It’s not something we like to think about, but homes in Spain are regularly targeted by thieves. It’s proven that one of the best ways to deter theft is to have a high quality, clearly visible security system, such as CCTV cameras. IP cameras are even more unattractive to thieves because any images taken are not only stored for later use, but can be viewed remotely as they happen, increasing the risk that they will be caught.
IP cameras are connected directly to the internet. Unlike traditional surveillance cameras, which have a closed circuit, you can view the images taken on an IP camera from anywhere that you have an internet connection. There are a lot of features you can choose depending on your type of camera – get motion alerts sent to your phone, view the cameras remotely any time you want to check in, and playback footage if you are unlucky enough to be targeted by thieves.
These cameras have, in the past, suffered from one flaw when installed in a Costa Blanca home – the notoriously unreliable internet service in the area. Some properties suffer worse than others; it’s a bit of a lottery. Even the best IP cameras can’t send data to your phone when the signal isn’t strong enough to effectively carry the images.
The good news is that there’s been a strong investment in the local internet infrastructure recently, especially with the rollout of fibre connections in the larger towns. It’s been a long time coming… residents around the Javea area especially will feel like they’ve been waiting decades for the rollout to finally be completed! There are also more 4G and wireless masts going up in the area all the time.
So, more and more streets are finally getting connected to better networks. This means faster internet in your homes, as well as a faster connection for your home security system. This makes IP cameras a more viable option, for more people, than ever before.
For more information about IP cameras, or advice about your home security, contact Steve at Javea Alarm Systems:
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