But you don’t need to record your every movement within your home to be safe.
Here are five ways to use web security cameras around your property to keep your home and family members safe and sound:1. Whether it’s a crook or your kid’s friends, if they’re coming in the house, they’re most likely entering through the front door.
We're on the tail end of the summer vacation season, which according to the FBI is one of the peak periods of home burglaries. If not, there are a handful of ways to turn a computer into a tool that will alert you if someone's there who shouldn't be.
Chances are good you're about to head out of town, leaving your dwelling to fend for itself against intruders. For the sake of this guide we're keeping things simple and limiting our list to free apps that work on PCs, Macs, or both. Later on we also have a section on specialty hardware that can take you beyond what most Webcams are capable of.
High-end Webcams often come with their own security software, so in the spirit of this guide, we're going with generic software that should work with any model: Yawcam (PC) Yawcam is free and PC-only.
It's a complex program but not too complex to set-up.
Plug it in, link it to an account, and then you can access it from the web or a smartphone as well as setting up automatic recording.
Keeping those recordings will cost you at least a month, though.
Part of a monthly or annual subscription feature, the facial recognition service also lets you save video clips in the cloud (which is key in case someone makes off with your camera).
And you can set the camera to stop recording when it recognizes specific faces, like yours, because there’s no need for this setting to be active when your watchful eyes are already in the room.2. Blind spots, dark corners, and out-of-sight areas — every old house has them, and some new houses do too.
On the other hand, technology is giving us great tools to stay safe, like an app that’s helping people who were abducted in the Middle East alert the police. Some people feel the devices' cloud-connected features have the potential to spill their private moments all over the web.
Meanwhile, countless others who've been victimized by burglars, stalkers, or abusive caretakers have found these to be lifesaving devices.
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