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    Default Need feedback on security cameras for home

    Hope everyone is having a great day. Has anyone use security cameras for home use? I purchased 4 of these

    Amazon.com: Logitech Alert 700e Outdoor Add-On Security Camera with Night Vision: Camera & Photo

    I plan on putting 1 facing the front, 2 per alley and 1 looking at the backyard. Any thoughts? Is this a wise investment or do home invaders not care? Thanks!

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    They will just steal the cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmont View Post
    They will just steal the cameras.
    Well, I dont plan on mounting them at a 5ft height. I plan on mounting them near the roof on the second floor.

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    Lisa: Please talk to SantiagoDR (Don). His place is like Tiffany's.....he has cameras all over and knows the technology.
    What you suggest is a good idea...

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    Good idea. Incorporate a good loud alarm that you can turn on when you see what you do not like on the cameras. Better the thieves run than you have to deal with them and or the police.

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    Yeah, actaully Chip suggested the same. Hopefully he will take some time and chime in .
    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Lisa: Please talk to SantiagoDR (Don). His place is like Tiffany's.....he has cameras all over and knows the technology.
    What you suggest is a good idea...

    HB

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    I find "Big Dogs" a better security device than cameras.
    Sometimes it is better to "Fly Under The Radar".
    Most home robberies have "inside" help,either with keys,or leaving doors unlocked,informing when you will be away,or just informing that there is "Value" in the house.If a maid,handiman,or in some cases "family" sees a "Safe" in your house,they assume there is "value" in the house.If they see your cameras,they will assume that you have something of value you want to protect,making you more of a target.The quality of the system is also very important.
    My experience has been that cameras help keep employees from stealing as much.
    Security should be like an "Onion",ie.Lots of "Layers" before you get to the middle."Cameras" can be one layer,but do little by themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    I find "Big Dogs" a better security device than cameras.
    Sometimes it is better to "Fly Under The Radar".
    Most home robberies have "inside" help,either with keys,or leaving doors unlocked,informing when you will be away,or just informing that there is "Value" in the house.If a maid,handiman,or in some cases "family" sees a "Safe" in your house,they assume there is "value" in the house.If they see your cameras,they will assume that you have something of value you want to protect,making you more of a target.The quality of the system is also very important.
    My experience has been that cameras help keep employees from stealing as much.
    Security should be like an "Onion",ie.Lots of "Layers" before you get to the middle."Cameras" can be one layer,but do little by themselves.
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    Very sound advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    I find "Big Dogs" a better security device than cameras.
    Sometimes it is better to "Fly Under The Radar".
    Most home robberies have "inside" help,either with keys,or leaving doors unlocked,informing when you will be away,or just informing that there is "Value" in the house.If a maid,handiman,or in some cases "family" sees a "Safe" in your house,they assume there is "value" in the house.If they see your cameras,they will assume that you have something of value you want to protect,making you more of a target.The quality of the system is also very important.
    My experience has been that cameras help keep employees from stealing as much.
    Security should be like an "Onion",ie.Lots of "Layers" before you get to the middle."Cameras" can be one layer,but do little by themselves.
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    the best advise so far.

    Cameras mounted up high in "secret Places" will not be seen by the Intruders, so they Intrude.
    Cameras mounted visible for them will be stolen and/or avoided to be seen on, worthless.
    Cameras not MONITORED by You 24/7 are anyways worthless, as the Intruders will wear a Mask and not care about a Camera when You are not watching a Monitor/not at Home.
    over all, as long as you don't have a business with a valubale Inventory to be saved from the hands of your own Employees on the grounds, Cameras are IMHO worthless as a defense against getting robbed/assaulted in da House.
    a reliable(hard to find) Guard would give some Help,
    a Big Bad Doggy is by experience the Best Defense to keep Intruders off.
    as mentioned above,
    big Fancy Defense thingies such as Cameras etc suggerate to everybody that Your House is Gild Filled Fort Knox,
    keep a low Level Profile with a Bad Big Dog sleeping in da Backyard,
    costs just a few pounds of bloody Meat per Day and work's Best.
    if you have a Big Female Dog and a Bigger Male Dog watching over His Gal You have the perfect Alarm and Protection System.

    Mike

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    Other options to consider:

    Alarm - preferably they type with 2 zones so even when in the house some areas are alarmed. This can the the type that has a cellular sim inside that phones two numbers - this will work even if phone lines are cut.
    Recording camera that is infra-red and records stills and movies on a memory card inside.
    If there are watchmen on the residence or estate a really loud klaxon type sounder that you can trigger with the alarm system remote.
    Intense hidden lighting that comes on when movement is detected outside at night. In many situations a burglar will not continue hacking through window bars when there is intense lighting.
    Garden design so it not possible to approach at night a person sitting outside etc.
    Easily accessible not so valuable items such as an old broken down lap-top, camera, hi-fi etc. with your real treasures built in or in safes.
    Code access locks the key cannot be stolen etc.
    Paid external security box for gold, jewelry, documents, expensive items.
    Sounder on the only drive / path to the house. This gives time to look at cameras and identify the visitor.
    Second interior security door - if the main door is broken or locks forced etc. it still takes considerable time to gain access.
    Emergency lighting or power back up system.
    Lighting that turns on and off with a time switch. If you are away the house may be under observation and if its dark all the time its not good.
    Two or three geese - have the advantage of laying eggs and being good to eat over dogs.
    How to Use a Goose for Home Security | eHow.com

    Physical security at least for part of the house or a room. If there is an intruder time is given to phone police, security company etc.

    A friend set up an estate in remote Brazil jungle. In addition to dogs he had fireworks set around the house. They could be set
    of remotely and some were the type that produced a large bang - others rockets etc.
    With an attack it would sound as if a war was breaking out.

    For some people dogs are impractical because they travel a lot.
    Mike is right - house should not stand out as containing valuables.

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