Home and business owners are increasingly relying on security cameras to help protect their properties. While they are just one of the many layers of security that can be used, they are one of the more visible layers.

While you might have high-security locks on your doors, high-tech alarm systems and access to them all through your smartphone, none of them are as noticeable to a burglar as those strategically placed video cameras. That makes security cameras a great way to not only record when someone poses a threat to your property, but also as a deterrent to the threat in the first place.

But, a look around the web shows that, in addition to security issues, a security camera can capture some other interesting, even heart-warming events around your home or business.

A HOLIDAY SEASON THEFT PROBLEM

If there is one particular type of theft that security cameras are helping to stop, one that can get worse during the holiday season, it’s delivery package thefts. In this video, not only is the brazen package thief caught on camera, but you see what the victim does next, which is the real story.

LIGHTNING STRIKE TOO CLOSE TO HOME

While they are awesome to watch from a distance, most of us are lucky that we’ll never see – or feel – a lighting strike ‘up close and personal’. This footage caught a lightning strike just across the sidewalk from the front entrance to a home in Tennessee. More than the image of the bolt, the sound drives home the powerful energy that the strike releases.

THIS YOUNG PERSON DESERVES AN EXTRA SPECIAL HALLOWEEN TREAT

It’s not only thefts and threats to your home that security camera footage captures. Before heading out to trick or treat with her own children, a California Mom left a bowl of candy on her porch. When she found it empty after getting home, she checked the camera footage. And what it shows might restore your faith in the ability of people of all ages to do remarkable acts of kindness.

If you want to add security cameras to raise the level of security that protect your home or business, call or visit us here at Citywide Locksmiths, we’ll be happy to help you.