Sure, you could wire up a few claymore mines to tripwires across your sidewalk, but the homeowners' association would probably complain (shortsighted bastards). Short of deadly boobytraps on your property, what can you do? Well, step one is to have a good lock on your door, and make sure you lock it! Step two is to pick up this handy gadget.
Mount this camera and LCD panel to your front-door's peephole, and record all the goings on in front of your home while you're away. Take note of the exact time when the UPS guy drops stuff off, or collect evidence that something unsavory is happening on your doorstop. Pop in your own SD card, and you will never miss a thing.
Plus, you can keep the bad-guys out. So-called home-invasions are on the rise. Now you can see who's outside without the tell-tale darkening of the peephole aperture. They'll never know you're just outside the door because the camera's watching them, and not your eyeball tantalizingly close to the door. Protect yourself, people!
Sometimes security is designed to be barely noticeable, so as not to detract from the main event or draw any attention. Other times, it is deliberately obvious to tell would-be wrongdoers "don't even think about it". The Dummy Security Camera with Blinking LED lets any hooligans know that someone could be watching their every move or at least taking some video footage of their devious deeds.
The camera system is ideal for an apartment, small condo, or small business. It can also be used to watch over an elderly person or patient in an isolated area or be used as a stationary baby monitor. A one camera system is an economical choice too, especially if you are on a budget, but still want the safety and intimidation which a surveillance system can provide.
The camera system is also often easy to install, even the wired systems. However, when you purchase such a wired system you will want to make sure that the extension cord between the camera and the monitor or DVR is long enough for the layout that you are looking to achieve.
It is also possible for your one camera system to grow with you as you move into a larger house or as your needs change. That's because many one camera systems can incorporate other cameras as well. If you are looking to use your camera outdoors, you will want to ensure that the camera casing is durable, it is rust free, it has a sunshade, and it comes with a bracket. It should also be infrared (IR) so the camera can capture images at night and in low light situations.