Why have a security camera?
When things go bump in the night, I'm sure you'd want to know whether it's the dog or a ghost. If you are brave enough to check what it is, but maybe not enough to open the door to take a peak yourself, you could always try to set up a security camera so you could check right on your phone. Security cameras are becoming increasingly popular in homes to keep families safe. Having one could offer enough assurance to help you sleep at night. You could be aware of who approaches your home and know whether that banging is a burglar or just a bird.
Where to set up your security camera?
Knowing the best location to place a security camera to keep track of your home can be a struggle. Any ground level entry points, such as the front door, back door, windows and garage, are sort of basic areas to install the cameras. But you may also want to consider installing cameras in the basement or on the second level of your home as well, such as on pathways that lead to bedrooms. It's unlikely that you will get a camera that will point at every entry point of the home, but if your goal is to catch the face of the intruder, then install it on a pathway within your home an intruder is most likely to pass. This allows you to keep track of everything that is going on within your home.
What kind of camera to get? Indoor vs. Outdoor?
Deciding whether to get an indoor or outdoor camera is more based on preference. The biggest distinction between the two is that the outdoor camera can also be used indoors, whereas the indoor camera should NOT be installed outside.
Indoor cameras can be great for keeping track of all the activity within the walls of your home. You could check up on kids to see if they're doing their homework, make sure the dog doesn't jump on the furniture, or see if the nanny remembered to pick up the kids on time. These cameras are also great for seeing if there are any intruders who stop by without an invitation and make themselves at home.
Some people prefer not to go for an indoor camera because they can feel exposed within their own homes. In that case, an outdoor camera may be more to their preference. Outdoor cameras are great for monitoring any activity on your property. These cameras are designed with a strong body to withstand different elements and weather conditions
What can a security camera do?
Security cameras have a lot of other uses besides monitoring the perimeter of your house. You could set up a camera to watch plants grow or the pattern of animals on your property. You could set up a camera near a bird's nest and watch little birds hatch from their eggs and take their first flight. The best part about setting up a security camera is that you can monitor everything directly from your phone.
Do you NEED a security camera?
No, not necessarily. If you live in a good neighborhood and don't think you need a security camera, then don't get one. It's not for everyone. It can certainly help to have one, but it's not a necessity.