When my house was vandalized when I was on vacation, I felt so violated. I work hard for everything that I have, and someone’s idea of a joke ruined not only some of my possessions but the peace of mind I had. I suppose it could have been worse, but I also know that it did not have to happen at all. I admit that I was very angry, and that is one of the reasons I started looking at CCTV systems. I have no idea if having one would have prevented the vandalism from happening in the first place, but I do know that we would have known who had done it if I would have had security cameras installed.
I knew that I may never know why it happened or who did it, but I vowed to not be a victim like this again. I knew that the only way I could protect myself or at least get the person who does something like this again was by having cameras installed. I looked at camera kits as well as security systems that a professional would install, and getting my own CCTV kit seemed to be the best answer for my needs.
I did not need round the clock monitoring because I honestly did not know if something like this would even happen again. I just wanted to be able to look at camera footage should the need ever arise. I looked through all the camera options and ended up getting a system that has four cameras. I placed one at my front door, one at my back door, one on my side porch and the last one at my garage. I knew that people would see them too, so I was hoping that would also be a deterrent to any further criminal activity. So far, it is working great!