Home Security While You’re Away
(or even if you’re home)
Let’s say bird flu jumps human-to-human with an obscene kill ratio. People have been freaking for months, death and mayhem everywhere. You, the urban or suburban survivalist, have watched your town or city empty as you hunkered down undetected in your basement safe room. There you’re stocked for a good long while, long enough to wait it out at least.
Then, one Tuesday morning, as you’re playing Monopoly game #1,328 with the kids, you hear something . . . upstairs.
“What was that?” the kids ask.
“Honey,” your wife says – concerned.
You respond, “. . . fire up the cameras.”
. . . . . .
“It’s Aunt Nellie!” the kids yell.
Got real-time video feed in your home? It’s a growing trend. More people are preparing, and can you blame them? All you need to do is sift through the daily newspaper to find 8,000 reasons why you need to protect yourself and your family.
Someone has entered your house and stolen thousands of dollars worth of valuables. He’s feeling pretty smug because he knows you’re away. What he doesn’t know is that your security camera has caught him in the act.
The camera, which you cleverly concealed on a bookshelf, is so small that he doesn’t notice it, yet it’s powerful enough to zoom in on his face and clearly identify him.
Depending on how much of your house you want to see (and on how much you’re willing to spend), choices range from simple, fixed cameras to James Bondian models equipped with night vision and sensors that can detect suspicious objects based on size. But most so-called “network cameras” offer some combination of three basic functions: pan (side–to–side movement), tilt (up and down), and zoom (close-up).
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These systems come in both wireless and hard-wired options. Some just record when they detect motion so you’ll only have a short amount of video to sift through and you’ll save memory space.
Got a remote bug out camp? If it has electrical power, what better way to check in? Just fire up the pc and get a glimpse inside your camp. Remote camps are notorious for being broken into. Nab those shady characters on film. Suh-weet!