Home Security


Did you know in 2014 the property crime rate in Blue Ridge Ga was 33.47% while the national average was 27.3%? What is most alarming about these numbers is that the crime has moved from the streets and other public areas into more suburban and residential areas. This implies that the places which should be kept safest for us and our families are now targets for home robberies.

A residential security system is becoming extremely important due to the increasing rate of crime and theft. Security cameras are able to provide us with video footage either live or recorded of our property. In fact the presence of surveillance systems have led to the incarceration of many criminals and have helped in deterring crimes and theft.  Through the years security surveillance cameras have become a lot more affordable. For this reason more and more households and businesses are being equipped with security cameras with the hopes of protecting their properties.

Home security cameras are one of the most popular gadgets that people can equip their homes with these days. Having a security camera in your home may not always prevent your home from being robbed but it does offer a certain level of ease knowing that everything happening in your home is being recorded. With a home security camera no one can go in and out of the house unnoticed and no movement goes undetected and unrecorded. Installing a home security camera in full view can also be one way of warding off and discouraging robbers as security camera footage can be transmitted to local security receiving stations and monitored by people who can immediately respond to unwanted incidents. Furthermore it can also discourage robbers from pursuing the crime as security camera footage can now be used in court as evidence of a crime.

Due to the advancements in technology security cameras now come in many different shapes and sizes. There are also wired and wireless versions of these security systems as well. Security cameras that are internet ready are a good way of monitoring your home while you are away. They can be viewed from almost any location that has a computer with a internet connection. There are also surveillance systems that can notify you through email when movement has been detected in your home. Security cameras that are equipped with motion sensors give them the capability of detecting movements. Even the slightest movement can trigger these motion sensors to start the video recording process. They also have digital security surveillance cameras which are much smaller then normal security cameras.  Despite their size these cameras are capable of recording video for long periods of time. The images and videos they record can be saved and edited in your computer. They have gained in popularity because they have eliminated the need for video tapes to record.

You might be asking yourself how many security cameras do I need in my home?
The specific number of cameras that you will need can depend on many factors such as:
– The size of your property.
– The size of your home.
– The number of rooms.
– The number of entrances and exits.
– How extensively you want every corner monitored.
The number of cameras that you have monitoring your home should not be your one and only consideration though as your home’s security does not stop there. Keep in mind that four home security cameras per room would still be useless if these cameras are not backed up by a solid home security system with people who can monitor and respond appropriately to incidents should the need arise.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about installing a new security system or adding surveillance cameras to your home.

C&H Construction is a licensed general contractor and Custom Home builder located in Blairsville, Union County Georgia serving Towns County Georgia, Fannin County Georgia, Gilmer County Georgia and the North Georgia Mountains.