You have a security system for your home with surveillance cameras placed at all entry points, but what about your pool area? Having a backyard swimming pool entails some large responsibilities when you own a home with this amenity. Swimming pools are a lot of fun for family and friends because they provide a place to exercise, to throw parties and barbecues, and to cool off on a hot summer day. However, your pool can also be very dangerous. Unlimited Security would like to share with you some reasons from Camera Security Now, a video surveillance blog, that explain why installing security surveillance cameras to guard your swimming pool can help you keep your pool and your family safe and secure.


pool in the backyardIf you live in a house with a pool and you have children, installing video surveillance cameras around your pool allows you to watch your children, who are old enough and know how to swim, from inside. Of course, you cannot replace the eyes of an adult with a security camera, but when your kids are in their pre-teens and teens, they will want to be outside by the swimming pool more often than you will want to be outside. For parents who work from home, these surveillance security systems can allow you to keep an eye on your kids while you are working or doing household tasks. You can watch a feed indoors on your Internet or TV to be sure your teenagers and their friends are not up to any misbehavior in the pool, which can give you peace of mind.


Unfortunately, accidents can happen when you have a swimming pool in your backyard. One of the most serious responsibilities a homeowner with a pool has is dealing with the ramifications of an accidental injury or death in or around the swimming pool. A few years ago, a Boston-area mother discovered her two toddler daughters floating in the family’s backyard pool. Unable to revive her girls, the mother had no idea how they got to the pool. Since the pool was equipped with security video surveillance cameras, the police used the footage to aid in their investigation of the children’s deaths. If an accident happens on your property, you can be held responsible and may find yourself dealing with a lawsuit. Security cameras can be the best witnesses as the video footage can show exactly what happened during an accident.

Crime Prevention

Another thing you may worry about when you have a swimming pool on your property is the possibility of strangers trespassing to swim in your pool. If people who are tempted to come uninvited into your swimming pool, they may think again when they see security video surveillance cameras installed in the backyard around the pool. These security cameras will also help to prevent theft, vandalism, and many other potential crimes.

Would you like to set up a security video surveillance camera system around your backyard pool? Reach out to Unlimited Security to get started on protecting yourself and your family and friends by the pool.