Home security camera coverage may have been seen as a little extravagant 30 years ago but today, it is becoming the norm rather than the exception. It's the price we're paying for modern society and to many, the initial thought of installing a "full-blown" security camera system may send a shiver or two up the spine. Why? Well, not everyone can afford complete coverage but there is a way to stay within the budget.
Web Security Cameras
Have you thought of web security cameras? They are unobtrusive, effective and costwise and if you have a computer set up at your home or business then you eliminate further costs.
So How Do They Work?
Even a novice can set up a web security camera. It only takes a few minutes. Simply plug into your USB drive and after configuring the surveillance software, you're away! It's the ease of set up for non technical types which can be the difference between someone deciding to go with web cam or a more traditional system. The software has many advantages; one being the ability to set up email alerts when unauthorised activity is going on. Even better, you have the ability to capture and attach images which can then be forwarded on to either the police or security company.
While web security camera systems provide standard coverage of a home or business, one other advantage is the ability to monitor small children. Set up correctly, you can keep an eye on the baby or small toddler while either sitting in another room or just simply going about your other business. They have become popular for parents who need to hire nannys or baby sitters. While in most cases, your children will be in safe hands, you still have the ability to check in once in awhile, even from your office for extra peace of mind.
Are There Any Disadvantages
Well, sure...let's face it, web security cameras are currently designed to provide lighter security coverage and are not meant to put pressure on your budget so in all probability, you won't get the same level of coverage as the top of the range security systems. A computer running most of the time can also be seen as a disadvantage by some but in the 21st. century, although this is now commonplace. The extra software required for abilities such as motion detection and recording images will be an extra cost but well worth it. This all depends on how fancy you want to get with your system.
There's no question that a simple standard web cam has it's limitations but you have the option with the extra software to increase your web security cameras ability.
Home and business security is becoming such a big issue today that it's almost becoming a risk to leave your property under no surveillance. Until you can afford traditional camera coverage it way pay to give web security cameras some serious thought.