You don’t have to look far into the future to see a day when all houses come equipped with home security cameras.
In the modern day, with our rampant internet usage, we’ve become surprisinglyÂ lackadaisical in our approach to home security. JustÂ think how much information you give away when you do a simple online grocery order: your name, your address, the kind of things you buy,Â what times youâll be around (and, by extension, what times you’ll be out). You might even give instructions on how to get into your building.
Startling, isn’t it? We’ve gone from an age when people left the lights on at home while away on holiday to deter burglars, to a world in which we happilyÂ fill out forms that advertise our absence.Â
Still, if technology has made us vulnerable, then it can also make us secure.Â Tech companies have been pushing hard to innovate in the connected home CCTV camera space. Big investments by the likes of Google-owned Nest, Amazonâs Blink, and up-and-coming security company Ring have made home security cameras more prominent.
In a nutshell, these cameras record both the inside and the outside of your home, and save the footage somewhere (it might be in the cloud, it might be in the device itself, depending which one you buy). Often, they alsoÂ connect with your smartphone so you can stream live everything that’s going at home, wherever you are in the internet-connected world.