It’s natural for us to often worry about your loved ones, but even in the comfort of your own home young children are prone to hazards and dangers. Now with the new age of technology our anxieties are dampened, but it doesn’t take away the risks our children might face. With the new age of technology also comes, home cameras! Not to be mistaken for security cameras, these home cameras or ip cameras, are designed with the homeowner, pet owner and parent in mind.
We can expect to find a lot of amazing features on home cameras these days, and brands are fully aware that most home camera users are not the tech savvy types, so they’re often easy-to-use with limited complications and come with good customer service to assist you should you need it. Depending on your budget (though you can’t put a price on safety) it’s probably wise to consider buying a camera for each room in your home, or at least for each room that your loved ones occupy.
What home camera should I buy?
Although I am familiar with numerous brands in the home camera market (Nest, Arlo, Piper) the YI Home/Dome camera series is one I know from first-hand experience as being an excellent addition to my home. Itfeatures a phone and PC app so you can monitor your home wherever you are, at any time of the day.You can now find similar features with most home cameras, but not all can offer total security. I suggest you decide what features are most suited to your needs and buy accordingly, for example, if you have a young child you may want to opt for a camera that features ‘Baby Crying’ detection.
What functions can a home camera offer?
Well, some go above and beyond what is expected, let’s remember that a surveillance camera generally has one function; to continuously record. Although a home camera’s job is to monitor your home, they offer a number of functions to benefit you. The new YI 1080p Home Camera features ‘Baby Crying Detection’, using some fancy technical microphones it can recognize your baby’s cry and will send an alert directly to your phone.
Most home cameras offer night vision, which is an important function to have if you want to monitor your home 24/7 (which I’m sure you do.) Others have sound detection, motion detection, and two-way audio, allowing you to communicate with your family when you’re away from home.
How much should I spend?
You can’t really put a price on safety, but you should consider how many cameras you want to buy, and on top of that you’ll need storage for the footage. Nest and YI offer excellent cloud storage, which means if your local SD Card is damaged, stolen, or reached full capacity, your footage will be safely stored on the cloud.For the camera itself, don’t sacrifice features or functions for a cheap price, and if you’re buying online be sure to read customer reviews/feedback before making any purchases.
Will it give me a peace of mind?
Definitely! There’s no doubt about it. Whether you’re at home, at work, or away on vacation, you can always check on your home and loved ones. If you’re worried you left the cooker on, just take a look, andthere’s no need to worry what your children are getting up to when they’re left home alone. And, you’ll finally know who keeps stealing all the cookies!
Okay, so let’s recap. Check the camera has all (or most) of the features you want before purchasing. Opt for a home camera that has access to a cloud, this way you don’t need to worry about loss of data. There’s no price for safety; if the camera is reliable with a range of functionalities then it’s worth the money. Choose a home camera that you can monitor from your smartphone, so you can see your home in real time. Most importantly, do your research! Don’t buy any camera before reading some consumer reviews/feedback.
George Finlayson is an educator and professional writer with a BA in Creative Writing. He was born in London, England but currently resides in Shanghai, China. He has recently developed a great interest in photography and has begun a new venture into writing about photography and videography for beginners, and related topics. With so many technical details in digital photography, George likes to keep things simple so that everyone can understand and feel a part of the ever-growing global photography community.George Finlayson is an educator and professional writer with a BA in Creative Writing. He was born in London, England but currently resides in Shanghai, China. He has recently developed a great interest in photography and has begun a new venture into writing about photography and videography for beginners, and related topics. With so many technical details in digital photography, George likes to keep things simple so that everyone can understand and feel a part of the ever-growing global photography community.