Why should I have a security camera system?

Nowadays having a security system is one of the best ways to keep yourself, your family, or even your business safe. There are many different forms that such a security system can take such as alarms, locks, and sensors. But, the best and most assured way to stay safe is by installing a security camera system.

Cameras mean that you can also use all the other security methods you wish, but that if something were to, unfortunately, happen then you have evidence. Not only will you have evidence, but you will have an image of the person, or people, involved. This means that your case can be much more easily resolved.

Security cameras also work wonders as a deterrent for people looking to cause trouble. They obviously do not want to get caught and so any sign of a camera means that they are more likely to avoid your house or business and simply either leave or target somewhere else. 

What types of system are there?

There are many different types of security camera system nowadays thanks to the fact that technology has advanced to make very small cameras.

Depending on your needs you can have a full system, which involves many cameras covering all required angles and hooked up to a monitor as well as a recording system (this way you can rewatch any footage that you need). Or, you can have a much smaller system, such as a doorbell camera which links to your electronic devices (such as mobile phone or tablet). 

Basically, the more cameras that you equip yourself with the better protected you will be. However, be aware that displaying the fact that you have a lot of high-security equipment will make it seem like you are trying to protect something that is valuable. So, unfortunately, a bigger display does not necessarily equal better.

So, how can I be safe?

One of the ways that we recommend avoiding this problem is to still have as many security cameras as you need but to hide most of them out of sight. This way you can have a couple of camera on show so that you can ward off unwanted attention and unwanted visitors, but you do not look like you have something to hide.

This way if anything were to happen you can rest assured that you have all possible angles covered, but that your cameras will not be tampered with if someone is trying to hide their actions.

Basically, nobody should need a complete and fully-equipped security camera system, but, unfortunately, today it is required in order to protect yourself against the minority.


Alex is a small business blogger with a focus on entrepreneurship and growth. With over 5 years of experience covering the startup and small business landscape, Alex has a reputation for being a knowledgeable, approachable and entrepreneurial-minded blogger. He has a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing small business owners, and is able to provide actionable advice and strategies for success. Alex has interviewed successful entrepreneurs, and covered major small business events such as the Small Business Expo and the Inc. 500|5000 conference. He is also a successful entrepreneur himself, having started and grown several small businesses in different industries.