5 Benefits of Smart Home Video Surveillance
In the past, having video surveillance equipment installed in your home as a security measure was seen as a drastic, expensive endeavor to take on. With advancement in technology, accessibility and affordability in smart home cameras has drastically increased, and not having some type of video camera in your home actually seems like an odd decision to make as a homeowner.
Smart home surveillance cameras let you view the inside and/or the outside of your home – anytime and whenever you want. Integrating video into your home security system enables you to view any area of your property, from any television or computer in the home. Advances in technology have allowed for major advancements (along with significant reductions in costs) in video camera quality, recording capability and, importantly, affordability.
Installing a video surveillance system in your home has many benefits. It’s the easiest way to keep your home secure. Below we have outlined the benefits of having smart home security cameras at your house.
#1. Video surveillance enhances your existing home security system.
An outdoor security camera will help deter burglars. Typically, these potential thieves will case your home before they actually rob it. If the criminals spot a camera, they just might change their minds about breaking into your home. A home security camera can prevent your family from becoming victims of crime.
In case a crime does occur, these systems come in all shapes and sizes, from notifying you when someone opens a door or window to alerting the police of a break-in. A video surveillance system with features like this one can record the actual events in and around your house, acting as a second layer of information when it’s time to solve the crime. Your professionally-installed security cameras will have recorded the incident in high-definition. Police can use these videos and images to capture the culprit, prevent future crimes and return your items.
#2. Video surveillance allows you to monitor your home anytime, anywhere.
These days, you can do everything from online banking to starting the washer or dryer from your smartphone. Smartphones allow us to store our most important information right in our pockets. Smart Security Monitoring allows you to use your smartphone to watch the activity that’s happening in your house. Companies that sell video surveillance systems have features that send the video feed right to your phone, along with security alerts, so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening with your home while on vacation or at work.
Often times families with a set of working parents find themselves in a predicament when their child gets out of school in the mid-afternoon. With a camera security system, a parent can always check in on their children from work by using the remote monitoring feature of the system. Watch your kid play outside, or even check in to see if they are doing their homework in the kitchen all from the touch of an app.
#3. Installing a video surveillance system could save you money.
According to Farmers Insurance, one of the top 5 ways to reduce homeowner insurance premiums is to make your home safer. Insurance companies define safer as “anything that can reduce the risk of damage being done to your home.” By installing smart home security cameras in your home, you’re taking a step towards making your home of residence safer and more secure. Catching any activity that causes damage to your property on your video surveillance camera is one way to positively impact your homeowners insurance rate.
#4. Checking up on your pets
Ever wonder what mischief your new puppy is getting into when you’re at work? Worried about an older pet that might need special attention? With smart home security cameras, you can ensure that your four-legged loved ones are safe and sound – and not ripping your sofa cushions or chewing the blinds away.
#5. You can use video surveillance in lieu of other monitoring systems.
Beyond a home security system, special circumstances in your life may call for other monitoring systems in your home. For example, newer models of baby monitors display a video feed from a crib to a handheld device that a parent can take anywhere in the house. Instead of adding another costly system, smart home video surveillance can be a low-cost way to keep tabs on your baby. You can use the same system for dogs, seniors or anything else you’d like to monitor in your home.
Smart home security cameras as part of a state-of-the-art home security system will help ensure your loved ones are protected and offer you peace of mind knowing they feel secure. We have picked some of our favorite smart home security camera brands below:
#1 Nest Outdoor Camera
The Nest Cam Outdoor Wi-Fi camera includes everything a DIY surveillance camera should, such as crisp 1080p video, a wide field of view, and two-way audio. It also integrates with more smart-home platforms than any other model we tested, including Alexa, Google Assistant, and many more
#2 Logitech Circle 2 Indoor Camera
The Logitech Circle 2 (corded) has stellar 1080p video with a 180-degree field of view, continuous recording when activated by motion, 24 hours of free cloud storage (with the option to purchase more), smart geofencing, an easy-to-use app, and support for Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant.
#3 Ring Video Doorbell 2
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 performs like a cross between a modestly aggressive guard dog and a trusty digital butler. In addition to notifying you—audibly and via smartphone—of activity, it records all motion events to the cloud, letting you view those recordings (as well as live video) on your phone or computer any time. It’s also compatible with a good number of smart-home devices, platforms, and monitored security systems
Limitless Security Solutions Smart Home Video Monitoring
Limitless Security Solutions offers a variety of brands and models to effectively monitor all parts of your home. Our smart security cameras allow homeowners to watch their home and loved ones from the touch of their smartphone. Are systems are wire free and offer HD video. Call us today to learn more about our pricing and packages!