Security cameras have been, and still are, one of the necessary tools used for protection. Having 24/7 footage of what’s going on not only in your workplace but also inside your home can give you many advantages. Many security cameras have advanced settings such as motion detection, cloud storage, alerts connected to your mobile phone, audio recordings and so on. However, having security cameras in a place where you feel the most comfortable in might annoy you and make you feel weird and “not alone”.
To start with, yes, it is your home, and you can install these small devices wherever you like. After all, you know your house more than anyone, and you want your family’s safety more than others. However, there are still things to think about that can change your life for the better.
When installing a security camera in your home, there are a lot of things you need to consider. I know the first thing that came into your mind was privacy. Is your camera protecting you? Or is it there to spy on you?
I wouldn’t say that these are rules you have to follow while installing your cameras, however following this list might be beneficial in a lot of ways. For example:
1. For outside cameras
Many people want their house to be fully protected and covered with security cameras. Some put cameras on their front porch right beside the doorbell, or on a tree disguised as a bird’s nest. Some may even want to protect their back yard, where their pool is or where their family sets up to picnic. Be careful where you set your camera when it is outside of your house. Keep in mind that it is not always rainbows and sunshine, and the weather might affect your camera. Keep your cameras shielded, in a location where it is hidden, or you can even get a weatherproof camera case for their protection.
The camera protects you, and you protect the camera!
2. For Security cameras passwords
Your cellphone, laptop and Wi-Fi aren’t the only things that need strong passwords. Always make sure your security cameras are also under strong password protection.
It is very scary to even think that someone might be hacked into your house security cameras and are watching you and your family in your most comfortable place. Ugh, it’s even hard to think about it.
Some security cameras are already prompted and have specific log ins. In case yours doesn’t, make it your priority to add one as soon as you get the chance!
Apart from having strong passwords that are hard to hack, you can also consider changing the passwords once in a while. Which brings us to our next point
3. For protection from hackers
As I mentioned above, you have to change your camera passwords once in a while. This is one of the simplest things you can do in order to protect you and your family. It doesn’t matter to create a whole new password which may lead you to forgetting it. You can change small details of the password, such as make the capital letters to lowercase, or change the numbers, or add/remove a new character to it. This way, the people trying to hack your cameras will no longer be able to!
Just a small tip, change your other passwords once a month too (cellphone, email, laptop…)
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