Home owners are discovering the advantage of installing security cameras in their homes that are viewable over the internet. Until recently security cameras were just something you found in your favorite store. Now closed circuit television, CCTV, is finding a place in homes throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, especially now that CCTV systems are viewable on most smart phones or on the internet. Over just the past few years the price of security cameras in NEPA have steadily dropped while the quality has increased and now with the internet you can view your home in the Poconos while you’re working in N.J.. Scranton, Wilkes Barre, and surrounding communities are able to watch their home on their Ipad, laptop or smartphone. It’s like having a personal security guard at your home 24 hours a day. Although security camera systems aren’t cheap, they have become affordable for the average home owner because 1st Choice Security doesn’t have the high overhead of the big national companies who are more interested in recurring monthly revenue. Those who want to keep an eye on their home or vacation property can save 30% – 40% from the price of the big name companies and usually with better equipment. We’ve even installed camera systems so pet owners could keep an eye on their pets.
You may be surprised at what goes on at your home when you’re away. One woman who had purchased a security camera system to keep an eye on her four-month old baby, in the care of a nanny, discovered something she never imagined. On the morning of Sept 28th she decided to give her new camera system a test drive while she ran out for a few errands.
When she returned what she saw shocked her. In an exterior shot suddenly the woman can see a young man wearing sunglasses approaching a side entrance before jostling the door. In the kitchen area, an intruder enters the scene. He’s wielding a hammer and slipping on gloves. Meanwhile, in an upstairs bedroom, there’s the nanny sitting in a chair gently rocking the baby. In yet another view, an intruder is exiting the house with two computers in tow.
“The nanny had no idea the intruders had even entered the house,” According to Rodney Bosch, a writer for Security Sales and Integration (a security trade publication), the woman’s 14-camera system had been installed less than 24 hours prior to the break-in. How’s that for an immediate return on investment? It gets better.
A local television station reported on the break-in, including airing crisp footage of the two men and their home-invasion deed. As it turns out, a viewer recognized one of the intruders in the report and phoned police. Voilà! An arrest was made. Call it another little victory for the electronic security industry. But here’s the kicker: According to the news report, the woman chose to outfit her home with CCTV not for security concerns, but for the sole reason to watch her child while away from home. The solution included the capability to view live and recorded feeds on her iPad.
Here’s a shining example of why security cameras are becoming a practical solution for parents, in the Scranton, Wilkes Barre area. It used to be not if, but when an empty home in the Poconos would be robbed or vandalized. Now you can view your Pocono Vacation property in real time. You can even check if the snow plow has been to your home before you leave work, or in the case of your vacation property, before you head out for the weekend. You can put a feeder in the backyard of your Pocono home and watch the wildlife come in and feed. Mobile connectivity allows moms and dads to still be connected to their children even when away from home. In homes where both parents work, a home security camera system is the perfect way for parents to keep an eye on their children, pets, and their property. Call or click-FBI DVD, for a free professionally produced DVD from 1st Choice Security, on designing your own CCTV (security camera) system.