No More Home Sweet Home, It’s Home Safe Home!
Earlier it was home sweet home. But with the increase in crime rate and other dangers, the latest adage is home safe home. But how do you make your apartment safe? Naturally, it would be the top priority of any person. So, let’s delve into the intricacies of using surveillance cameras for apartment.
With the increasing number of crimes being committed inside homes and apartments, there is a proportionate increase in the demand for reliable security to safeguard all that is dear and valuable to us. The first option would be the security cameras. They have become an absolute necessity in apartments since you are staying at a place where you are surrounded by total strangers.
The Necessity of Surveillance
Most apartment complexes have camera security system of their own. But it doesn’t hurt to have your personal security system for your apartment. Video surveillance signs at the entrance would to a certain extent, help to ensure the identity of the people who enter the area. But would you trust that certain people will not flout your warnings?
Surveillance systems would help you to personally monitor anyone who rings your doorbell before you open the door. Of course, most apartment complexes would have intercom facilities through which the identity of the visitor is announced from the reception by the security personnel.
Not too long ago, I wrote about trashing your old wall-clock for a more modest clock with hidden cameras. I also talked about why I think nanny cameras offer a fine way to monitor your babysitters. I gave an example of how surveillance systems help to capture some heavily armed fellas who stormed a home in the middle of the night. I have also advised that as your cameras protect you, you should also take steps to protect your cameras.
The IP Camera Advantage
IP cameras are indeed a boon for the hapless parent who is forced to leave their children at home without adult supervision. The IP surveillance cameras would help you to watch the activities at your home from anywhere in the world through the internet. Even your smart phones can be used for the purpose.
Hidden IP cameras would be a prudent choice here. Why hidden? Because of what had recently happened at an apartment complex in Virginia. A man was forced to leave his young child alone at home for a short while as he went out to do some minor errands.
As he was waiting at the supermarket counter, he decided to check the footage from the hidden IP cameras at his home. He was just in time to see his child being held at gun point by an armed robber who had got inside by pretending to be a neighbor and getting the child to open the door.
Well, an almost sure fatality was avoided through alerting the police. But, imagine the consequences in the absence of the camera! And the IP cameras are easy to install and can be done without professional assistance.
Option of Going Wireless
For those of you who don’t want the aesthetics of your home to be marred by the protruding wires, you can always go for the wireless hidden cameras. The benefit here is that you can monitor the proceedings without anyone being aware of it. Of course, it would be a gross violation of privacy. But in certain cases as when you have teenagers at home, drastic measures are required to make sure that they do not indulge in anything unwanted.
Still it would be better if you don’t make a habit of it. In extreme circumstances like when your teenager is having an all night party without adult supervision, such steps can be taken to keep away trouble. And the thought itself that their activities could be monitored secretly would act as a powerful deterrent.
Remember, it’s ultimately the safety of your family. So go for the best home security products available. And don’t trust the sales pitch as the biblical truth. Their aim is to sell their products and they would be willing to offer you the moon. Take advice from people who have already installed cameras at their apartments. Read through reliable product reviews and scout around until you are convinced that you have the best bargain.
Make sure that the cameras can be operated using electricity as well as battery for when power failure occur. Check regularly to make sure that the batteries are in full working order. Of course, all this would take a lot of time and effort. But, ultimately it’s your life and love that is being put to the test.