Millions of Americans have video surveillance systems. They’re a great way to keep an eye on your property, ensure your family members are safe, and catch signs of danger as soon as possible. Many people, however, simply install surveillance cameras without taking the time to learn what makes them such a valuable tool. With these nine tricks, you’ll always be able to make the most out of your video surveillance system.
1. Learn the ins and outs
Individual camera systems have different features. Take the time to read up on what your video surveillance system can do and watch any necessary tutorials to get yourself up to speed.
2. Get the mobile app
The Vivint Smart Home app is indispensable, providing you access to your cameras around the clock. The app can also send you alerts when the status quo changes, providing you immediate access into your home. The mobile app’s home security controls allow you to arm your camera system from anywhere with the tap of a finger. You can also check the live video feed from cameras around your home while you're on the go.
3. Register for e-mail alerts
Motion detected at your door or in your empty house? E-mail alerts can notify you right away and allow you to watch footage regarding the activities on your property so you always know what’s going on.