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It’s a known fact of getting older that you become more boring, and paranoid. Now I’m in my forties I think there’s nothing better than being at home with all my home comforts and my slippers on, and occasionally peeping through the curtains, ha ha.
If you’re concerned about crime in your area and want to protect your home, having a motion sensor camera installed is one step up from those annoying security lights that come on when someone walks past your house. They use infra red to detect motion within a certain radius, and takes a clear picture, even in darkness. If you’re reading this article, then I’m guessing you already have one or you’re considering getting one. Once you have it, what are you going to do with it? Capture photos, right? I’m sure the results can be hilarious, especially when you catch wildlife in some compromising positions, but on a serious note, it can be so useful if you are unlucky enough to be a victim of crime.
Let’s take a look at some of the different situations when your motion sensor camera will come in handy. Some of them you may not have even thought of:
Catching burglers/ criminals
This is going to be the most common use for the motion sensor camera and the most obvious. Whether you have your motion sensor camera inside the house or outside the front or back door, turn it on when you’re away from home and at night for maximum peace of mind. If the worst happens, you will have caught them red handed and you have some valuable evidence for the police. Some motion sensor cameras will send you the digital images to your phone or an email address, whereas others are kept in a cloud for you to access as and when you need them.
Keeping a watchful eye on the kids
Are you worried that the kids creep out of their rooms at night? OK it sounds a bit extreme, but if your kids are prone to wandering or sleep walking, and you want to know what’s going on, put it in the hallway to see what’s happening when the little one emerges.
Getting candid wildlife shots
Are you a photography enthusiast? Ever wondered how some of these candid wildlife shots are captured? They’re all done with motion sensor cameras. Pop your camera in the garden or on a trail you frequent. Think about the type of animals you might get on film, and remember to set the camera to that height and location. The sort of animals you will capture will depend on your location. When you collect it after a few days, you’ll be amazed at what you find. Who knows, you could be lucky enough to get shots like these hilarious pictures of animals caught on camera.
Keeping an eye on your pets
Is your dog or cat an escape artist and you’re not sure how they’re doing it? You’ve guessed it, set up the camera to catch them out! Dogs have such funny guilty faces, don’t they? And that food your cat keeps stealing, how the heck are they getting out? You’ll soon have all the answers to your questions.
This isn’t a nice one, but sometimes we have suspicions of even our nearest and dearest. If you have a Nanny, home help, carer or even a work colleague whom you suspect of foul play use your camera. They won’t know what it does because it doesn’t look like a camera, and if your suspicions are correct you then have the evidence to confront them with.
I can’t wait to get one and set it up. I’ll be honest, it’s mainly for security and (now this is how boring I am) lowering insurance premiums, but if I catch any amusing pictures, I’ll be sure to post them and let you know. Have you got a motion sensor camera? What do you use yours for?