A burglary happens every 14.4 seconds in America. That’s according to the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. To put it in perspective, in the span of a typical TV commercial break, about eight homes will be burglarized.
But did you know that 60 percent of convicted burglars admit they’d avoid a house with an alarm system, including video home surveillance, and seek another target? That’s according to a 2012 study of 422 incarcerated burglars by the University of North Carolina Charlotte Department of Criminal Justice.
While there’s no doubt alarm systems help keep us safe, adding home video surveillance can do double duty by allowing you to see what’s happening when you’re not there. With My Alarm Center’s Home Video Monitoring, you can get real-time updates of what’s happening at home via text or email.
You can also watch live-streaming HD video from up to eight wireless security cameras—indoors or outdoors with night vision—simultaneously on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Plus, you can view recorded home video to catch up on what you might have missed. You can also customize what you want recorded and when.
Home Video Monitoring Benefits
Home video is also helpful with knowing the kids arrived home from school safely. For example, video clips from surveillance cameras can be emailed or texted to you as soon as the front door opens. Additionally, these video clips can also be sent when an alarm goes off anywhere in your house or if there is motion anywhere in your home.
What’s more, you can remotely control cameras from your smartphone or computer. And you can schedule motion or event-triggered recordings to capture what matters most to you. You also don’t have to worry about handling or storing the video because it is stored in tamper-proof, off-site protected storage.
Other useful ways home video monitoring services can help is by letting you know when house cleaners or pet sitters arrive and leave. Likewise, video monitoring provides a sense of a relief during the day allowing you to see your pet is safe and staying out of mischief.
In addition, video monitoring is beneficial when you’re on vacation. Instead of worrying that your home isn’t burglarized while away, you’ll have an instant alert via text or email if there was an attempted break in. You can also rest at ease knowing nothing is going on at home with the ability to check on it with whatever schedule or regularity you’d prefer.
Video monitoring is just as useful for your business allowing you to see when employees arrive, when the delivery truck got there, or just to see how things are going on a regular basis.
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