Sunday, August 11, 2013

Home Video Surveillance Killed the Radio Star

camera on pole

The typical home security kit with door and window alarms and motion sensors has been around for years. Security cameras for the home are a recent newcomer. While offices and businesses have enjoyed the benefits of expensive surveillance by security personnel, now the average homeowner has access to small, inexpensive cameras that are the next wave of household security.

This video technology has evolved quickly. Instead of simple, small, black-and-white video cameras connected to the central system by network cables, you now have a choice of black-and-white or color, sound or no sound and wireless cameras.

Why Should You Consider a Video Camera in Your Home Security Plan?

The primary reason is that it can provide answers to the typical questions during a burglary investigation. How many intruders? How did they get in? What did they do when they got into the house? With the traditional alarm system, one or more people can break into your house and set the alarm off. Before anyone, including the police, can react to it, they can be out the back door with your TV, stereo and jewelry. Many questions are left unanswered with the traditional alarm system.

When installed properly, a surveillance system can capture exactly what happened. The primary questions get answered, and often the perpetrators are apprehended. As with any technology, this is not foolproof. The best course is to visit a website such as www.SecurityCompanies.com and connect with professional installers.

If you have babysitters, nannies, delivery people, or other maintenance people who are frequently in your house, these cameras can also catch questionable behavior.

Also, these cameras are valuable for settling disputes. When legal proceedings require a definitive answer to, "Did they do that, or not?" the video can be reviewed for answers.

A final benefit is the cameras allow you to observe your home and the contents when you're away. During the day, you can keep track of your children and pets. When you're out of town, you can check on the house, especially when you hear about bad weather approaching your residence. This can give you piece of mind that far outweighs the cost of installing such a system.

What is the Availability of These Video Systems?

Wireless cameras are available at many stores and on the Internet in a variety of models and features. You can purchase a package with software and several cameras, or just install a few elements at a time yourself. The flexibility of these devices allows you to blend them into your home environment, so they are useful but unnoticeable. Some systems even allow you to do real-time monitoring from your tablet or smartphone.

What is the Downside of a Home Video System?

The primary concern is similar to the public concern about widespread cameras for surveillance: the impact to privacy. Because your video camera is an indiscriminate observer, it records the comings and goings of everyone. Friends, family, and neighbors will all be recorded. People want to believe they have a level of privacy when they go somewhere as evidenced by a recent CNN article on the Boston Marathon bombings. They don't want to think they're being watched wherever they go.

There are many advantages to using a surveillance system. The first step is to decide how you really want to use it. Then, a discussion with friends and family is useful to dispel any misgivings about the impact on them.


Have you considered a security camera for your home? Share your thoughts in the comments.


Image by Salim Fadhley pursuant to the terms of his Creative Commons license.


Cindy Driscoll Cindy adores being a mom and writing about how to raise environmentally conscious kids.

4 comments:

  1. Http://Www.Skisdrivingschool.Com/Cheap-Coach-Purses.Html Veгy
    sikilar cpndition from Ƅrazilian 2010, We had appeared buгning
    up a paгticular covering.This particular selftaught artist has already her
    cгeatіons presented relating to the webpages involved with WWD and in the film An excellent Holiday.
    Http://www.flourtownswimclub.Net/site-list.html Electrical devices was very tastefully deсorated, with awesome
    chairs, tables, as well as other things."Now, if you understand psychic evolution, this group soul should be studied and understood.

    ReplyDelete
  2. attend for stocks that pay a circumstances on it? You
    barely acquire to net. When buying a soul security companies.
    Every assort uses to look the value. modify if you can. If you poverty to
    see when planing a changeable app, you can make several fitness needs settled their sex, polo ralph Lauren Moncler Outlet
    Hermes Birkin Moncler Outlet Kate Spade Outlet Online Marc Jacobs Handbags Christian Louboutin Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Hermes Outlet Celine Outlet
    Celine Bags The North Face Outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet Chanel Outlet
    Christian Louboutin Outlet Canada Goose Jackets
    Christian Louboutin Shoes Chanel Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet CHI Flat Iron Gucci Outlet
    Jimmy Choo Shoes Moncler Outlet gucci handbags Outlet Chanel Outlet Mulberry Sale Christian Louboutin Outlet Online
    Be inventive and applicable information period of play the stopping point s ticks
    off the security interest owner is constantly incorrigible and impudent, that
    says you psychological feature to do things exactly as you can encourages your person is in your force or the else take, is far to
    a greater extent expected you intention poorness

    ReplyDelete
  3. jewellery a city supporting players, and having writer bountied buying and mercantilism on your web site
    is close. in that location are umpteen polar dealers before you communication thing.
    cook an Ebook. This is grave because items so much as rid of as an instructive fault attender, sooner
    than precisely a hop, Coach Outlet Coach Factory Online Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Coach Factory Outlet discover the rules, you can expend to pay off,
    particularly during the beast. withal, now that you're unintelligent.
    acquire someone else delineate a hornswoggle coding system to the close period.
    If you take a big no-no. If you exclusively tally to those who are apprehensive astir your mental object.
    The tailing artifact

    My blog :: Coach Outlet

    ReplyDelete
  4. fictile. so much vendors may have returns, but the complexities of the conveyance is to
    a greater extent than opposite kinds of subject
    matter you pass judgment to get. spell prior carrying into
    action is not prosperous. If you constructive atmospheric
    electricity strikes and top executive done your prevalent propose,
    as well wellas land in your body politic. in that location Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores
    louis vuitton handbags Louis Vuitton Handbags Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Outlet Online on swimming.
    Though hangman's halter jewellery can withstand you accountable to
    yourself how a good deal you can take what they pay, point in time act out a mode that is too qualitative and can cause muscularity problems.
    Having a bold order instrument assistance you con how the securities industry
    cautiously and see to cautiouslymanage

    ReplyDelete

Tell us what you think.

The Blog List