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The one issue with this otherwise simple way to shop is this: rather than you personally bringing your purchases home, UPS, FedEx, or another delivery company does it for you. And the packages on your porch can pile up quickly around this time of year, which is a rather enticing sight for package thieves. Here are ways to use your home automated system to prevent package theft this holiday season. Activate perimeter motion sensor alarms Activate perimeter motion sensor alarms around your property, both when you’re at home and when you aren’t. Just because you’re there doesn’t mean you’re monitoring the porch, aware of every package that arrives—and every thief that takes an interest. Perimeter alarms will notify you each time anyone enters your property. So if it’s UPS, you can grab… Read moreThe weather outside may be frightful to you, but it could be a welcome sight to burglars who take advantage of winter conditions to break into homes. While you’re busy keeping your pipes from freezing and scraping ice from your car’s windshield, burglars are busy planning their entry into your home. It can be hard to monitor your property’s security when you’re worried about all the other maintenance winter weather brings. Here is how winter weather affects your safety and security systems. Snow on camera lenses Should snow build up on your camera lenses, then any footage they captured won’t be much good.

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If you think you need just 4 cameras right now, go for the 8 channel. Once you start enjoying the security provided by your spanking new CCTV system, you will enjoy the option to add more cameras. But if you want that luxury, plan ahead. Do you want automatic redundant storage?Most NVRs can record only to one hard disk. This means data storage is not redundant – a hard disk failure or theft of the NVR would mean that you lose all your recorded footage. USB backup is supported on most NVRs to mitigate against this risk but ideally the NVR should have at least 2 hard disk bays and automatically write a copy of the footage to the second hard drive. The other option to explore is whether the NVR can write the footage to a remote network location such as a NAS. To learn more about surveillance hard drives, check my latest guide. Best 4 channel NVR KitsBest Budget 4 ch NVR Kit: Amcrest 1080p 4 channel NVR Kit with 4 1080p PoE cameras and 1TB hard drive Amcrest NV2104E IP2M 852EB4 NVR Features4 channel recording @ 1080p supportedPoE enabled1TB hard drive included, max. possible is a single 6TB hard driveMotion detection with email alerts and push notificationRemote smartphone accessONVIF support allows you to connect 3rd party camerasIP Camera Features IP2M 842EB3 axis black colour camera2MP CMOS image sensor 1080pNight vision with 30m IR range, true IR cut filterRJ45 PoE portsIP 67 Weather ratedRead Amazon user reviews Amcrest is already on our recommended outdoor and indoor IP camera lists. These guys have just burst on the scene and come up with some very high quality products.

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SkylinkNet DIY home security system offers wireless access to the system controls via your smart phone. You can arm and disarm the all in one system, as well as see the sensor status, with the mobile app. Whenever a new activity is detected, a red LED light will flash inside the sensor, and you will receive push notifications as an immediate alert to that activity usually faster than a monitoring station can react to the alarm by calling you. In addition, an integrated siren would deter would be intruders and provide you with local notification. As with all DIY home security systems, the SkylinkNet alarm system is easy to install plug and play and is designed to be set up in minutes. What’s more, the sensors can be easily removed, should you move and want to take your home security system with you to your next home. The SkylinkNet app is available for iOS devices. You can customize system settings such as entry delay, exit delay, and alarm duration, all from the app. You can also add up to 10 home security cameras inside or outside and up to 100 sensors and controllers throughout your home as you see fit. SkylinkNet is also compatible with other home automation devices, and they can all be controlled simply and efficiently from your smart phone via the SkylinkNet app. The GetSafe system is a complete DIY wireless home security system.

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