10 Unexpected Benefits of Security Cameras


When you hear the term “security camera,” you probably think of a device that watches you as you enter a commercial or government building or that monitors the doors or windows of a home. While these are two of the more obvious uses of cameras, they can do so much more. Here is a partial list of some unexpected ways security cameras benefit you, whether you own a home or business:

  1. Keeping an Eye on Your Kids

If you have children, one of the most valuable benefits of security cameras is using them to watch your kids as they play in the yard or monitor infants as they sleep. So-called “nanny cams” can give you the peace of mind of knowing that your nanny or babysitter is properly caring for your child while you’re away.

  1. Lowering Your Home Insurance Premiums

Many insurers offer reduced premiums to homeowners who install a home security system equipped with surveillance cameras.

  1. Monitoring Contractors/Workers

When you hire a contractor or plumber to do work in or around your home, a camera is like having an extra set of eyes to ensure they’re doing the job properly — and that they’re not helping themselves to your valuables.

  1. Spotting Suspicious Characters

While surveillance cameras are great for catching criminals in the act, they can also serve as an effective prevention tool. One of the more underrated benefits of security cameras is for monitoring the area around your property to determine if a potential intruder might be “casing” your home.

  1. Using Your Mobile Device as a Monitoring Tool

Today’s high-tech security cameras include remote monitoring capabilities, so you can use your smartphone or tablet to view live and recorded camera feeds on a 24/7 basis.

  1. Improving Employee Productivity

One of the many unexpected benefits of security cameras for business owners is ensuring you’re getting the best performance from your workforce. You can use them for monitoring computer activity, training, policy enforcement and much more.

  1. Preventing Harassment

Security cameras can help to create a safer work environment by providing visual events to support claims of harassment and other forms of inappropriate behavior.

  1. Deterring Employee Theft

If staff stealing is an issue in your workplace, cameras can help you identify the culprits — and serve as a deterrent that can prevent theft from occurring.

  1. Gathering Business Intelligence

Another unexpected benefit of security cameras in business is for acquiring data regarding customer shopping patterns and purchasing habits. For example, you can use the camera feeds to observe whether customers linger at a display or quickly move on.

  1. Safeguarding Assets

Construction companies and other entities that operate at remote job sites can use surveillance cameras to monitor expensive equipment and deter vandalism.

Contact Titan Alarm to Learn More About the Benefits of Security Cameras

Titan Alarm, Inc. is a leading provider of home and business security systems in the Phoenix, AZ area. Contact us to learn more about the unexpected ways security cameras can benefit you.

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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.