We all know we should probably have a home security camera to keep our home safe and intruders at bay. In fact, according to IHS Markit, there were 245 million professionally installed video surveillance cameras active and operational globally in 2014 alone. But if you’re on the fence about investing in a security camera system, or wish you could get a little more out of it for your money, consider all of the other things your security camera can do that you probably never thought much about. From creating home movies to solving a good mystery, here are some cool tricks.
Create time-lapse videos
Check the real-time weather while you’re away
Ever wanted to know if it was snowing because you’re worried about the car you left in the driveway? Curious how hard it’s raining and if it’s impacting your garden area? Sure, you can check the weather and read the stats, but it won’t tell you for 100 percent certainty what’s going on and how it’s impacting your property. Instead, you can monitor the real-time weather from anywhere. Log into your security camera system’s video, watch what’s going on and give your neighbor a call to ask if they’ll grab your spare keys and move your car in the garage.
Record family moments
Solve a good mystery
Not only can your home security system keep your property safe, but it can also do a lot of fun and interesting things you probably never thought of. Try a few of these tricks and see what you come up with. You might end up getting more out of your security camera than you ever thought possible.