In comparison with national averages across the United States, Cincinnati has twice the amount of burglaries, thefts and other crimes. This is an important consideration for all business owners and homeowners. Alarm systems have proliferated in the Cincinnati market to the point where nuisance alarms are now drawing fines! Talk about adding insult to injury!
Why Security Alarms Are Not Enough
Burglars may have taken security alarm system signs more seriously 10 or 15 years ago. However, many burglars know where the items that they want to steal are located in a home or business. They may even conduct schemes where they pose as solicitors but are really scoping out the business for valuables ahead of time. Burglars know they can often grab at least one or two expensive items and escape before law enforcement responds.
In Cincinnati, another problematic issue is the new laws that will impose fines for false burglar alarms. With so many false burglar alarms and other types of crimes happening, you can never be sure that the burglars will be caught after the alarm sounds. If you do not have cameras, you may never know who broke into your home or business.
Benefits Of Security Cameras
While burglars may be willing to contend with an alarm system, cameras are a much bigger obstacle. From the perspective of a burglar, one camera may indicate the presence of many other cameras and possibly even hidden ones. Add the capabilities of some cameras to record and relay footage for online and/or offline storage, and the result is a risk that a burglar with any sense is not willing to take. They do not know if the camera's DVR is also uploading footage or if the building owners are watching live. If the burglar does not have any sense and breaks in anyway, there is incriminating footage for law enforcement use. There are many stories on the local news channels every month about criminals being caught and identified thanks to surveillance cameras and local law enforcement.
If you are a homeowner or business owner in Cincinnati, you need surveillance cameras in addition to your burglar alarm system. For the best IP, analog and DVR-based security cameras Cincinnati has to offer, contact HSI.