Homes have security systems is starting to become a common sight. While it was initially done for the purposes of protecting homes from unwanted persons, many people have found new and wonderful uses for it. For example in the world today it is very rare to see only one parent at work. In order to provide for their family most parents work. This is even more difficult for a single parent who has to work and at the same time take care of the children alone.
The problem is that as parents work more, the children are left alone in the house. Since small children are not allowed to be in the house alone, parents have no choice but to leave their kids with babysitters or caregivers. The mere fact that there children are left with a person not related to them gives parents anxiety thus may result in them performing sloppy work. This is where home security comes in specifically the security camera.
With remote monitoring and home automation, parents can view what is happening inside their houses either through their computers at work or their smart phones. With the right placement, parents will be able to know if the caregiver is in fact caring for their child and not just letting him do what he wants. With a security camera, parents will be able to tell who is telling the truth, the nanny or the child.
This addition to home security is not limited to monitoring the activities of a child. Parents can also see what their teenage son or daughter is doing. While some groups may view this as a violation of the teen’s privacy, when it comes down to it, having a camera can help things greatly.
Imagine if you are going on a business trip. You have no idea what people in your house are doing. Are they studying or partying? Are they actually where they say they are or are they outside. A quick check of the camera will help you relax knowing that everyone is safe.
A family member who is ill and is currently staying at your place can also benefit from the installation of a camera. You will be able to view the situation and check if they are where they are supposed to be. This is very helpful especially for those who have family members suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Many cameras available in the market have different features. There are cameras that have built-in microphones and speakers. There are cameras that can be triggered by motion or sound sensors. There are even models that have night vision capability. However there are also cameras that are relatively cheap especially if the main purpose is to simply monitor what is happening inside the house.
Security systems have been something more than what it was originally meant to do. Home security today is an example of how technology that is meant for another purpose can in fact help in another purpose that is just as important, keeping the family together.