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It’s frustrating when it’s a wedding photo, but it’s nerve racking when you’re trying to capture a face or license plate after a break in. Pay attention to the existing lighting in the areas where you want to install security cameras. Look for the night vision range of each camera and consider how much area you want to cover. And beware of using an indoor camera to look outside; they can’t usually capture images through a window or after dark. You cannot use cameras alone for home security. That needs a different approach of boots on the ground, regular patrols and guard dogs, proper perimeter fencing, security floodlights, sirens, physical access barriers, electronic barrier breach detection with security cameras being one of the devices used. Considering just the camera part, a security audit is needed to identify weak points, and how to address them one by one with the optimal number and placement of cameras. Apart from physical security, one issue with wireless cameras, and in particular IP cameras is whether they can be accessed from an external network, how frequently vulnerabilities are patched so the window of available exploits remaining viable is short, and how to secure the vast amount of data generated, all to ensure that someone isn’t using it to monitor a range of targets over time to learn patterns/routines. One often sees comments about unexplained “voices” over the camera two way speaker speaking to the kid when the parents are away, and the suspicion that if that’s the case, someone is also watching. This focus on security is missing from this write up. Eyespyfx features free software called MyWebcam broadcaster, which will let you use any USB or built in webcam as a security camera.

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About 8 months ago I switched from ADT to Xfinity home security. We had confusion on if I had a break in then whether or not I would have to fill out a police report, turn it in to them and they would provide a recording of all my cameras for whatever period of time I deemed necessary. The security measures are worthless I’ve spoken to numerous police officers. I was never rude and tried to treat each person respectfully. Any crook with a 3rd grade education knows that if you cut the easily “accessible wire” the system ceases to function. Also by the way trying to access the cameras remotely can be a joke in that most times you get a message that says “cameras not available” but I'm guessing this is due to poor 3g / 4g service. Plan on accessing real time camera feed via wifi access only. Do some research before you get any home security. Agreed, partially. I and my fellow installers like to make a very good point that after that two years your monitoring rate does increase $10. But it is still less than a comparable system with ADT.