Home Security Cameras Help Crack Down On Crooks
CHARLOTTE, NC- Home security is big business in Charlotte.
The latest crime stats show residential burglaries are up almost 13 percent. More people are installing surveillance cameras to catch criminals in the act.
"They key thing about having a surveillance system which coincides with your alarm system is that if your house does get broken into, you have actual evidence to provide to the police department," said Julius Ulanday, owner of Security Consult.
Ulanday is a security consultant and private investigator. He’s installing cameras at more homes and says his new clients are concerned about more car and home break-ins in Charlotte.
New cameras are smaller and better, with more range and ability to see up to 30 feet at night.
It goes a step further than the traditional monitoring system. Now, you can have eyes on your house from anywhere, anytime.
"If someone is knocking on your door and you want to see who it is and you're in the bedroom... you just pop it up," said Ulanday.
Security experts say home surveillance is more affordable than ever. So, you don't have to dish out thousands to keep your home safe.
Ulanday says you get what you pay for, but with manufacturers competing to meet higher demand, now is the time to buy.
Some surveillance systems also allow you to turn the lights on and off at your house through your smart phone or a computer.
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