Should You Monitor Your Porch With A Security Camera?

April 29th, 2019

Security cameras are for more than just recording things inside a business or a home. Of course, Houston proprietors and homeowners can benefit from having the surveillance equipment inside, but that is for another discussion. This post will talk about the benefits of installing a security camera on both your front and back porch. Most people like to believe that they live in a good neighborhood where neighbors watch out for each other.

However, burglars are excellent at disguising themselves to look as if they belong. Then, they can sneak into an empty house dressed as a repair or delivery person without anyone being the wiser. A recent study from April 2016 shows that most robberies occur during the day. That doesn't mean that they can't happen at night and under cover of darkness though. So, for these reasons alone, yes, it is a good idea to install cameras on your porches.

Detect Who Is Coming Up To Your Front Or Back Door Even If You Aren't Home

The majority of today's security systems are compatible with smartphones via apps. Therefore, if a Houston homeowner is at work, traveling, or just driving to the store, the system will alert them to a  person's presence. Some models even have audio features that allow the individual to talk to the trespasser, which enables them to discover who they are and what their intentions are. If the character does not belong, the homeowner can contact the police about the situation. They may increase patrols in the area to try and spot the person to find out what he or she is doing skulking about properties.

Don't Forget About Package Thieves

A 2015 report estimated that 23-million Americans fell victim to porch pirates in that year. It doesn't have to be the holiday season for these criminals to strike. Rather, a Houston resident may have their packages stolen at any time of the year. A front porch security camera may not stop the incident altogether. However, it will record the person in the act. Additionally, depending on which way the device is pointed, it may capture the vehicle they are using as well. Then, the video can be turned over to the police so that they can identify and apprehend the suspect. Hence, justice will be served as the guilty party will go to jail. 

Yet, Another Reason To Have Porch Security Cameras

Parents that have teenagers know that they can be quite a handful at times. If guardians believe the young adults are sneaking out the front or back door in the middle of the night, they can watch the footage to catch them red-handed. Of course, teens are great at coming up with stories or denying claims of wrongdoing, but the parent can use the video to justify the punishment that they choose to dish out. Folks like to think that they raised their children right and this could never happen, but they might become shocked by what they see after installing the cameras.

"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."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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