It is increasingly common to resort to video surveillance to ensure the security of the goods and people inside the home, for which different types of security cameras are installed at home as a form of protection. But are they as useful as they seem?
Security cameras for home: pros and cons:
The tranquility of having everything under surveillance is the main reason that leads many to install security cameras in their homes. But also, security cameras dissuade thefts. It is not a full guarantee, but these artifacts are a way to scare away thieves, so their entry is less likely. On the other hand, they provide direct contact with the authorities. The security cameras have remote surveillance that connects with the local security forces and bodies, so if an unwanted visit occurs, the police help will arrive faster.
On the contrary, we must be careful with the privacy of others and where the cameras are placed, since the right to privacy may be violated. Do not forget that image capture is a personal data and, therefore, is protected by data protection regulations.
If in spite of everything we have the bad luck to be victims of a crime, at least we will have a source of information that will facilitate the detection and arrest of the person responsible. Also, your MAPFRE Home Insurance minimizes the damages and consequences of a theft or robbery with individual coverage for this type of situation.
Security cameras for home: IP or CCTV
To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of security cameras, it is convenient to distinguish between the primary systems used: web camcorders and closed circuit cameras.
IP camera, also known as the web or network camera, is specially designed to send signals through the Internet or a local network. This type of cameras can include applications of presence detection or recording of images, which allows checking why the presence detector has jumped while recording images of what happened.
CCTV camera or closed-circuit television is one whose installation consists of directly connected components creating a circuit. The images are sent through a coaxial cable to the CCTV monitor and can be supervised by qualified personnel in real time or recorded.