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9 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Home Security Camera

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Security Camera

Are you one of the 40 million Americans who own home security systems? Did you know that your wireless security camera can do more than deter burglars from breaking into your home?

Yes, security cameras are great tools for securing homes, but there are also many other uses of security systems that can make life a little easier and convenient for homeowners. Here are a few other ways you can use your wireless security cameras:

1. See That Your Kids Returned Home From School Safe

Modern work culture means there will be days you won’t have time to pick your kids up from school. With so many scary stories in the news, it can be a relief to know your kids have arrived home safely.

With a home security camera, you can monitor your kids from afar with your smartphone, see what they are up to and that they made it home safe.

2. Chronicle Memorable Moments

We all have moments in our lives that are fun, interesting, or sometimes awkward. Events like a baby’s first steps, its first words, or an occasional family reunion are all interesting events that you may have missed if you were not home.

Fortunately, you can use your security cameras to capture memorable events like these and save them for later viewing. You can retrieve any interesting footage at your convenience and indulge yourself.

3. Remind Your Kids It Is Time To Wake Up

One of the most challenging duties as a parent is waking your kids up in the morning. But thanks to a home security system, you can relax while it sends alerts to your kids, reminding them it’s time to wake up. You can even utilize the two-way talk feature to make a wake-up call if they are slow to get out of bed.

A dog destroying the kitchen

4. Monitor Your Pet

If your pet is behaving inappropriately when you’re not home, security cameras can help you keep a tab on its movement. Is your cat secretly clawing at the chairs? Is it chewing on the pillows and other household items? Is it playing rough or indulging in other activities that you’re unaware of?

No matter how it chooses to entertain itself in your absence, with a security camera you can monitor and record every detail of its escapades. You can even make something fun out of it to share on social media.

5. Provide Support for Elders

Security cameras can be a big help if you have seniors living with you. You can monitor their well-being no matter where you are and ensure they have everything they need. If they get sick or need help, they can communicate with you via the security system’s two-way talk feature or turn on an emergency alarm to alert you that they need help.

Save money

6. Reduce Your Insurance Premiums

If you are yet to install a security system in your home, you may be missing out on all the perks that come with one.

Insurance is mandated for most homeowners in America. If your home is secured with security cameras, most insurance companies can offer you a generous discount, depending on the system’s features and the level of coverage you purchase.

7. Prevent Abuse

Bullying and child abuse are commonplace across the globe. If you have a demanding work schedule, you may have no choice than to hire a nanny for your baby. While most nannies are trustworthy, a camera provides an additional measure to monitor your child’s safety.

With a security camera, you can check to see whether your baby is in good hands and properly cared for. You can also prevent elder abuse with the help of security cameras. Keeping tabs on caregivers ensures that elders are professionally cared for.

8. Know Who Did What

So you got home and found that your wardrobe has been rummaged through and you’re wondering who did it. Should you blame the kids or the pets? Or found that your special homemade ice cream is half-eaten, and you want to find out how it happened. With the footage from your security cameras, you can see exactly what happened and put the mystery to rest.

9. Watch Your Diet

Do you think your eating habits have improved or that your new diet is working? Well, instead of relying on guesswork or your feelings, you can watch footage from your home security cameras to see exactly how you’re doing.

By watching the video of your eating activity, you’ll gain insight into your consumption habits and understand what type of diet is best.

Security camera footage can also help discover some habits that you may not be aware that you have -- unhealthy habits like fast-eating or slouching over your desk.

Conclusion

First and foremost, security cameras are great for security. Once installed, there are many other uses for it. So learn to make the most of your camera.

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Security Camera

Are you one of the 40 million Americans who own home security systems? Did you know that your wireless security camera can do more than deter burglars from breaking into your home?

Yes, security cameras are great tools for securing homes, but there are also many other uses of security systems that can make life a little easier and convenient for homeowners. Here are a few other ways you can use your wireless security cameras:

1. See That Your Kids Returned Home From School Safe

Modern work culture means there will be days you won’t have time to pick your kids up from school. With so many scary stories in the news, it can be a relief to know your kids have arrived home safely.

With a home security camera, you can monitor your kids from afar with your smartphone, see what they are up to and that they made it home safe.

2. Chronicle Memorable Moments

We all have moments in our lives that are fun, interesting, or sometimes awkward. Events like a baby’s first steps, its first words, or an occasional family reunion are all interesting events that you may have missed if you were not home.

Fortunately, you can use your security cameras to capture memorable events like these and save them for later viewing. You can retrieve any interesting footage at your convenience and indulge yourself.

3. Remind Your Kids It Is Time To Wake Up

One of the most challenging duties as a parent is waking your kids up in the morning. But thanks to a home security system, you can relax while it sends alerts to your kids, reminding them it’s time to wake up. You can even utilize the two-way talk feature to make a wake-up call if they are slow to get out of bed.

A dog destroying the kitchen

4. Monitor Your Pet

If your pet is behaving inappropriately when you’re not home, security cameras can help you keep a tab on its movement. Is your cat secretly clawing at the chairs? Is it chewing on the pillows and other household items? Is it playing rough or indulging in other activities that you’re unaware of?

No matter how it chooses to entertain itself in your absence, with a security camera you can monitor and record every detail of its escapades. You can even make something fun out of it to share on social media.

5. Provide Support for Elders

Security cameras can be a big help if you have seniors living with you. You can monitor their well-being no matter where you are and ensure they have everything they need. If they get sick or need help, they can communicate with you via the security system’s two-way talk feature or turn on an emergency alarm to alert you that they need help.

Save money

6. Reduce Your Insurance Premiums

If you are yet to install a security system in your home, you may be missing out on all the perks that come with one.

Insurance is mandated for most homeowners in America. If your home is secured with security cameras, most insurance companies can offer you a generous discount, depending on the system’s features and the level of coverage you purchase.

7. Prevent Abuse

Bullying and child abuse are commonplace across the globe. If you have a demanding work schedule, you may have no choice than to hire a nanny for your baby. While most nannies are trustworthy, a camera provides an additional measure to monitor your child’s safety.

With a security camera, you can check to see whether your baby is in good hands and properly cared for. You can also prevent elder abuse with the help of security cameras. Keeping tabs on caregivers ensures that elders are professionally cared for.

8. Know Who Did What

So you got home and found that your wardrobe has been rummaged through and you’re wondering who did it. Should you blame the kids or the pets? Or found that your special homemade ice cream is half-eaten, and you want to find out how it happened. With the footage from your security cameras, you can see exactly what happened and put the mystery to rest.

9. Watch Your Diet

Do you think your eating habits have improved or that your new diet is working? Well, instead of relying on guesswork or your feelings, you can watch footage from your home security cameras to see exactly how you’re doing.

By watching the video of your eating activity, you’ll gain insight into your consumption habits and understand what type of diet is best.

Security camera footage can also help discover some habits that you may not be aware that you have -- unhealthy habits like fast-eating or slouching over your desk.

Conclusion

First and foremost, security cameras are great for security. Once installed, there are many other uses for it. So learn to make the most of your camera.