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A Smart Home Security Camera Can Offer You These Perks

by Eva Gilbert

When you're shopping for security cameras for your home, you'll see a wide range of makes and models with an even lengthier list of features. Although you may be tempted to buy the least-expensive cameras you can find for your video surveillance, doing so may give you products that leave a little to be desired. Instead, it's generally a good idea to think about spending a little more for cameras with better features. Smart home security cameras, in particular, can be highly enticing for their extensive selection of features that can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet. Here are some perks of these cameras.

Instant Notifications

With some smart security cameras, you can set up your mobile app to give you notifications if the camera picks up movement. For example, if you have a camera above your front door, you may set it to be activated only when its sensor detects motion nearby. When the camera picks up on this movement, it will then begin to record — and you'll get a smartphone notification that lets you know that the camera has spotted movement in front of your home. This means that even if you're sitting at work across the city, you'll have an idea of what's happening in your yard.

Night Vision

When you're shopping for a home security camera with smart functionality, look for one that includes night vision. The efficacy of a security camera is limited if it doesn't offer this feature; you may be able to see movement, for example, but not actually tell what is causing the movement. With night vision, you'll be able to clearly tell whether the instant notification that you've just received is due to a prowler in your yard or simply a squirrel.

Use Of Timers

Sometimes, you may wish to have your home security cameras begin recording at certain times, and then turn off at certain times. Some smart models will allow you to set a timer for each camera with your smart device. You can then adjust this time even if you're not at home. For example, if you've set your cameras to only record for part of the day, you might decide that you want the cameras to record around the clock when you're away. Whether you're at the airport waiting on your flight or you're driving to a different city, you can simply access your mobile app and change the timer settings on your cameras.