Benefits of Adding Video Surveillance to a Home Security System in Toronto

Nothing is more valuable to you than your home and the security it represents for your loved ones. It’s also critical that whether you’re home or not, you’ve got peace of mind about the security of your home. While you may already have a home security system, adding a video surveillance system provides an unmatched level of security and peace of mind. While Toronto is relatively safe, crimes happen, and a multi-faceted security approach is the best way.

An Extra Pair of Eyes

Aside from deterring potential break-ins, a video surveillance system will act as a second pair of eyes when you can’t be there to keep watch on your Toronto property. Maybe you have a recurring property crime issue. A video surveillance system will tell you if it’s neighbourhood teens or you should involve law enforcement. Perhaps you’re away often, on business, or at a summer cabin. The video surveillance is a visual log of everything that happened around your property while you were away. A visual record of any criminal occurrence benefits the police and your insurance company. Maybe you want to keep an extra eye on your kids and pets.

A Potential Crime Log

Although crime rates in the Toronto area have decreased over the past ten years, petty property theft has remained stable, and the police force resources are stretched thinner than ever. Should a crime occur on your property, having a video of it will make it much more likely that law enforcement will pursue the case. They will have evidence to go on, and if they catch the criminal, they will have evidence to prosecute.

Most importantly, a video surveillance system will send a clear signal to anyone intending to break in—the peace of mind you’ll gain is well worth it.

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Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.