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How to choose a home security camera

How to choose a home security camera

It’s always worthwhile to regularly ensure your home and property is safe and secure. But how? Prioritising home security and monitoring cameras is a great step to take to protect yourself. There are a plethora of options available and so it can often be difficult to find which solution offers the best way to maximise peace of mind. So, here are some key things to consider when choosing a home security camera. Whether you are purchasing for Mother’s Day or for yourself, give the gift of tech!

Access

How do you want to access the footage? While CCTV options have its uses, it’s handy to be able to see instantly the footage captured, straight from your smart phone, whilst you are out and about. With the cameras running on the Wifi, it’s possible to keep tabs on your home from work, aboard or even in the next room. A great feature of Blink cameras is that the footage is held via cloud, with no need for subscription fees, therefore you don’t have to worry about additional costs.  

Budget

There really is no need to spend huge amounts for snazzy, over-complicated and expensive CCTV equipment. These days, there are ways to still provide security solutions that don’t break the bank. There are smart home security options that are cost-effective with a one off, upfront cost only.

Goals

Do you want to live stream 24/7 potentially irrelevant happenings or do you want to see what’s happening when it's essential. With motion-detected alerts you can be instantly warned of more serious incidents or strange occurrences via your smartphone. Do you want to be able to monitor your home inside and outside within certain schedules? A Blink camera allows you to do all this and more. 

Ease of use

You don’t have to have an over-complicated system. Instead, an easy to use system that requires less than 5 minutes set-up offers instant peace of mind. Should you run into technical difficulties, you can access Blink tech support directly via the app. 

The Blink home security cameras are a perfect solution to monitor what’s happening inside and outside your property.

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Be smart about living alone

Be smart about living alone

Being left home alone briefly or even living on your own can be fun and peaceful but sometimes it can leave one feeling uneasy. Throwing parties with friends can be fun but late nights on your own can sometimes feel lonely, depending on where you live.


You may be worried about who’s lurking around the exterior of your house, potential break-ins and just need reassurance. Strange noises and dark, drizzly February nights can be unsettling but if you are concerned about safety when in your home alone. So, here are five ways to feel safe and secure and provide peace of mind.


Beware of the bark


As reported in the Guardian by ex-burglars, dogs really can deter criminals from committing theft. Whether you put up a beware of the dog sign or actually invest in a guard dog, the loud, aggressive noises will surely put anyone off!


Lights…


Installing motion-activated security lights or exterior lights on a set timer i.e. to come on after 11pm can help reduce the likelihood of someone trespassing onto your property, as criminals will have nowhere to hid.


Safety in numbers


If you haven’t already, engage and work with your neighbours to ensure everyone looks out for each other, so that if you are on holiday, or simply away for the weekend, you can rely on other eyes to keep check on your property.


Make use of your driveway


Having cars parked on a driveway, especially a gravel driveway, or near your house can deter criminals. The noisy gravel driveway and the reduced access to doors and windows makes it harder for criminals to leave your house with your valuables.


Smart security


Install CCTV or, alternatively, a cost-effective measure is to install smart home security cameras like Blink. Did you know one of the many perks is being able to see in real-time wherever you are what’s occurring in your home, even if you are being lazy and want to know what’s happening in the next room or outside!


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What do you see with Blink?

What do you see with Blink?

Although the main purpose of your Blink system is home security, you never know what else you might catch on film when you're out of the house.

Motion alerts sent straight to your phone mean that you know exactly what's going on in your home when you aren't there. You can sync up to 10 cameras to a single Sync Module, meaning that you can keep an eye on several different rooms, and outside, all on the same account.

From checking up on naughty pets to keeping an eye on the kids... Here are some of the other great things you can use your HD Cameras for.

Pets

Ever wonder what your pets get up to when you're not home? Your pet is a member of the family and you want to be able to monitor them when you're not there. 

If they're running wild round the house you'll soon know as it will trigger the motion alerts to your device. Or, if you're just missing your furry friend, with Live View you can simply open your Blink App and see what they're up to.

One Blink user learned the hard way not to leave their leftover dinner out on the worktop with a hungry pup around... Take a look.

Tip: If your pet is a little too curious and keeps setting off your Blink system, you can adjust the sensitivity of the motion detector. 

Kids

Whether they're home alone for the first time, or just in the playroom and you want to keep an eye, a home security system allows you to make sure your kids are safe when you're not with them. An extra set of eyes (or 10!) can make all the difference when you've got unpredictable little ones around.

As the saying goes, 'Silence is golden... unless you have a toddler, then silence is very, very suspicious...' This Mum found out just that when her Blink cameras caught her adventurous toddler making a break for it.

Nature

Ever wondered what animals are rustling in the bushes or creeping around by the window at night? With the new outdoor Blink XT cameras, you can see what's going on all around your house as well as inside it. You might even spot a legendary wild big cat (But it's probably just a fox... sorry).

This one is un-BEE-lievable... these little creatures can't get enough of the XT.

 

 

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