Are you caring for an elderly relative? A smart camera means you’ll be alerted if your loved one attempts to leave the premises, falls down, or is otherwise compromised. Are you responsible for children or pets? Automated cameras ensure that pets and children are being monitored – and that you’re receiving an alert via a text message or email each time an unusual motion is detected.
Today’s smart cameras are capable of much more than you’d think – some models are able to send you a file of the footage in question when an alert is issued. And many modern cameras make it easy to watch live footage from wherever you are – so it’s easier than ever to check in.
Smart camera technology will detect unexpected visitors – including delivery people, neighbors, and potential intruders, although smart cameras can typically be programmed not to warn you when scheduled deliveries are made or expected guests have arrived. Plus, every smart device you install – from smart cameras and locks to smart light switches, dimmers, and fans – will strengthen the overall quality of the network, since today’s automation almost always happens wirelessly. More devices boost the strength of a wireless network, adding reach and scope.