We are in August, a month usually spent by many people for holidays. At this time of year many Portuguese are thus absent from their usual residence. Also at this time of year house robberies usually increase taking advantage of the absence of homeowners. In this article we will analyze a technological solution that allows you to keep an eye on your property remotely.
There are IP cameras on the market today that connect to the Internet and allow you to see, in real time, what is happening in your home. These cameras usually work in conjunction with a smartphone application. Through the application you can connect to the camera at any time and view the live stream.
In addition to being able to view images in real time, many of these cameras also have motion alert functionality. This means that when motion is detected on the camera, it will send a warning to the user. This warning can be via email, SMS or via mobile application. This way you do not need to be constantly checking to see if everything is ok, since if there is any abnormality, particularly any movement in your home, you will be alerted. When motion is detected, the camera itself starts recording images. This recording can occur to a memory card inserted in the camera locally or to the cloud. The second solution adds additional security by preventing the intruder from destroying or stealing locally recorded images.
In addition to the features described above, some models in a higher range offer other useful functions. An example of this is night vision. Through infrared LEDs, cameras with this function can reproduce a very reasonable image in complete darkness. This allows you not only during the day but also at night to be able to see what's going on in your home as well as more accurately detect movement.
Another example of additional functionality that some cameras have is sound recording and detection. Thus, in addition to motion detection, the sound of a window glass break, for example, will immediately send an alert to you.
The cost of a surveillance camera with the above features may vary with some technical specifications. For example, camera definition and additional features can differentiate the price of cameras. However we can talk about an average range of 50 € to 200 €. At the bottom of the range are cameras with more basic features and a lower image definition. In the upper spectrum of this range there will be the cameras with superior technical features like better definition and additional features like night vision.
If you're going on holiday, there are affordable surveillance cameras on the market that, together with a smartphone app, let you keep your eye on your home. These devices also have a motion alert if motion is detected in your field of view.