Step out With Confidence on Your Next Vacation

Heading out on vacation can be one of the most exciting times of the year. Whether you’re looking to stay local or you’re planning a multi-continent trip, it’s always nice to get away for a while. But when you leave your house, you’re also opening it up to potential threats. By installing smart home surveillance features, you can minimize the stress of leaving your property so you can get back to enjoying your vacation. In this blog, we’ll show you some of the cool ways you can enjoy a safer property. Read on for more.

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Surveillance Cameras

When you think of surveillance cameras, you probably imagine the big, clunky gray boxes you’ve seen hanging in the corners at the bank. Well, if you install today’s surveillance gear, you don’t have to worry about any ugly pieces of gear cluttering up your corners. Instead, modern units are designed to be discreet, unless you want them to show and ward off any potential threats.

Moreover, modern cameras offer way more capabilities than old fashioned devices. Instead of grainy, hard-to-decipher footage, you can review recordings in full 1080p or 4K Ultra HD. Today’s cameras capture every detail, so you know if there’s anything amiss.

Plus, they also allow for newer software that can distinguish between threats and normal behavior. You can use facial recognition programs or height sensing technology to avoid false alarms. You don’t need to be notified every time your dog goes out to play in the backyard or the mailman arrives.

Storing Footage

Of course, with all of that extra resolution you’re going to need a server that can handle that level of information. Plus, with potentially hundreds of hours’ worth of footage, you’re going to need a system that can sort it all out and make it easy to navigate.

Ultra HD footage can take up a lot of space, so many homeowners have to consider the benefits of both onsite and offsite storage. When you store the footage onsite, you have to house a large server, which is perfect for anyone with an unused room or free basement space. If you choose offsite storage, you won’t be in direct control over the devices, but you’ll be able to access all footage remotely. Also, offsite storage may help you save a little down the line if you intend to expand your capacity.


Are you interested in learning more about how smart surveillance can help keep your home safe? Contact Audio Video Charlotte Home today!