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May 04, 2016

For optimal home security and family safety, you need better protection around the perimeter of your home. Your home perimeter security is your first layer of defense and serves the vital purpose of keeping the right people in and the wrong people out.

Your complete home security system should have all outdoor areas covered. Here are some of the things that you should consider.

  • Security Fence – We highly recommend investing in physical perimeter protection; In our article How to plan a home security fence we list the benefits:
    • Add to your home’s aesthetic appeal, your fence can carry over your home motif to the outdoors
    • Mark out your property’s borders
    • Keep children and pets within your border
    • Deter unwanted intruders from entering – animals and human alike
    • Add another strong layer of security

• Outdoor Movement Detection – With older and less technologically advanced home security systems, any outdoor movement triggers an alarm. Therefore, in addition to the movement of a burglar, the alarm is triggered by the wind, blowing trash, falling leaves, and small animals. To ensure family safety, you want a home security system that provides trusted data. Having outdoor wifi cameras with smart movement detection installed in multiple entrance locations around the outside of the home alleviates the problem with movement. As a result, the alarm sounds only when a viable threat exists.

• Night Vision Cameras – Night vision cameras are highly sophisticated and great for protection in complete darkness. Obviously, the human eye has a difficult time piercing blackness, but with the right system, cameras see on your behalf so that nothing is missed.

• Outdoor lighting – Outdoor smart lights should have automatic on and off schedules. Lights are a sign that someone is home. But a light that is always on is a sign that no one is home. Your outdoor smart lights should have on and off schedule capabilities. Kuna smart lights allow you to control schedules through the app and even allow you to enter your location so the smart light syncs with your sunrise and sunset times.

• Video Breach Confirmation – A home security system with built-in sensors and other advanced technologies offers early detection when a security breach occurs around the perimeter of your home. However, only video can provide accurate visual confirmation with an alarm, allowing you to make quick and informed decisions. Because you can respond quicker with visual confirmation, the level of protection increases dramatically.

• Accurate Detection Range – The “true range” of a home security camera is also important. With this, the camera automatically detects the distance at which someone is walking directly toward it. Typically, this is a challenge since very little motion is produced by a person walking toward a camera. When walking away across the field of view, the degree of motion is greater. As such, the camera can easily detect movement at longer ranges. To ensure the perimeter of your home has 100 percent coverage, a professional installer will always use the camera’s inbound detection capabilities.

• Blind Spots – Blind spots exist for all security cameras. By increasing the field of view, a blind spot under a camera intensifies by the detection range. For effective perimeter monitoring, choose a home security system with a zero blind spot approach. With this, the view of each camera overlaps the blind spot for the camera in the front.

• Outdoor Equipment – Outdoor security systems are different from those used indoors. Being exposed to the wind, dust, temperature changes, and humidity, you need a robust camera that is fully protected. Without proper housing, both the electronics and lens of the camera would be damaged.

• Web-Based Software – A web-based smart camera addresses many common problems, including detection range and blind spots. The accuracy of detected objects is better, and false alarms eliminated. In addition, smart video systems used outdoors are highly effective in protecting the home and providing superior family safety.

• Security Lights – Having an outdoor home security system that features lights enhances protection. Top-rated cameras with accurate detection and range allow security lights to illuminate potential burglars. This also eliminates the security lights from coming on randomly, thereby annoying neighbors.

• Wireless Spy Cameras – When targeting homes, burglars look for telltale signs that a security system is in place. Once identified, they move on to an easier target. However, there are instances in which adding a spy camera to a home security system makes perfect sense. Cleverly disguised, these cameras are ideal if you are suspicious of a certain person or activity. Even for enhanced family safety, spy cameras are used to monitor the comings and goings of teenagers living in the home and to keep a watchful eye on elderly residents, especially those with dementia or Alzheimer’s. A spy camera with built-in sensors captures images and video, which are then sent to you via smartphone. Based on the information received, you can start a two-way conversation, set off the alarm, or summon law enforcement for assistance.

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We recommend you install Kuna  at all major entry points to your home so you’re never caught off guard when someone comes to your door. You can add multiple cameras to the Kuna app and your recordings will show footage from each of these camera.

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