Do you ever wish your home were more secure?
Rather than its existing position as an idyllic sliver of suburbia, you long for an abode that resembles a residential Fort Knox and sends shivers up the spine of your genial postie.
If you had it your way, a 10-foot barrier topped with barbed wire would replace your white picket fence, and imposing CCTV cameras would monitor every inch of your property and beyond.
However, unless you’re hell-bent on driving your neighbours insane with your paranoid – not to mention ugly – attitude to home security, a much subtler approach is often best.
Whether you want to keep an eye on comings and goings when you’re out of the home, or establish why your dog keeps munching the carpet, modern surveillance gadgets can be a great help.
Here are three of the best …
Smoke Alarm Camera
For the unsuspecting burglar determined to make off with your valuables, the last place they’re likely to look for a surveillance camera is inside the humble smoke alarm. Thanks to modern technology, however, Wi-Fi cameras can relay audio and video to your smartphone, tablet or PC.
The smoke alarm camera connects to your Wi-Fi network and broadcasts top notch and reliable video surveillance of the room where it’s installed. To make it simpler for the police should you capture something untoward, the recordings are stamped with date and time for easy reference.
Computer Mouse with Listening Device
Handy for recording noisy neighbours or, more troublingly, snaring a potentially abusive childminder, this listening device concealed inside a computer mouse offers the vigilant homeowner audio surveillance equipment that’s unlikely to arouse suspicion among malefactors.
Best of all, though, you can dial into the number registered on the SIM card installed inside the device, allowing you to listen in to what’s happening in that room before taking the appropriate action. Put simply, it’s the ideal surveillance package for listening remotely.
Gone are the days when a necktie was only worn to complement a suit, tie around your head at family parties, or help you scrub up for an important business meeting. Amazingly, contemporary neckties can conceal hidden pinhole cameras, allowing you to record covert videos on the move.
Importantly, if you have a particularly troublesome neighbour who’s determined to make your life a misery with their anti-social antics, the tie allows you to record any flare-ups, which will come in handy should you need to take the matter to the relevant authorities.
Now it’s your turn …
Have you experienced any issues with bothersome neighbours or been the victim of crime in your home? Please let us know how you dealt with it by leaving a comment below – we’d love to hear from you.
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