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Let me start: Setting up a security camera system is the most reassuring way, of course. Here is the thing, invest in a security camera with remote viewing and do check the Internet connection before you leave to make sure you can really keep an eye on your house.
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Anonymous last edited by
I think there are many things we can do to ensure our home is safe before traveling.
- Ensure all windows and doors are locked.
- Ensure security camera system working properly (and internet connection as suggested above).
- Keep valuables in safe.
- For longer vacations, ask a friend to help drop-by.
- Have someone checking your mail so that your mailbox is not full.
- For those that have smart home devices, turn on some lights at night using your phone.
anthmillward last edited by
Most Secure Home on the Block: Anyone who comes to my door knows that they are being watched (I have various cameras at each entrance point). I have reolink stickers on my windows to also further deter criminals. Statistically, fewer homes are broken into that have security signs or stickers (even if they don’t really have a security system). But wait, what if the thief is really smart and cuts my internet and power off? Well, a mobile hotspot and a ups is the solution. But what if they steal my cameras? Solution: My email gets a few images (high res) of every person trying to enter my home, I will still have their image (as long as they aren’t in one of those scary ski mask things). Once I get an alert I can check to see what package is being left at the door, or if someone is trying to break in… The Very Very Best solution to secure my home: a big plate of cookies for your next door neighbor! As long as you trust them, let them know that you will be out of town and would appreciate it if they would keep an eye on things. Give them your phone number and let them know that you are also a good neighbor who cares about them. Hope your homes are safe! Have an awesome summer!
navi last edited by
I have a few things that I make sure I do when I set up a new camera:
- Configure the motion activation
- You can configure your sensitivity of motion capture for every camera! If you live in a place where it rains a lot or have a lot of bugs you can make it much less sensitive at night to stop false alarm recordings.
- You can "paint" the regions you want your camera to look for motion in. If you have some blustery bushes, then make it so they don't activate the motion alarms.
- With those two options set, you can set up email alerts when ever motion is detected so you know exactly when something activates your camera where ever you are. You can see in this playlist from my cameras that motion events really work!
- Set up email alerts
- I mentioned it above, but it is great getting an email when ever your cameras are activated. You know exactly when someone or something is near your property.
- You can configure alerts for when a camera loses signal.
- Set up camera names/date time stamps
- This can be vitally important if you ever need to give your video to anyone else (such as the police!). Make sure the camera name and date/time are clearly visible on the camera footage. This includes making sure you've adjusted to the right time zone as well.
- Auto reboot
- No software is perfect. Use the built in option with Reolink cameras / NVRs to auto reboot every once in a while to ensure the device is running in top shape and to have controlled reboots to minimize down time. We have cameras a thousand miles away that run for months without in-person maintenance and this really helps.
I'm sure I can think of more, but these are the highlights that came to mind!
- Configure the motion activation
nick vozz01 last edited by
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