August 13, 2014
How Cameras Enhance Home Security
Last week, we discussed how interactive monitoring is one effective way to stay in the know about your home. Features like instant alerts and remote access help you stay connected 24/7.
But there are more ways to enhance home security! Today, let’s talk about how security cameras can make you even more aware of what’s going on when you’re not home.
Multiple Camera Options
There are many different cameras available, but they all give you access to see what’s going on in or around your home. Home security cameras specifically help you see what’s going on in your living room, your backyard or basement. Basically, just about anywhere in your home’s proximity.
Here are the three cameras that FrontPoint offers:
- Wireless Indoor Camera - allows users to keep an active eye on their home from anywhere. It has a viewing range up to 50 feet and can view activity in the dark. A broadband network is required to allow it to connect wirelessly.
- Wireless Pan and Tilt Camera - an indoor camera with a greater range of view than the Wireless Indoor Camera. Users can control it to maximize their field of view by panning and tilting around the room.
- Wireless Outdoor Camera - this weatherproof camera can withstand below-freezing temperatures, or up to 122 F. It provides video surveillance of the exterior areas of a user’s property. It can also see in the dark up to 40 feet.
A Variety of Uses
Adding cameras is a great way to make your home alarm system more effective. They act as a second set of eyes so you can know exactly what’s going on at home, even when you’re not there.
Use the mobile app to view a live camera feed or motion-activated recordings, so you can check that the kids arrived home from school safely. Or to make sure that a pet isn’t running around causing havoc.
Cameras are also great for confirming sensor events and reducing false alarms. If you receive an instant alert notifying you that a sensor was triggered, you can tune into your camera’s feed to see if it’s actually a burglar, or if it was just your nosy cat.
You might not think it, but cameras also act as a great burglar deterrent. Think of a how a burglar must feel when walking up to a home only to realize that there are cameras watching his every move.
Heck, I get nervous when I notice the camera staring at me in a convenience store, even when I know I haven’t done anything wrong.
Burglars simply do not want to be seen at all, let alone recorded, so the sight of a security camera is often enough to send them scurrying away.
Security cameras brings you more ways to monitor your home, resulting in enhanced home security. Combined with interactive features, it’s easy to see how this 24/7 connectivity brings comfort to customers.