are a great tool for protecting vacation properties and homes. Being
unoccupied for large periods of time, vacation homes tend to be more
susceptible to theft, break-ins, and vandalism. A video surveillance
system installed at your cabin, condo or beach house will help keep your
property safe when you're not around.
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Second Home Surveillance Benefits
Easy of Install - Todays HD security
cameras are very easy to install. Many of the systems can be self
installed easily with one simple wire between your camera and digital
Monitoring Remotely - DVRs (digital video
recorders) and NVRs (network video recorders) allow you to transmit your
surveillance camera video over the internet. You can use any PC, Mac,
iPhone or Android device to see live video and even playback. Having the
ability to check up on your property at anytime, from practically
anywhere in the world. New enhancements actually allow you to receive
push notifications directly on your smartphone alerting you of unwanted
visitors. Features such as this make it easy to secure your property no
matter how far away you are.
Theft Prevention -Having prominent
surveillance cameras helps to keep theft from occurring. In the event
your home is burglarized, video security footage is a key way to
identify the thieves.
Beach House Security Cameras Risks
- Weather can cause major damage to your security cameras. Its
imperative you install the proper cameras for any outdoor application
Theft and Vandalism- Cameras that are visible tp potential
thieves are often times easy targets . Criminals will try to damage,
cover or steal the cameras in an attempt to hide the crime and their
faces. Though this may be rare, we suggest that you have a backup
security system in case your cameras are targeted by vandalism, stolen
or damaged by thieves or vandals.
Power Outages - Power surges or electrical
outages can potentially damage your security system or possibly cause
video recording interruptions. There is a potential risk if your video
security systems stops recording, resets or does not restart. We suggest
that you take the proper measures to safeguard your security system
with backup power supplies and surge protection. You may also want to
have the numbers of your local authority or neighbor so they may enter
your property in the event your system needs to be restarted.
Second Home Security Camera Configuration Questions
Not all vacation homes are the same. They widely vary in
size, type and location. This means that they all have different
security needs. Here are some things to consider when configuring and
choosing your surveillance system:
What is your biggest security threat?
Consider your neighborhood. Does it help to contribute to your overall security of your vacation home?
Have neighbors or yourself had issues with past vandalism or robberies?
Is your vacation home susceptible to break-ins?
Vacation Home CCTV Systems some Setup Advice
All exit and entry doors should have security cameras
installed near by. This insures that everyone who enters and exits your
home is recorded.
Consider your valuables, items such as paintings, safes,
electronics and rugs should be monitored at all times with a fixed
security camera placed nearby.
The outside of your home is very important. If you have
valuables( jetskis, watercrafts,boats, golf clubs, skis, etc) kept on
the property or your garage, install a security camera to monitor and
record them. All areas where a potential thief may enter or exit should
be covered as all recreational equipment can help lure thieves and make
you a target.
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