More people turning to home security systems

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - It appears more people are turning to home security systems to help protect themselves and their property.

Susan Summers of Farragut says on Halloween night her security cameras might have prevented a break in or something worse.

When some rang the doorbell late that night, her surveillance camera spotted a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and peering inside.

She did not know what the man wanted but did was sure it wasn't a trick-or-treater.

"I don't know what I would have done," Summers told our Lorena Estrada. "And what he was wanting at 10:30 at night anyway?"

But to her relief, he walked away after seeing the camera.

"Strange things happen every once in a while. Doesn't happen all the time, but cameras are good to have."

And it appears many feel the same way.

Cameras are a hot ticket item here at Watchdog Surveillance & Spy Gear in Turkey Creek.

Owner Gary Garner says they are needed in today's day and age.

"This way if they catch them on a camera, they just present it to the law enforcement. their job is half done by then," Garner said.

The cameras are more affordable and easy to use.

But most importantly, they can bring a sense of security, knowing these cameras are watching when no one else is around.

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