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How to Safeguard Your Home with Security Cameras?

Posted In Home Technology & Gadgets - By Techtiplib on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 With No Comments »

There is no doubt that security cameras are a common feature of public places such as shopping malls, banks, schools, hospitals, casinos, airports etc. However, it would be fair to suggest that they are becoming increasingly important when it comes to the safety of your home.

Here are some ways that security cameras are able to safeguard your home.

Monitoring the area of your property

A really good way to deter intruders is to install outdoor security cameras to the outside of your home, while keeping them aimed at the perimeter of your property. If you have several cameras installed they can give you a near 360 degree view of your entire property line. This is a great way to keep an eye out for unwanted visitors as well as giving you playback footage in the event of a robbery.

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Knock, knock! Who’s there?

Whether you have the door that allows for a peep hole, or you just want to sure that you’re opening the door to a welcome visitor, a home security camera at your front door gives you the confidence to safely open it. You can save on data by installing a motion-activated camera that will only film when movement occurs. Also, keeping a small CCTV monitor in a common area of your house is helpful to have so you can keep an eye on who’s at your door. Recommended reading: HD-SDI Camera Systems vs. IP Camera Systems.

Nanny cams

Nothing is more important than your children and their safety, so it’s no surprise as a parent you may be anxious when you leave them at home with outside nannies and babysitters. One way to ease your mind is to install a nanny cam. They are small concealed cameras that are disguised as an ordinary household object and are ideal for capturing the interaction between your child and the caretaker, as well as allowing you to view in real time or play back.

Keeping an eye on your garage

Despite being easier to break in to than buildings and vehicles, home garages are usually deficient in security. Also, they can generally be left open for hours on end; essentially an open invitation for anyone to come in and steal your possessions.

Installing a visible but out of reach remote access home security camera lets intruders know they are being watched. These cameras are also handy to have when you feel like keeping an eye on your valuables at any time when you’re away from home.

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Monitoring points of entry

We’ve spoken about unwanted people entering your home from the front door, however not every intruder uses the front door to enter your home. With that said, it is important to secure potential entry points such as windows and any other doors you might have. I wouldn’t go as far as installing a security camera at every entry point, but it’s a good idea to have a camera watching entry points that aren’t visible to neighbours or that can’t be seen from the street.

Install your own video baby monitor

While standard audio baby monitors are good to have, nothing beats having a baby video monitor particularly when you want to work or relax in another room. They’re fairly simple to put together: install a CCTV video camera next to or above your baby’s cot, and then have it transmit the audio and image to a room of your choosing. By doing this, when you hear your baby make a peep you can decide whether it’s worth getting up to go and investigate or not.

Protecting your home business

If you happen to be writing a home business, chances are that you have valuable equipment, money and inventory on the premises. A home security camera will not only prevent theft of these items, but you can multitask by monitoring the movements of your employees and clients.

Keeping an eye on the outdoors

Even though they are more aware than very young children, older kids still need to be supervised outdoors especially when there is a pool or playground nearby. Even if you need to go inside for a moment or two you can still keep an eye on them by installing a CCTV camera near the area where they will be playing. A child’s safety is paramount to any parent and by having these cameras installed, they will alert you to any mishaps that may occur thus allowing you to act quickly.

The safety of your home has never been more important. Regardless if you have children or are running a business, installing home security cameras will ensure that everything that you hold dear to your heart will be kept safe and sound from unwanted visitors or mishaps.

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