Deterrence Is The Best Part Of Security Systems

November 7th, 2019

If you have a home or business here in Houston, TX, one thing you may be concerned about is security. After all, if theft occurs at your home or your place of business, this has dire consequences for you, your family, or your employees, especially if the theft comes with violence.

However, in many cases, there is a way to prevent such situations from escalating on your property. A good security system can protect any home or business in Houston, TX, but these systems do so through a very important mechanism known as deterrence.

What Is Deterrence?

Given a choice between stopping a crime from succeeding and a crime not happening at all, most people would prefer not to have to deal with the hassle that comes from recovering from even a failed crime attempt. Deterrence is the concept of presenting an “argument” so strong against attempting a crime that potential criminals don’t bother.

This is where properly deployed security systems come in. A security system should not just work well; it should also be obvious and advertised. Criminals are looking for low risk, easy profit. The presence of a security system both raises the risk of a crime, as well as making that crime more difficult. With these two factors properly in place a security system can cause a potential criminal to assess a property for crime, deem it too risky, and pass it over, looking for an easier target.

The Camera Deterrence

Security cameras provide an effective means of deterrence for one important reason; identification. Unlike an eye-witness, who has fallible memory and may not see things clearly, a properly positioned high definition security camera can capture many important details about a criminal without any question about accuracy.

Everything from height, build, skin color, details about clothing, and even distinguishing features such as a limp are all recorded by the camera, and this can be used by police to track down suspects, and then later be submitted in court as evidence by the prosecution. Most criminals would prefer to avoid a place with heavy security camera coverage.

The Alarm Deterrence

If a home or business has a signposting the presence of an alarm that is a clear warning to thieves that any intrusion will be short-lived. In a home without an alarm system, especially if the residents are on vacation or the employees have left for the day, thieves can take as much time as they want to evaluate the “goods” for value and resale.

The presence of an alarm, however, means that thieves have a short window of a few minutes at best before security or law enforcement arrives. For most, this means that there’s little real profit in a theft at such property, since there’s not enough time to properly search and rob the property.

So if you’re looking to make your home or business here in Houston, TX, contact us. We can assess your property and ensure that the security systems deployed will provide maximum deterrence value in convincing criminals to not even try.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

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