Wait 'till you have to replace the batteries.We have an Arlo with three cameras. They are not cheap though. One is on the front porch and one on our patio. When we go somewhere we put one inside the house. I love that i can see when packages are delivered.
You have the videos for 7 days before they are deleted. (If you want to pay to keep all of them in the Cloud you can but we don’t. If i like a video i simply record it off my iPad with my phone.)
We get alerts on our iPhone and iPad and can set off a siren if need be. If someone is at our door we can even talk to them if we are not home. When we are out of town we put one inside the house.
My fuschia basket blowing in the breeze or my flag will sometimes set it off. We have a squirrel that also sets it off. I love that you can check it live too. When we were gone for a week in the summer i was able to see if my hanging plants were still doing okay with my watering system.
It also picked up the audio of the guys hired to cut down the big cedar tree outside our front door last August and i heard some pretty funny conversation. One long conversation about how they all can’t stand their ex-wives. So i had to tell them the next day that i could hear everything they said when the wind blows my fuschia. (You do have the capability of temporarily turning it off.)
It’s also has great nighttime exposure even when my front porch light is off.
We have had our system for 16 months and so far so good.Last about a year depends on usage and such...something like $80 to replace when ours went dead. I could be wrong on the price, but it was enough to make us rethink buying them. So far we haven't.
Just checked prices...aftermarket stuff is now available for less!
Take a deep breath Sawyer. It's gonna be alright.cameras, dogs, and most importantly firearms and the skill to use them effectively.
These items, or any security item cannot be effective without planning, practice and going through the what if scenarios, calculating in unpredictable changes in an invasion/robbery situation.
At the end of the day we want to accomplish two things. Situational awareness which electronic systems can help us accomplish and staying alive and unharmed. Know whats happening and respond quickly with extreme aggression and assertiveness. A very high number of invasions and robbery end in the victims murder rape or torture or all 3. The best way to stop an attacker from carrying out these lethal crimes is to put bullets in them until they are no longer an immediate threat. Seconds count the most when the police are minuets away.
A camera system can aid us by providing information of whats happening on our property/home, and an alarm can trigger police (who call your home before lifting a finger to come out), but these things will not stop a desperate or deranged person from causing you harm. Only you can provide for your immediate physical safety, and that often means evening the odds and employing force.
I think ive gone off topic. Sorry.