Your home should always be a place where you feel safe and able to relax. You should be able to spend time with your family and take comfort in going to bed at night without any stress. However, sometimes you might worry about your family’s safety and have all the “what if?” questions floating around in your head.
Of course, you want to protect your family and home at all costs from the bad things that happen on rare occurrences. Thanks to the modern world, technology allows us to feel more secure in our homes. From house safety alarm systems to video doorbells and indoor security cameras in the UK, plenty of options are available to help give people peace of mind!
Although security cameras have become more popular in recent years, you may be wondering if there are any “cons” to having them in your home. Like anything in life, there are always advantages and disadvantages to consider. The same goes for security
cameras, and we’ve put together some information that will help you make the right decision for you and your household.
Cons Of Security Cameras In Your Home
There are some negative points to consider before installing cameras in your home. However, you can easily solve these problems and make full use of all the advantages of security cameras.
Won’t Completely Stop Crime
Of course, CCTV is great for putting fear into potential burglars and capturing any crimes that can happen. You will then be able to use the footage to press charges against criminals. But what about when the crime is being committed? Unfortunately, the cameras don’t stop the crime from happening.
Security cameras can’t alert the authorities or your neighbours of a crime in progress. They are just solely there to record what’s happening, so you can get justice with the evidence they capture. Don’t feel disheartened as there is a solution to this problem.
At Time2 Technology, we strive to provide people with high-tech safety equipment. Instead of just having cameras in your home, the best thing to do is install a complete house safety alarm system. As well as cameras, you can get your hands on some motion sensors, window and door sensors, remote control and an alarm hub. Together, these products provide you with the utmost protection in keeping your home safe from criminals.
Can Be Vulnerable
Security cameras can be vulnerable to damage or misuse. Some criminals aren’t fearful of cameras and instead might damage, disarm, steal or tamper with CCTV. Also, many cameras tend to have blind spots, which criminals can figure out and use the blind spot to their advantage.
To prevent this from happening, you can do a couple of things. You can make sure that you place all cameras high enough to be out of reach. Even if they have the equipment to still try and tamper with them, they are likely to be afraid of getting caught and will be more tempted to leave them be. You can also invest in rotating cameras to ensure that you can see what’s going on from more angles and lower the chances of creating a blind spot.
Invasion Of Privacy
When you install indoor security cameras in the UK, you need to be mindful of the laws surrounding privacy. You need to make sure that you talk to your family members beforehand to ensure that everyone is happy living with cameras around. Also, keep visitors to your home in mind and let them know if you’re recording at that time so that they are aware and can let you know if they don’t feel comfortable being watched.
Avoid installing cameras in bathrooms and bedrooms, as this is classed as an invasion of privacy. If you install outdoor cameras, check that they’re only showing within the boundaries of your own home and land. Having part of your neighbour’s home in your footage is a big privacy issue and could get you into trouble.
Can be Expensive
Security cameras are an investment if you want high-quality products. Depending on what features you want and the number of cameras you need, the price can add up. Not only that but if you’re not knowledgeable yourself on the installation of these cameras, you’re going to need to spend extra money on having a professional set them up for you.
What you can do is shop around and find a company or business that has what you need for a more reasonable price. At Time2 Technology, we have a variety of security cameras with different prices to suit everyone’s price range. We have battery-powered security cameras with memory below £50, and then our high-tech smart home alarm systems are available if you have a slightly higher budget!
There Are Many Positives Though!
Although there are cons to having UK indoor security cameras, the pros far outweigh these:
Can reduce insurance premiums
Having CCTV is a great security measure to reduce the chances of burglary and vandalism. This means that you’re less likely to need to make a claim to your insurance company, which is what they want. These companies usually reward you with a reduction in your home insurance premiums for taking this safety measure.
Many security cameras come with a remote monitoring feature, meaning you can view what’s happening in your home on your smartphone from anywhere in the world. This gives you peace of mind when you go on holiday or go to work. As well as live footage, you can also receive notifications for an activity that’s picked up.
Provides important evidence
If your home does happen to be a victim of crime, you will feel relieved knowing that your camera will have footage capturing the crime, which can be used as evidence to catch the criminal more easily; helping to bring justice (and hopefully return any stolen goods, if applicable).
Helps to deter crime
Many criminals who spot a home with CCTV will likely leave it alone. Security cameras are one of the biggest deterrents for burglars, and even criminals admit that they prefer not to target a home with cameras.
Looking at the pros and cons, it’s safe to say that having security cameras is definitely more of an advantage. Your mind will be at rest knowing that you can view your home straight from your phone and that your camera will record everything.
We recommend investing in a house safety alarm system if you want complete security. With sensors and alarms working with the cameras, your home will have added protection and help you feel more relaxed. For more information, visit our website.
Posted on 16th Dec 2021 by Nicole Holt