Security Cameras, Why Get Them For Your Home?
By Ring on March 19, 2021
Home is the place where you should feel safest, so to help protect your property, it's important to be aware of what's happening around it.
Installing security cameras can help provide added peace of mind while also allowing you to stay connected to things that are most important: like your home and family. They can help you keep an eye on your house even when you're away — so if there's a concern, you can take action.
Here are the ways security cameras can benefit your home.
What Does A Security Camera Do?
A smart security camera can be connected to wifi and many include motion sensors that are always on. When the camera detects movement, it can send a notification to an app on your phone and begin recording whatever is in its view. You can immediately activate a livestream to see what's happening in real time. If you see any kind of unusual activity, you can reach out for help if needed — even if you're nowhere near your home.
Most smart security cameras include two-way audio, so you can not only see, but also speak to visitors on your property.
The Benefits Of Indoor And Outdoor Security Cameras
Security cameras can be placed indoors or outdoors and they offer a wide array of features. Here is how they can help keep you and your loved ones safe:
Help you stay in the know — Home security cameras can aid in self-monitoring your property, particularly in areas that are concealed or outside of the view. Features such as motion sensors, night vision and HD video can help you keep an eye on vehicles as well as structures such as barns, sheds and garages.
Some cameras have built-in security sirens that can be activated from an app on your phone.
Keep you connected with family — With a security camera’s live video and two-way audio capabilities, you’ll be able to check in on your family while you’re out at the grocery store, and even remind them to set the dinner table before you return.
And when it comes to leaving your pets home alone, an indoor security camera can help put your mind at ease. You can use it to check in on them throughout the day and make sure they're staying out of mischief. If your pooch happens to accidentally sneak out, your outdoor security cameras will send you an alert when they detect motion from your four-legged friend roaming around the backyard.
Save and share your videos — In addition to viewing live video, smart security cameras allow you to watch, save and share your device’s recorded footage right from your phone. Whether it’s a video of a good deed done by a neighbor or a special moment between your kids, you’ll be able to save and share them with friends, family and the community.
Security cameras can be particularly useful in the unfortunate event of a security or safety incident. Video recordings may be valuable for law enforcement investigations or insurance claims. And if your home is damaged by a storm or another type of accident, you may be able to look back at video footage to determine what happened and how to prevent it in the future.
You can also share your camera’s video recordings with your community via social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or the Neighbors App, a free app that provides real-time local crime and safety alerts. Whether you’re hoping to share footage for safety purposes or you’ve recently captured a kind, neighborly moment, the Neighbors App helps to connect communities and make neighborhoods safer.
An additional subscription is required in order to record, store and share videos from a home security camera.
Why Ring Security Cameras Are The Right Choice For Your Home
From our most affordable Indoor Cam to the outdoor Floodlight Cam with built-in motion-activated LED lights and a siren, Ring has security cameras to cover every corner of your home, inside and out.
Most Ring outdoor security cameras can be set up easily without any professional installation, although it’s available in select locations. Some models need to be mounted, while others come with a stand and can be placed on a flat surface where you need it and moved whenever you want. When it comes to power sources, devices such as Ring Floodlight Cam can be wired into your home’s existing junction box and may require installation help from a qualified electrician in some areas, while others — such as Ring Spotlight Cam — allow you to choose between Mount, Wired, Battery and Solar setup options.
Indoor devices, such as Ring Indoor Cam, are small enough to go almost anywhere. Place one in every room to cover your entire home. Ring also offers more versatile cameras such as the wireless Ring Stick Up Cam Battery and the Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In. Both of these cameras can be used either indoors or outdoors.
With the Ring App, you can easily add as many cameras as you need and control them all from one place. You’ll be able to receive real-time notifications on your phone from all your home security cameras. And with an additional Ring Protect subscription, you’ll have the ability to save and review all your footage in one spot for up to 1801 days.
For help deciding which Ring security cameras are right for you, check out this episode of “Ask Ring.”
And visit the security camera buyer's guide for additional information about what you should consider when choosing a home security camera. Shop now and start building the ring of security around your home.
Updated on June 1, 2022.
1 To keep videos beyond your trial, subscribe to Ring Protect, which allows videos to be stored in the cloud temporarily, up to 180 days. Video storage defaults to 60 days. Changing your video storage time will only affect videos that are recorded after you adjust your storage time setting. Check Ring Protect Subscription Plans (https://ring.com/protect-plans) for more information about your plan’s retention period.
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