart home cameras, is that you can always start with a few, see how you like them, then add more over time, which helps to keep down the initial cost. There will also be a small monthly cost for the smart home software you use. We install equipment from a number of manufacturers, but primarily use Alarm.com and Honeywell Total Connect as the smart home platform for our customers.
Learn More About Smart Home Security
Contact Butler Durrell Security to get pricing for installation of a smart home video system, alarm system, or any other home security features.