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Reasonable expectation of privacy is a topic we all assume to be for our own benefit and as a deterrent to crime. Yet without notifying those being filmed or photographed, we may be breaking laws. In most states it is only legal to film one’s own front door. If a neighbor’s home, particularly the inside of said home, is in the video the owner of the camera could be breaking the law due to the cone of visibility. They must procure the neighbor’s consent to be filmed. Yet, such considerations are rarely valued when doorbell cameras are installed and used. The fear of personal loss trumps others’ reasonable expectation of privacy. Although crime rates have been steadily dropping, the illusion that they are on the rise is presented daily by news outlets, focusing on isolated crimes, as well as the makers of security devices. The short term result of this is obviously profits for the companies making such devices. The long term results are a bit more troublesome upon consideration. ‘Mean World Syndrome’ as it is called instigates not only conscious reactions to perceived threats but also subconscious reactions which unfortunately not only influence how people view their neighbors and other community members but also can be passed on to new generations, genetically and environmentally, irrationally giving them someone to hate and direct their fears at.

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01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

99View at Walmart$99. 99View at Best Buy?Kasa's lower cost outdoor security camera is a good deal if you don't mind a few tradeoffs. Daytime 1080p video from this camera was excellent, but nighttime video was less defined; it was hard to make out people's faces. The camera is weather resistant, but the connection between its cable and power supply is not. We also liked that its app lets you set up custom motion zones. In addition, you get free rolling two day cloud storage, and a 14 day plan that's a very reasonable $40 per year. Read our full Kasa Cam Outdoor review. 15 View at Walmart Marketplace$349View at WalmartRecommended Retailer$399View at Google Store?This weatherproof camera has a tamper resistant design, a triple microphone array and HDR support for better quality videos than what other cameras produce. It can distinguish between people and animals, and can even recognize individual faces. However, a lot of the features are available only with a Nest Aware subscription, which starts at $10/month, or $100/year. Read our full Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review.

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01.14.2007 | 16 Comments

Burglars don’t take days off due to weather!Consider buying a home security system. There are countless features with any security system, and some particularly valuable ones are outdoor motion detectors, sensors at exterior doors, windows, and the door attached to the garage, an outdoor alarm to alert other neighbors to an intrusion, and security cameras. Select the features that best fit your needs and be sure to go with a well known, reputable company. Once it’s installed, make it a regular habit to use it. Though it may seem inconvenient to have to arm the system every time you leave the house, many burglars are aware that the responsibility is often neglected and may not be deterred by window stickers or yard signs warning of home protection. As a new home owner, I made the mistake of letting myself get talked into buying a home security system by an ADT sales representative who came to my door. I am writing this review in the hope of preventing others from making the same mistake I did. The contract I now find myself in and the monthly payments I will need to make for three years is completely my own fault for making a poor decision as a consumer. I have found my ADT service to be over priced and unnecessary. My advice for new home owners: When an ADT sales representative comes to your house, don’t worry yourself over talk of bumper keys and burglaries, different contract options, and taking advantage of the new home owner “deal” before it is too late — simply don’t answer the door. This is the worst company around .