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How to Respond If Your Area Has Increased Burglaries

If your local area police told you about a recent increase in burglaries near your home, how would you respond?

Residents living in the area of concern should install high-resolution surveillance cameras that would cover all points of entry from the exterior side of the residence. The most common areas would be the front entrance door, the rear entrance door, rear sliding glass doors and covering each side of your home with at least one camera. It is also important to make sure that the cameras have good night vision, also known as Infrared (IR). Some of the better surveillance cameras have a flashing strobe option that will emit a small flashing light to draw attention to the camera, which in most cases will leave the perpetrator looking for another home to invade.

The final aspect of any good surveillance system is the installation. It is important to understand what type of camera is best suited for each location. Whenever possible domes should be utilized, as they are the most vandal resistant of all the camera types. In addition the placement of these cameras should be carefully considered. In most cases the camera should be mounted 10’ to 12’ above the ground and when possible placed in a strategic location making it more difficult to come up behind the camera and tamper with it.

The best place to start is to call a surveillance professional to discuss your specific concerns and complete a site survey. It is also very important to make sure that the company you choose is fully licensed and insured.

If you are in the Tampa Bay area, contact us today for a free quote!

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