Wireless Home Security Systems

Wireless home security systems rise!

Consumer interest in wireless home security systems and cameras is now on the rise! Here are the list of our findings!

Most commonly searched for questions concerning home security systems and their automation – as can be perhaps expected, homeowners are most concerned with just how energy efficient they are, and how they work.

People these days are conscious of environmental issues which shows in a whopping 20% of searches involving how energy efficient they are.

Wireless home security systems becomes a new standard

Modern Wireless Home Security Systems Features – Some of the most common features available today for home security cameras and/or home security systems have practically become a standard feature of any security system that has a chance of selling with all of the available models which are so affordable.

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Wireless Home Security Systems become an important factor!

What features made the cut for most common?

As you can see, Alerts and notifications made the list. Most home security cameras available include this feature.

There’s a particular kind of peace of mind you receive from knowing that if a trigger is set on your home security systems, you’ll know about it immediately.

Being energy efficient is certainly an important feature, as the search terms people employ when looking for information about home security imply pretty plainly.

With many Americans (and people around the world for that matter) more concerned about the environment and alternative fuels, this should come as no surprise.

Remote viewing is another that made the list.

Just about any security camera on the market is starting to offer this, most of them with the ability to view remotely not only from various computers, but from applications on your smart phone as well.

In the past, most remote viewing was only possible through a PC which you had loaded software from the company on which allowed you to access remote viewing.

Many wireless home security systems now have taken this feature a step further by making it possible to access remote viewing by simply logging in via any browser on an internet ready PC, laptop, smartphone, etc.

This innovation in home security technology has certainly laid new ground in the industry which has lead to it becoming practically standard.

Another notable feature on the list is a digital picture viewer, through which you can view the live stream of your security cameras current security monitoring.

The digital picture viewer simply is mounted to a wall in your home or placed on a table which displays pictures, changing periodically.

When you desire, (or the security cameras are triggered according to your specific settings) you can switch over to viewing the cameras feed.

Canary All-in-one wireless security camera is an excellent home security system which comes with this feature as standard.

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Canary is a really good choice, but a little bit pricey given a lot of features

Home Security Interest up by 300% – Another important aspect to look at in these stats for me was the fact that the amount of people searching for information on home security information has risen by three times as much as in the Year 2010.

It seems that as modern technological advances in the field of home security cameras leads to more affordable and feature rich options, more people will be interested in having as much peace of mind that these security camera systems can provide for such a low cost and amount of hassle.

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Spy cameras: An interesting profession

Seoul Man Explains How He Uses Hidden Security Cameras and Spy Cameras For Home to Earn His Living

There’s an interesting profession growing in South Korea from the surge of spy cameras that I, nor many other people outside of the country have really heard of who make use of simple hidden security cameras. Sarcastically called the “paparazzi” in Korea, these people are self employed camera “bounty hunters” who make their living videotaping fellow citizens.

This sounds familiar, correct? Don’t we have these in the United States already?

Spy cameras provide new profession

In a way, but not quite the same way Korea does. As it turns out, the Korean government has always provided rewards to citizens who report or turn in such high profile criminal activities as North Korean spies – However, the Korean government has been rewarding reports (and proof) of petty crimes, even such simple criminal acts as throwing a cigarette on the ground.

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Busted!

Obviously these simple and small acts don’t fetch a very high price, but there’s a lot more you can turn someone in for. Industrial waste being spilled into a river or other natural, unsuitable environments. Illegal restaurants operating with unsanitary conditions. Emergency exits kept locked by a building owner. All of these can be reported to the government by one of these spies for a cash reward, and some people have even made this their full time job.

“Some people hate us,” said Mr. Im. “But we’re only doing what the law encourages.”

Mr. Im’s pet target is people who burn garbage at construction sites, a violation of environmental laws.

“I’m making three times what I made as an English tutor,” said Mr. Im, 39, who began his new line of work around seven years ago and says he makes about $85,000 a year.

Because the economic problems the entire world is currently facing hasn’t spared South Korea, this snitching for hire has become even more popular. Mr. Im, aside from being a simple worker in this system, also runs a very popular blog on the subject under an alias.

There are no reliable numbers of people who have taken up the work since governments at all levels have their own programs, but the phenomenon is large enough that it has spawned a new industry: schools set up to train aspiring paparazzi.

The outsourcing of law enforcement has also been something of a boon for local governments. Not only can they save money on hiring officers, but they say the fines imposed on offenders generally outstrip the rewards paid to informers. (The reward for reporting illegal garbage dumping: about $40. The fine: about 10 times as much.)

Although most of the people in the business don’t necessarily think what they do is bad, it can certainly carry a social stigma. The man who carries around a wireless spy camera in order to catch his fellow citizens committing the pettiest of crimes for a small reward is seen as especially untrustworthy, in South Korea more so than here even.

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Bang Jae-won, 56, an eight-year veteran of the trade, said he felt proud of the times he caught people dumping garbage at a camping site or exposed marketing frauds, one of which once bankrupted him.

“I regret the early, desperate days when I reported the misdemeanors of people as poor as I was,” said Mr. Bang, who turned to this work after he was told he was too old by prospective employers.

“I don’t tell my neighbors what I do, because it might arouse unnecessary suspicions,” he said. “But, in general, I am not ashamed of my work. To those who call us snitches, I say, ‘Why don’t you obey the law?’ ”

Mr. Im doesn’t think that he’ll be quitting any time soon, but also cautions other people who are considering getting into the same line of work.

“People have a mistaken notion that to be successful, paparazzi must dress and act like spies and use super high-tech gear,” said Mr. Im, who runs a popular blog under his paparazzi alias, Song Mung-suk. “But what matters the most is to work and think hard.”

You might not need high tech hidden security cameras or spy cameras for home to do the job, but they can certainly help. Mr. Im happily reports that a simple digital camera with a video function works just as well as anything you could end up spending thousands on.


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