According to the FBI, Americans lose more than $4 billion each year through burglaries. Most of them are home burglaries when you’re not home especially on vacation. That’s why it’s important to take these very important steps to help keep your home safe and be as burglar-proof as possible.
Use on-line technology to give you a whole new advantage. On-line security systems and services can vary in cost but video surveillance gives you great advantages in preventing, catching and identifying thieves.
Burglars will think twice when they see a camera pointing at the door or in the house especially if you make it prominently known. Several things you will want to know if you want to save money and do it yourself.
Make sure the camera has a quality picture. Even high resolution cameras are coming down in price. The higher the resolution, the more you will be able to identify the perps. Make sure it has night vision and be sure you have enough hard drive space to store the footage.
A 75 GB hard drive can store up to 40-60 days. For a small home system, you’ll probably not going to need that much. And some systems can be motion detectors thus only turning on and recording only when something moves in its crosshairs.
Some say color is not that much of an advantage but, again, prices are dropping on high res, color cameras it may not be a real factor. Consider cameras both inside and outside. That’s where you may have to factor picture quality over more cameras. You can get an 8 black & white camera set for around $200 or a 3 HD camera set for $200.
You’ll want to be able to watch it real time through an app on your smart phone and tablet. This way when you’re on vacation, you can log in and view how things are going back home.
Home security cameras have really come to the individual consumer level. Add to the fact that you can log on real time to view is another great benefit. Now you can find out what your pets do when you’re gone. Sounds like a YouTube video is in the works.
Your home is your castle so you may want to seriously consider these on-line home security cameras to keep your castle intact.
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