We often get asked 'should I get cameras or an Alarm system?"
Both systems offer individual benefits and when used together offer the additional security of decentralization - meaning if one system fails the other carries on independently. Using both is an excellent (budget dependent) solution.
The key benefit of Alarm systems is the accuracy of the sensors especially when compared to Camera system motion-sensing abilities. Alarm systems also use landline/cellphone notifications which generally are faster, less prone to tampering and more reliable than camera systems internet notifications.
The key benefit of Camera systems is viewing in real-time or recorded footage what actually has or is taking place, evidence of activities and identities.
So using both technologies gives you the benefits of both.
Can a Camera system act as an alarm system? Its possible with our Camera systems to add PIR Alarm Sensors giving you the accuracy benefits and evidential benefits in the one system