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Critical home video surveillance laws to be followed

The growing popularity of security cameras as an effective deterrent to crimes such as theft and burglary have resulted in widespread adoption by homeowners and businessmen. You may find yourself among those who are planning to install a video surveillance system to bolster the security of your business or home. There are, however, legal issues that you should be aware of concerning the use of surveillance cameras. Before you pursue your plan, you should be aware of these issues to avoid any problems regarding the use of your security cameras.

 

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Step-by-step DIY security camera installation guide

Homeowners and business owners who feel the need to install a security camera system to protect their property can opt to install the system using a professional contractor or they can do it themselves to save money. In this step-by-step guide to installing a system, we will discuss the things that should be considered before the installation process, the materials needed, and the installation procedure for different types of system.

 

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5 WiFi baby monitor options for new moms in 2017

Parents, particularly first-timers, are naturally very protective of their newborn children. They aim to ensure that their babies are safe and comfortable and when possible, they want to be at their side all the time. But due to work and other responsibilities around the home, this is difficult or impossible, so in order to make sure that babies are safe in their nursery while they are doing other tasks or household chores, smart parents should take advantage of some great tech tools and devices to help monitor their children remotely.

 

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How CCTV footage plays a key role in crime investigation?

Many countries around the world are installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance camera systems as an additional tool in fighting crime and making their streets safe. Based on many studies, the very presence of camera surveillance systems has discouraged criminals, thus preventing crimes from happening.

 

Police investigators across the globe are using footage from surveillance cameras in their investigations of crimes. They clearly state over and again, that the videos captured are very effective in solving crimes because they record and capture the crime as it unfolds and create valuable evidence for court trials. Additionally, home and business owners are also finding great value in using CCTV footage when their homes or businesses are compromised.

 

One of the many countries that employ CCTV camera system in both public and private spaces is Great Britain. The popularity of surveillance cameras in the country is due to their effectiveness in solving crimes. Based on a recent study, a great number of murders investigated by detectives from Scotland Yard have benefited by using camera footage as evidence. A 2009 report showed that of the 90 murder cases recorded during the year, CCTV footage was used in 86 of the cases. According to senior police officers, 65 of the cases were solved because the crimes were captured on camera or the movements of the criminals were tracked before or after their attacks.

 

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How to protect your privacy when using wireless IP camera

Network or Internet protocol (IP) cameras are growing in popularity as a security tool to protect businesses and homes around the world because of their low-cost capability to transmit images or video feeds in real-time. By using these cameras, users can access live audio and video footage from their home or business through a smartphone or office computer as long as they have an Internet connection.

 

However, a number of wireless IP camera models are vulnerable to hacking that can compromise your privacy at home or in the office. In this article, we will discuss actions aimed at improving the security of IP cameras and ways to increase their protection against hackers.

 

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Wired VS Wireless Camera System

Are you a business owner or a homeowner who wants to install a camera surveillance system because you see that there is a need to increase protection of your business or your property but you are not sure what type of system to use? In this article, we will discuss both wireless and wired security cameras, their similarities and differences, as well as the various types of cameras that are appropriate for different types of homes, businesses, and other applications.

 

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Is CCTV a worthwhile property investment?

Are you considering the installation of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system in your home or business? Are you having second thoughts over the feasibility of investing in the system as an additional tool to protect your family or your business? If so, read on.

 

The continuing high number of burglary and theft cases in the U.S. should compel any security-conscious homeowner or businessperson to adopt strategies and tools that can bolster the security of their property. Based on data from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), an American home was ransacked or burglarized every 13 seconds during the year 2016. These incidents have resulted in total property losses of approximately $4.7 billion or an average of $2,230 per offense.

 

To help deter burglaries and thefts on their premises, millions of homeowners have adopted strategies such as the installation of home security or video surveillance cameras. The affordability of newer systems featuring Internet Protocol (IP) cameras has made these systems easier on small budgets and lowered the overall cost of installation. There are, however, benefits and disadvantages of do-it-yourself (DIY) surveillance systems and professionally installed systems that must be considered.

 

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How Secure is Your Home from Break-Ins?

The introduction of safety devices such as the deadbolt lock in the 1960s and the electronic security system in the modern era has resulted greatly reduced residential burglaries and theft in the U.S. Despite the declines however, there are still millions of homes in the country that were broken into by intruders and the police often find it very hard to arrest or apprehend criminals due to lack of evidence, time or resources.

According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), burglars attacked an American home every 13 seconds in 2016. Most of the attacks occurred between 10 am and 3 pm when homeowners are at work or at school. The data also showed that burglars and thieves commonly forced their way in through a home’s front door, first-floor window, back door, or garage. The things that were mainly stolen by the intruders were money and small but expensive items that can be easily converted into cash. Among the most commonly stolen items by burglars and thieves are jewelry, electronics such as smartphones, laptop computers, and iPads, watches, firearms or guns, and household goods.

As a homeowner, you can implement some easy but effective strategies to protect your home against burglars and thieves. Here, we discuss several topics that can help you in identifying security flaws in your abode and ways to make it more burglar-proof. These topics are generalized and you should look for those that are applicable to your specific needs.

 

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9 practical steps to a successful IP camera installation

Due to the effectiveness and flexibility of Internet Protocol (IP) camera system as a future-proof option for security and surveillance installations, a growing number of homeowners and business establishments are adopting it for their own properties. As future users, it is important for you to understand the common pitfalls, the various options to customize your system, and the benefits of installing a fully digital system based on your unique needs.

Before presenting the steps on how to ensure a successful IP camera installation, let us first discuss some important details about IP cameras. An IP camera is a type of digital video camera that can send and receive data via a computer and a LAN (Local Area Network) and the Internet. It has its own IP address and electronics that enable communication at the network level.

 

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How 4K security cameras take surveillance to a new level?

The use of camera surveillance systems to protect a home or business has been growing around the world due to their proven effectiveness. Thousands of businesses have installed camera security systems to monitor their stores, production areas, properties, and employees, while millions of homeowners have used them to help safeguard their homes against thieves and burglars.

 

However, the use of low-resolution cameras in such systems often delivers poor quality of video footage captured. This could result in the failure to clearly identify intruders, particularly during the night, thus, preventing their immediate identification and arrest. Also, video footage with low resolution may be rejected as court evidence during a trial. To prevent this from happening, it is advisable to homeowners and business owners to use a 4K security camera in their video surveillance system.

 

To better understand what a 4K security camera is, let us discuss some topics about cameras.

 

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