Property Surveillance: The Basics

Is A Video Doorbell A Good Home Security Implement?

If you are working with a home security service to make sure your home is as secure as it should be, they may be making a lot of recommendations about the products that you can use to protect your home and family. Of course, a security alarm, surveillance cameras, and security lights are all important components of a well-rounded security system, but what about a video doorbell? If a video doorbell is recommended, you may be questioning if this is the right choice for your home. Here is a look at some of the reasons a home security service may recommend that you allow them to install a video doorbell. 

Video doorbells can actually help thwart problems all by themselves. 

Video doorbells are fairly easy to spot, especially those that have an on-board screen for two-way video communication. If someone who has ill intentions walks up and is faced with one of these doorbells, they very well may leave and go on about their business somewhere else. No thief, vandal, or criminal wants to take a chance on being recorded entering your property, and this is exactly what these doorbells will do. 

Video doorbells prevent you from opening the door to people you don't know. 

Many home intruders use the front door to get in because it is so easy to knock or ring a regular doorbell and get someone to open the door so they can make an entry. Unfortunately, it is unwitting homeowners who open the door to strangers that often fall victim to these home-intrusion attacks. With a video doorbell installed on your front door, you can clearly see who is at your home to see you before you ever open the door. If it is someone you do not recognize, you can even use the doorbell to communicate with the person to find out what they want before you open the door. 

Video doorbells can give you a better idea of what protection your home needs. 

The cameras on video doorbells give you a wide-angle view of the porch and the area that surrounds it. These cameras are most often motion-activated, and they can pick up motion all the way out to the walkway to the porch. You can get a good idea of what other security you need by using footage gathered by the doorbell. For example, if the doorbell camera captures a prowler poking around in the dark at night, you will know you need more security lights outside. 

To learn more, contact a company like Night Hawk Security