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Spy cameras are very handy gadgets around your home and in daily life to increase your security. Having video surveillance in your daily life can help you feel safer. Having surveillance footage available is also handy if you need evidence of a crime. Many different uses for Spy Cameras can make your day-to-day life a little easier.

Protecting your property

In the UK, a burglary happens every 13 seconds. There are roughly 2.5 million burglaries yearly, with 66% of break-ins happening on domestic property.  Shockingly, police only solve 13% of reported burglaries due to a lack of evidence. Installing spy cameras around the perimeter of your property could help catch evidence of any unwanted thieves. Spy cameras easily capture the suspicious behaviour of unknown visitors around your property. This allows you to take precautionary measures to protect your home. If footage shows a group of people acting suspiciously around your home, this could allow you to stop a break-in preemptively.

Monitor misbehaving pets

Leaving a pet alone in your home for 8 hours a day can be a scary thought for animal lovers.  A spy camera will let you check up on your pets throughout the day. More so, when you are at work during the day, you may come home to claw marks on your sofa or half-chewed blinds. Installing a spy camera within your home will allow you to spot which pet is guilty of bad behaviour. Modern spy cameras come with smartphone apps, allowing you to have a live view of your home throughout the day. If your pet is cared for during the day by a sitter or dog walker, a spy camera will also let you see if your pet is getting adequate care and being walked on time.

Monitor children and elderly relatives

Spy cameras can be a great way to keep an eye on elderly relatives with their expressed consent. If elderly relatives are living with you, installing a motion activated camera in a common space like the kitchen or living room will allow you to monitor their safety throughout the day. The same can be said for young children; a spy camera will let you see they're safe. If your elderly relatives or children have a carer or nanny, you can also check that your loved ones are being cared for properly.

Monitor wildlife

If you are coming home from work to a messy garden, you may want to enlist a spy camera to find what creatures are causing the issue. Neighbourhood cats and dogs, or strays, can easily break into your garden, dig holes and create an unwanted mess. If you spot some holes in your garden, you may also have other wildlife, like foxes, to worry about. A spy camera will spot what animal is doing the damage and where they are entering your garden. This could help you find a hole in your fence you didn’t know was giving animals access to your property.