Benefits of home security cameras

Published: September 15, 2023 by  Marguerite Cotter

Home security cameras offer several benefits, enhancing the safety and security of your home while providing valuable peace of mind.

At PhoneWatch, home security cameras are a popular add-on to our home alarm system. Many customers cite the advantage of knowing exactly what is happening at their home 24/7 as the main reason for getting home security cameras.

Here are some of the key advantages of having home security cameras:


  • Peace of Mind

Knowing that your property is being monitored around the clock can provide peace of mind. This is particularly reassuring for families when they are away from home or for individuals living in high-crime areas.

  • Deterrence of Crime:

Visible cameras act as a deterrent to potential intruders and burglars. The presence of security cameras can discourage criminals from targeting your home in the first place.

  • Evidence

In the event of a crime, security cameras capture valuable video evidence that can be used by the Gardai to identify and apprehend criminals. Security cameras can also be invaluable for documenting incidents beyond just burglaries, such as accidents, vandalism, or suspicious behaviour in the neighbourhood.

PhoneWatch’s outdoor security cameras can capture footage day and night in1080p. It also has advanced analytics to distinguish between people, vehicles and animals.

  • Remote Monitoring

Many modern security camera systems allow homeowners to monitor their property remotely using smartphones or computers. This feature enables you to check on your home while you're away, ensuring everything is safe.

  • Motion Notification Alerts

Security cameras equipped with motion detection or facial recognition can send real-time alerts to your devices when unusual activity is detected, allowing you to respond quickly to potential threats.

PhoneWatch’s Outdoor and Indoor security cameras will send you a motion-triggered notification if motion is detected near the vicinity of the camera. You can then watch live on your PhoneWatch App. If it is a person on the other end, you can speak with the them through the camera from the PhoneWatch app.

  • Reduced Home Insurance Costs

Some insurance companies may offer discounts on home insurance premiums for homeowners with security camera systems in place, as they are seen as a risk-reduction measure.

  • Remote Access for Guests or Services

If you have guests or service providers (e.g., pet sitters, cleaners) coming to your home when you're not there, you can use security cameras to ensure their safety and monitor their activities.

  • Parental Supervision

Security cameras can be used to monitor children and pets at home when you're not there, ensuring their safety and well-being.

PhoneWatch’s Indoor security camera could be used to interact with your child while you’re away. Once signed into the PhoneWatch app you can speak through the camera while seeing the person in the room.

  • Prevention of Package Theft

Security cameras can help deter package theft, and they can provide evidence if someone steals a delivered package from your doorstep.

The PhoneWatch Doorbell camera will trigger when somebody is near the door or rings the doorbell. You can then speak with them and tell them what to do with the package.



There are many benefits of home security cameras. If you are considering it, please read one of our recent blogs on what to look for and what you need to know about home security cameras. While home security cameras offer numerous benefits, it's important to use them responsibly and in compliance with GDPR privacy laws to respect the privacy of others and avoid potential legal issues.

If you would like to learn more about the home security cameras PhoneWatch offer as part of our home alarm system, you can get a personalised quote today.


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