It has been no secret that there has been an increase in theft in the valley and area. 

This uptick in thefts has residents wondering what they can do to protect themselves.

Katelynn Wood from Drum Wireless in Drumheller suggests security cameras may be the best way to go.

"With all the theft going on, a lot of people prefer to have cameras."

She goes on to say that there are different kinds of cameras that may be better suited to a certain family than others.

"The indoor/ outdoor cameras are on all the time, they will overwrite themselves so basically you won't run out of space it will just continue to overwrite itself so you won't miss any footage. The doorbell ones are motion activated, so when someone gets in the area light will light up the camera and you can see who is on the other side," continued Wood.

Security cameras can be a useful tool in the event something is stolen. RCMP can then use the footage to find the suspect who took the stolen property.

"With the doorbell camera, you can actually speak through it. I was reading an article this morning that people had watched these thieves rob their house, and once they yelled through their camera, the thieves left," concluded Wood.

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