Home security systems flying off the shelves

Home surveillance systems are popping up all over neighborhoods. And while some residents try to keep them discreet, others make it very clear, posting signs to notify others that they are under constant watch.

But those warnings are not always a deterrent. Joann Wood recalls a recent conversation she had with a neighbor who has surveillance cameras. "She told us the other day that a bike was missing. They left their garage door open and they saw the person on the surveillance camera," Wood said.

The security devices are fairly inexpensive, and police say they have proven to be effective crime-fighting tools. "It's kind of convenient for us homeowners to have these surveillance systems in a click of a button on a computer. It's also easier for the cops to recognize and catch these people and make sure that's the one," said Nelson.

Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Rise-in-Home-Surveillance-Popularity--284397901.html

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