Home Video Surveillance

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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It may sound a little too high tech to some people, but there are a lot of reasons to install a home video surveillance system. In the last decade, audio baby monitors became as common as cribs in most homes with small children. Why? Because parents recognized that there are lots of distractions in every home these days and that the peace of mind that comes with being able to hear the baby breathe or cry out is worth the small cost of a monitor.

Imagine how much better parents will feel if they can also see the baby as she sleeps and know when she wakes up. Imagine how much more relaxed they will be if they can watch toddlers in the back yard or teenagers in the pool. Imagine how much better they will feel about letting their kids use the Internet if they know they can monitor who the children communicate with. All of this peace of mind can be bought for the price of a home video surveillance system.

What Home Video Surveillance Provides

While peace of mind is a valuable commodity, there are other reasons for having a home video surveillance system in place. A remote camera by the front door, motion detectors, and video surveillance can reduce the amount you pay for homeowners insurance in some states. It also provides you with the freedom to leave your children or loved ones at home while you go out without constant worry about their safety.

If you have no children, you can rest assured that your spouse, elderly relatives, and pets will be safer with video monitoring that you can access from anywhere. All you have to do is station a couple of cameras in strategic places within your home to be able to "check in" from your PC, laptop, or hand held. With this kind of system in place, you can easily get help to your family when it's needed.

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