With the holidays around right around the corner complaints about packages being stolen have already been reported.
But with the increasing popularity of security cameras, experts like Cody Sanders say there’s now a way to see who exactly is around your house at all times.
“With the doorbell cameras if somebody either shows up to your door or rings the actual doorbell itself you’ll get an alert on your phone, you’ll see who’s there, you can ask them what they want remotely if it’s somebody you don’t know you don’t have to answer it,” said Sanders.
Now all people have to do is simply go to the front door and ring the door bell, which allows the signal to go directly from the doorbell to the home-owners’ phone, allowing them to both see and communicate with the person without having to physically answer the door.
Geek Squad manager, Chris Wade, said these cameras are not only a source of security but also provide an extra realm of safety and convenience.
“Not only is it good for folks who want to protect their own homes and packages but it would be good for family members, even elderly folks who have maybe limited mobility, they can actually check it from their computer, their smartphone, their tablet without even having to go to the door,” said Wade.
Chief of police of the Bridgeport Police Department, John Walker, said Law enforcement these cameras can act as a deterrent in many future burglary attempts.
“Nine times out of 10 those people don’t even look for the cameras, they don’t see them so they don’t realize they are actually captured on film, which is a good thing, if they do see it it’s a deterrent and they usually take off and go the other direction,” said Walker.
“If somebody sees a doorbell camera there or a camera at the front you know somewhere where they’re going to be walking passed they really probably don’t want to mess with your house but also if they do you know you’re going to have a video of it you can send it to the police you can save it offline,” explained Sanders.
Law enforcement officers recommend all home owners to have some sort of recording device outside of their homes heading into the holiday season.
For more safety tips for the holidays visit the National Safety Council website.