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There are some specialized sensors and video cameras that weren’t common in the past and window and door contact switches have gotten a lot smaller, but the basics are the same: a control panel or console, magnetic contact switches, motion sensors, a siren. The new systems may also be connected to central monitoring stations, as do many old style security systems. The big difference, however, is the degree of interactivity. New software platforms, such as alarm. com and iControl allow you to send commands, program home systems, view surveillance video, and receive alerts on a smart phone or computer—whether you’re at home or away. When shopping for a system, review software platforms first. Alarm. com and iControl are the two biggest. The former has partnered with more than 2,500 dealers and the latter with ADT and Comcast. Among other things, you’ll have to decide between a “cellular primary” or “broadband primary” system. The former is a wireless connection to the monitoring station, making it immune to power outages or someone cutting a cable.

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01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

Nest Cam Outdoor will sent alerts and accompanying snapshots when it detects unusual activity outside you can create personalized activity zones for more precise alerts. And not only is the camera itself weatherproof, but also the cable and adapter are weatherproof, allowing you to be able to leave them out no matter if it’s raining, windy, or whatever else have you. A highly appealing feature of this particular home security camera is its simple installation that you can do yourself by just plugging it into an outdoor outlet and mounting the camera. The end. It has magnetic potential, too, so you don’t necessarily have to drill into anything to mount it securely. Nest Cam Outdoor has a built in speaker as well as microphone, allowing you to talk and listen two way communication through the app.

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01.14.2007 | 16 Comments

YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO CALL THE COPS. Amazon is way ahead of you. Some police departments do more than just ask. Police in Indiana, New Jersey, California and other states have offered discounts for Ring cameras, sometimes up to $125. In some cases, those discounts come from taxpayer money. In April, the city of Hammond, Indiana, announced it had $37,500 in funds to subsidize Ring devices half of which came from Ring. The other $18,750 came from the city, said Steve Kellogg, Hammond police's public information officer. The city had 500 cameras, and in about a week, they were all sold. The city government ran more discounted programs, Kellogg said, putting out more than 600 Ring cameras in the city. "There will be more cameras on the streets," Kellogg said. "It's really a no brainer.