Do you have security cameras at home?

Do you have security cameras at home?

  • Yes

    Votes: 153 59.1%
  • No

    Votes: 63 24.3%
  • No, but I am looking into it

    Votes: 37 14.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 6 2.3%

  • Total voters

Firstly, I can see outside because we don't have a 10 foot wall all around our perimeter. I think a lot of people build the wall and then it's human nature to get anxious because you can't see any more. Now you have a control centre in your kitchen instead of just being able to look out the window.

I'm skeptical that cameras have any effect on security. How is it supposed to work? Every time I've ever seen a crook on a camera it's the same thing - a guy wearing a hoodie, looking suspicious. B/M or a C/M, who knows, it's dark. What are you going to do with that? Tell your neighbourhood watch to be on the lookout for suspicious males? Lol. Now maybe if there's a proper crime like murder that someone might actually do some detective work on, some CCTV could be useful, but not on my house specifically.

As for deterrent effect, I think that's counteracted by the fact you've dropped 10s of grand on your perimeter in the first place. That just tells the professional housebreaking gang that you have some multiple of that worth going inside for. They can probably calculate it within a few Rand based on your very obvious signals. Then they go in with your wife in her car, on camera.
Only yard in our street that has frequent break-ins is the one with the lowest wall,no cameras and no electric fencing (5 in 2 years vs 0-1 for the rest of the street)

Our yard got invaded,by moving the fence and climbing over (before we got inline loops to prevent this issue). I got good video of his face and could give everything to the cops. He couldn't steal anything except a hubbly and some shoes since beams were all over so he slid around like a snail and slid back out whence he came
Lol, the numpty who stole my gate motor smiled at my cameras. police were not interested.
Live in an enclosed apartment building complex with cameras, so I guess that qualifies as a yes since i pay for them through levies
No, I don't need them, Panyaza has eyes and ears everywhere, he can see what needs to be seen and hear what needs to be heard.
Seems you are going to have to install your own cameras after all ...

Seems you are going to have to install your own cameras after all ...

Why? what happened?
My security cams arent very usefull anymore. I mainly use it to spy on the burglars because SAPS does nothing with my footage and neither can I.
The times I was awake or alterted by it, was able to shoo them away but cant do that anymore.
diff story If this was 'Murica ...