Security cameras are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting what’s most important—your home, property and family—and they are a crucial part of any home security system. Outdoor surveillance provides the assurance that anything and anybody approaching your home or business will be noted, whether in real time from inside the safety of your home, remotely, from computer or smart phone screen, or recorded digitally to be called upon at a later time, if desired.

There are two main situations where you’ll need a security camera: when you’re at home and when you’re away. In both cases, there are a variety of ways that security cameras can make life a little easier and safer.

When you’re home:
You may not think you need security cameras when you’re at home, but you’d be surprised how useful they can be.

  • See who is at the front door from any room in your house. (This is especially convenient in the middle of the night or when you’re not on the first floor.)
  • Use it as a video baby monitor.
  • Know what’s going on with all family members throughout the house, and monitor areas that are off-limits, like the workshop or cleaning supply closet.
  • Care more easily for an elderly family member by setting up a camera in the area where they spend the most time. You can keep an eye on them from another room, or while you’re away from home.
  • Identify the creepy noise coming from downstairs, without even getting out of bed. If you hear suspicious noises in your home, especially at odd hours, check the cameras to see what is happening before going directly to the source of the noise.


When you’re away:
Security cameras aren’t just for catching burglars in the act? They can give you peace of mind when it comes to your family, your kids, and your property by letting you see what’s going on at all times.

  • Catch a burglar or intruder on tape while they try to break in.
  • Check on the pets while you’re away.
  • Know when the kids come home from school.
  • See what’s going on if your alarm sounds and you’re out; then determine whether it’s a false alarm or something more serious.
  • Keep an eye on the nanny or babysitter while you’re away.
  • Watch for any suspicious behavior around your house. This may include strangers that have been lingering or scoping out your home.
  • Check on the maintenance crew or anyone working on or around the property when you’re not there.


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