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Home Security Surveillance Camera Uses

Aug 18, 2007
There are various different uses for a home security surveillance camera, and this article attempts to examine the two top options and makes suggestions on considerations for buying.

Surveillance for the Outdoors

Numerous homeowners utilize a home outdoor security camera as one part of their outdoor home security plan. Various cameras are usually placed in strategic locations at windows, doors, and likely (on large lots of land) towards the entrance to the property. You have the option to use a wired or wireless home security system.

Several purposes can be served with an outdoor home security surveillance camera. The first would be that the cameras may alert homeowners to the burglars presence in the event that the burglar "cases" a the property before actually making the attempt at an actual robbery.

This gives the homeowner the advantage of prevention. The second would be sometimes just the presence of a home security surveillance camera would be enough to dishearten any would-be burglar from making the attempt to break into your house.

And lastly, if you are home actually is burglarized, the video recordings or photos that you get from the camera can be used by you and the authorities to identify and prosecute the known criminal.

For people looking to purchase an outdoor home security surveillance camera, they should look for certain features on the camera such as night vision technology and that it is weatherproof. The possibility exists that some burglars may try to destroy the camera or cover the camera lens, so it would be a wise choice to buy a solid housing or tough case for the camera.

Surveillance for the Indoors

When it comes to indoors surveillance with a home security surveillance camera they can be used in a very similar way as outdoor surveillance, in that burglars would be discouraged from actually making the attempt and if they did make the attempt then you can identify them after the crime has been committed.

Most recently, many people have been making use of an indoor home security surveillance camera so they can observe the behavior of their children, the elderly, or their employees.

Most parents, for example, use what are called "Nanny cams" when leaving their children in the responsibility of a babysitter. These cameras are small enough to be hidden in objects such as a ballpoint pen or a wall clock. There is usually no awareness by the babysitter that he or she is being observed.

"Nanny cams" usefulness is somewhat limited, however, and could possibly even give parents a false sense of security. For example, the fact that locating the camera in let's say the bedroom and there is no recording of abusive behavior does not exclude the possibility that abusive behavior is not happening in the bathroom or the kitchen.

Another use of a home security surveillance camera would be that of the participant that is being observed actually knows this. Such an example would be let's say to check on the welfare of the elderly or children. Typically, in situations like this people actually welcome the presence of a camera.

If cameras are going to be used for this type of purpose, it is wise to be sure that the cameras cover as much of the home as possible. It may be a good idea to spend some extra money on motion sensor technology so that way all the cameras are not running all the time.

Several valuable purposes are served by a home security surveillance camera. If utilized in the correct way in addition to other security measures, they can give peace of mind to homeowners, adult caregivers, and parents.
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