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What Good is Security if You Can't See? Using Night Vision Security Camera Systems

Aug 17, 2007
Whether your security system is at home or at your business, which is great but if your system isn't set-up with night vision all you will get is a bunch of black tape during the night hours. The hours that many homeowners and business owners keep aren't usually normal daylight hours. This means that you may find yourself at the office late or up late at night. Let's face it; no matter where you are at night, you are going to feel a little unsafe when you are sitting in these places all alone at night. Yes, sometimes even in your own home. A night vision security camera system can help you feel a little more comfortable when you are at the office late or staying up late at home.

Night vision security cameras allow you to see in a darkened area. These can have a lot of practical uses at home as well. Set up a camera in your garage. The next time you hear a thump coming from that direction, switch over and see what's going on in your garage so you aren't surprised when you open the door. Children playing outside may have left the garage door open all day. This leaves the garage open for neighborhood cats, raccoons and other small animals to accidentally get locked in. By being able to see in your dark garage you will be able to see whether it is the neighbor's cat or somebody trying to steal your car.

When you are at the office late, especially if you have an industrial type business, it can be pretty awkward walking out into the dark from your office building. Many late night restaurant managers who were closing up for the night and finishing the finances have been mugged as they leave the building. A night vision security camera system allows them to check out area by their car and the back door before they walk out the door.

A night vision security camera system is relatively easy to set-up. Many are wireless and will work with your home or office wireless Internet connection. All you have to do is position the cameras to the proper angle of surveillance and plug in the camera receiver. The camera will automatically transmit a feed to your television system or computer. Many will allow you to log in to the camera from your computer no matter where you are. Other systems will even email you images whenever a motion detector is activated. These systems provide excellent images no matter what the lighting situation is outside. They can record in spaces between buildings where thieves might be lurking. They can record in dark rooms and partially lit areas as well and still provide you with clear images of what is in the room or area.

There are several different types of cameras and some are more advanced than others. The type of night vision camera security system that you choose will depend on your home or business needs. Some cameras will record in color during the day and black and white at night. Other will capture only black and white images, which are ideal for dark areas that are poorly lighted around your building or home. These cameras should be placed around doors, in darkened areas around your home or building and in areas that people may need security and protection such as around parking lots.

These systems are somewhat more expensive than a traditional security camera system, but they are well worth the cost. Think about how safe you will feel knowing that your family is able to easily use the camera system when they hear thumps or knocks from outside. They can pull up their web browser or switch the television channel and instantly be able to see if there is somebody outside. Your coworkers will feel safe knowing that they aren't going to get mugged at night when they leave the office.

If anything does happen around your home such as vandalism or a car getting broke into, then you will be able to supply the police with a video or photo of the people causing the destruction or theft. Imagine being able to call the parents of the teenagers who toilet papered your yard and being able to send them video images via email! No more dark screens because your video system can't see at night, a night vision camera system is the key to being able to see what's going on outside in the dark without you having to risk your own neck to check on bumps in the night.
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Charles & Sheila McLean are the owners and operators of Curious Collections, a website that focuses on the personal protection of their customers. For more info please goto: http://www.curiouscollections.net/
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