by: ADT Staff
The adoption of smart home devices is on the rise as new advancements and technologies continue to roll out. According to Interpret, more than half of all US consumers own at least one smart home device with video cameras ranking among the top five most popular. Additionally, Parks Associates found that a third of consumers who own a smart home device increased their use of their devices during the pandemic, noting both indoor and outdoor cameras.
But is a smart camera a security system? Let’s explore further…
A recent study by Interpret (a global analytics firm) found that half of smart camera owners actually consider their cameras to be their home security system. Having cameras where people expect to see them and where they don’t is what can make the difference between good and great security. But while a camera is a great way to keep tabs on your home and loved ones, a camera isn’t real security on its own. system.
“A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in the home security market, a camera is worth so much more,” noted John Owens, senior vice president of sales strategy and operations at ADT. “Cameras can capture movement, facial recognition, etc., but where they can really have the most impact is when connected to a professionally monitored system.”
Professional monitoring offers a profound difference from self-monitoring and, when combined with indoor and outdoor cameras, can provide monitoring officers and 911 dispatchers with more detail to help dispatch the appropriate first responders. in case of emergency. Additionally, monitoring officers can use connected cameras to help verify alarms, which is known to help increase first responder response times.
So while cameras aren’t enough to keep your home secure, they’re a great first line of defense to help you keep tabs on things. And when paired with a professionally monitored system, you can have greater peace of mind that professionals are helping to protect your home 24/7.
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