Security Cameras Are An Impactful Method Of Theft Deterrent

January 3rd, 2019

Security Cameras Are An Impactful Method Of Theft Deterrent

The prime function of security cameras, and the inspiration behind many investing in these camera systems is to capture evidence should a crime occur on their property. However, security cameras have another hidden benefit and one that many don’t realize the gravity of until they see it for themselves. Security cameras work as an effective deterrent against crime, and the open presence of a security camera may stop crime from happening in the first place.

The best way to see this benefit is with a likely, but fictional, scenario. A thief is looking to make money stealing from your home or business, and the thief walks up to the building hopeful that property has something inside that will provide them a profit. Suddenly, they see the surveillance camera on the building, and they know that whatever actions they carry out will be caught on tape. With the knowledge of leaving evidence behind, they leave the property and decide their actions aren’t worth the risk.

Real World Proof Of Security Cameras Acting As Crime Deterrents

While a fictional scenario does get the point across as to how security cameras can work as crime deterrents, real-world examples may be more impactful. Georgia resident Camille reported to WSBTV news how her home surveillance camera effectively deterred a criminal who had entered into her home while she was not there. At 5:30 AM, she received an alert from her remote access system to her smartphone stating that motion was detected on the camera footage. She opened the app, and the first thing she noticed was an uninvited man in her home.

Through her security camera microphone, Camille was able to alert to the burglar that she had him on video, and that he had better exit the residence because police were on their way. The burglar fled, and Camille found that her home and all held within it were left in good shape. While the security camera did not stop the burglar from entering the home, it did stop the burglar from stealing or destroying property, and she was able to capture his image as evidence in her footage. This security camera was placed inside of the home, and those placed outside of the home may even deter criminals from attempting to get inside at all.

The Statistics Of Surveillance And Crime Deterrence

There is more backing up the efficacy of surveillance deterring crime than just stories. According to a University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice report, around 60% of convicted burglars admit that security systems, including alarm systems and surveillance cameras, will affect the types of homes or business they are like to target. Pairing a security camera with an alarm makes the deterrence factor even more apparent, and layered security is something one may wish to seriously consider for maximum deterrence. With surveillance on your side, you amply arm yourself against burglary, theft, vandalism, and anyone looking to cause mischief within your Houston, TX community.

"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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Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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