No matter where you live, unfortunately bad things can happen right near where you live or where your kids play in the streets. From cars barreling down the road, to shoot-outs to terrorist activities. The worth of security cameras has been proven to provide evidence that can help to clean up the streets where you live and where your children play. The installation of a home security camera system is a great step to help ensure the safety of your family, friends and property. These cameras can provide a silent witness of exactly what happens around your home.
Most homeowners, when they install home cameras intend to watch their children playing in the yard, or perhaps have recently had a neighbor kid vandalizing their property and just want it to stop, but not many expect their cameras to be used to provide evidence of a rolling shootout down the streets of their residential neighborhood. However, once the cameras are in place, it is amazing what they actually capture that you never expected to see in your own yard. A man in Topeka, Kansas caught one such crime, and his surveillance footage is now prominently displayed on the local news because his outside home camera caught 2 SUVs chasing each other down the street shooting at one another while children were playing on his block. With a little luck and some good police work, these perpetrators will hopefully be removed from the streets.
Home Security Cameras come in many sizes, shapes and varieties. Outdoor home surveillance cameras can be used to see who is coming to the front door of your home, stealing packages from your stoop, taking mail from your box or messing with your cars parked in your driveway. These cameras are an extremely important part of a good home security plan, because they provide you with an instantaneous view of what is happening outside your home, so that you can know before you open the door who is knocking. Outdoor cameras are also likely to capture video evidence if crimes are happening in your neighborhood, a view of the street might deliver the make and model of a perpetrator’s vehicle, or perhaps a view of who was walking up and down the streets casing out for a burglary. Indoor security cameras for the home can also be integrated into a home security camera system, providing you with a clear view of what happens inside you home, and are very popular for monitoring children playing, babysitters while you are out to dinner, nannies who are in your home during the daytime, maids as they clean up (or out) your home and much more. These cameras can record side by side with outdoor security cameras for a complete home security system.
The newest technology security cameras for home are high-definition megapixel IP cameras. These cameras deliver High Definition Video quality, which means that you can zoom in on the live and pre-recorded footage to get a clearer image of what is happening around your home. These cameras connect to your home network with a CAT-5 network cable, streaming the HD video over the network to a computer running an NVR software, which records from the cameras and provides remote access to user’s laptop, tablet, iPhone, iPad or Android devices. These high-definition cameras should definitely be a consideration for new home security camera installations, dependent on budget.