Home » Home Improvement » Home Security

Look For Power And Ease Of Use In A Home Surveillance System

Jun 17, 2008
Imagine this: you've just hired a new housekeeper. Everything is going well and your house has never been so spotless. One day, though, you notice that a valuable piece of jewelry is missing. What do you do? Do you accuse the housekeeper with no evidence? Do you just assume that you misplaced it?

Perhaps you suspect that your spouse has been less than faithful. The clues are there, but you don't want to make wild accusations without proof. What is the best way to find the truth?

In both of these scenarios, you need to get to the bottom of a mystery. You're dealing with delicate situations. If you don't handle them well, feelings may be hurt. You need to find a way to get to the truth without damaging relationships.

A high-quality surveillance system is a sensible way to gather evidence and get the truth about a mysterious situation. It is also the best way to keep an eye on your home and family to ensure that they are safe.

Unlike just 10 years ago, the surveillance systems of today don't require a lot of complicated equipment. There are no recorders or tapes to manage. The footage is stored on computers, and the cameras don't have to be high-tech or expensive.

Home surveillance systems were once used mainly on the exterior of the home to protect against break-ins and vandalism. Today, they are frequently used in the home as well. With so many of us spending most of our days outside of the home, we need a way to keep an eye on things.

How do you choose the best surveillance system for your home? Look for one that is easy to use, contains the features you need and lets you monitor activity from a remote location. Whether you install the system yourself or have it installed professionally, the equipment should be easy enough for you to operate on your own.

Today's best surveillance systems come with surveillance software. This advanced software allows you to monitor activity in your home from any computer. Even if you are traveling or on vacation, you can still be responsible for your home's security. You should be able to set the surveillance software to switch the cameras on whenever motion is detected. This will ensure that you don't record an empty, uneventful house but that you do catch important events whenever they occur.

Another feature to look for in a surveillance system is support of your existing hardware. If you already have cameras, monitors and a computer to tie the system together, you should be able to use those with your surveillance software.

Perhaps the most important feature to look for in your new surveillance system is the ability to record and store surveillance footage. There's no telling when you might need to review footage from a certain time and date.

Overall, a surveillance system should be easy to use and give you all of the protection and coverage that you need. The system you choose should be able to support as few or as many cameras as you need without becoming too complicated to use effectively.

When you make the decision to purchase a surveillance system for your home, do your homework. Try out the software and gather all of the information you can find. Researching your options and making an informed choice may very well save a life or protect your most precious investments some day.
About the Author
Rosalie Kimberlin, the author, spent almost 30 years on a large metropolitan police department, and is now the owner of RK Enterprises. In a continuing effort to protect the "good guys" she now offers self defense and surveillance products through http://nannycamsetc.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 246
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources