Summer has arrived, and with it, pretty much everyone is itching to get out of the house, take a break from work and explore the world. Of course, with vacation comes the stress of packing, booking flights and hotels, and simply going into the unknown. Another concern you may have is if your home, possessions, and everything else be secure while you are away.
This is not an illegitimate concern. While being robbed is not extremely common, burglary rates are highest in the summer, and homes without a home security surveillance system are 300% more likely to be burglarized, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Add to that the fact that police are only able to solve 13% of reported burglaries due to a lack of evidence, due to a lack of camera surveillance, and the numbers aren’t looking good if you don’t have a few safety precautions in place.
WiFi hidden security cameras are one way to keep everything important safe while you are enjoying yourself on the beach, touring Europe, or off in the forest. These WiFi hidden cameras can be viewed from anywhere in the world, meaning if you start to worry at any time during your vacation, you can simply pull out your phone or laptop and — as long as you have an internet connection — you will be able to see what’s going on back at home.
WiFi hidden cameras typically allow you to stream live and record to your phone as well as record to an SD card. While having the recorded footage on the SD card can be beneficial, if a burglar for whatever reason stole the device, you would still have access to video and images recorded to your phone.
Additionally, the vast majority of WiFi hidden cameras come with the ability to set up motion-detected alerts. Motion-detection notifies the camera owner whenever movement is detected, and can grant peace of mind, as you don’t have to constantly be checking in unless you want to. When something happens, the WiFi hidden security camera will notify you about it. This mode can also allow you to save space on any SD cards you may use with your camera.
The covert nature of WiFi hidden cameras means that criminals will have a much harder time finding blind spots in your security system. The cameras can look like alarm clocks, mood lamps, routers, air purifiers and more, making them extremely covert and undetectable even to a trained eye.
On top of giving you the chance to alert authorities of a burglary taking place real-time, a WiFi hidden camera can also capture evidence that can help police find the culprit if the response of authorities isn’t quick enough. If you have enough proof of the burglary, you increase your chances of getting back your most prized possessions and/or monetary compensation.
The best home protection can be found with a WiFi covert security camera that has night vision. When people are operating on a regular day-to-day schedule, burglars are more likely to break in during the day. Household members typically will be at work, school, or running errands. However, when residents take a vacation, there is more benefit for burglars to break in at night under cover of darkness. More than 1.3 million burglaries take place at night.
Overall, more and more people are investing in home security systems to keep their homes, families, and possessions safe. Part of this could be increased awareness. Security measures such as camera surveillance significantly reduce the risk of a break-in. The fact is that more security is being put in place, and crime, such as burglary, is going down.
However, another factor that could be leading to this increase in security throughout the U.S. may be decreasing costs. In the past, a WiFi hidden camera may have been prohibitively expensive. Though some covert security cameras cost upwards of $500, a high-quality WiFi hidden camera can be purchased for less than $150.