Adding a video camera to enhance your domestic security system is proving to be a worthwhile upgrade for many people.
Today, there are many standard features included in DIY burglar alarms that offer added security measures to protect your business, home, and family. In addition to monitoring for standard burglary and break-ins, some home security systems also monitor for carbon monoxide leaks, freezing pipes, flood water, medical help, and fire protection that will dispatch the fire department in the event of smoke detected in your home or business.
Always look for a provider who will offer all of these monitoring options bundled in a single monthly payment which will save money on your bills.
In addition to these monitoring and alerting features, video surveillance is an inexpensive way to achieve an added layer of security and let you know what’s actually happening in your home or business when you’re not there.
Thanks to advancements in technology, wireless video security systems are easy to install in less than an hour and simple to use. You don’t really need to be tech-savvy to do it yourself.
There are many uses for these systems including checking on children, sitters, and pets, or to check in daily on a vacation home that’s far away to be sure there are no issues. With some cameras, you can even set up triggers and video photo capture so the camera only goes on when you need it to record something.
By choosing a wireless camera, you can avoid drilling holes in the wall for cabling. Seek out one that works with your current system so that texts and email alerts can add video snapshots to your scheduled monitoring events.
A DIY wireless security company will offer both indoor and outdoor camera options to monitor areas inside and around the outside of your home. Popular areas to monitor inside are the foyer/front door, great room, home office, and master bedroom.
A camera mounted outside the front door or pointed toward the driveway and backyard lets you know who is coming and going from your home.
Be sure your home security system offers free smartphone apps for ease of use and the convenience of watching video or viewing snapshots of your home from anywhere, anytime.
Before you purchase a DIY video security system, it’s also good idea to research online consumer reviews to see what the customer experience has been and to learn what product features are favored.
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