Home Safety is essential today. Tech conscious newpapers keep this in the forefront of our minds by screaming this in their headlines almost every week. As we watch the crime graph continue to rise (even in the suburbs now) and hear more and more about people getting hurt when intruders enter their homes, we know that it’s never too early to install a home security system in your home. Most families today opt for a stand alone system (unattached to those annoying monthly monitoring fees) that covers the plethora of safety requirements 21st century families need. The system traditionally includes a camera network, a lighting system, an alarm system and a controller which controls all these together.
You can either hire a security agency to keep your house tight and cozy pay them huge wads of cash, or else start scouting for a comprehensive, yet economical manage-it-yourself system. I too was faced with such a predicament, not long ago. I had to make sure that my home and family was safe when I was away, on business. I was introduced to a number of security agencies who promised me the moon. Then I stumbled upon the Home Automation Store website (x10.com). It had an amazing, yet simple array of home security systems which were suited to my requirements. (Actually they have a collection which will pretty much suit any family’s requirements and their prices are pretty competitive too).
I checked out their website and found it to be the one stop for my requirements. It was easy to navigate, had a great feel and explained all the wares available in lucid detail. Each Home Automation system was explained in detail along with a picture showing its dimensions. What really sold me was the pretty decent discount pricing on the items. Shopping around, the Home Automation store had some of the better pricing that I found for X10 single products.
Here’s one item that definitely caught my eye:
XCam2 WideEye Color Video Camera (XX17A). An ideal camera for people who want to keep an eye on a large area around their premises. Available with a 120° coverage angle, this camera can be used for both indoors and outdoor surveillance. The camera comes with an Instant ON feature where the user does not have to wait for the camera to switch on or to be tuned. It can be installed at any place and can be used for a live broadcast feed of the details recorded by the camera to either a TV or a VCR. With a transmission range of 100 ft and a very small factor, this camera can be used for a host of tasks. Whether it is for answering the main door or to check on the baby in the cradle while you’re in another room, the camera can be used in a number of situations. Available at the Home Automation Store website for a very competitive $49.99 against a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $89.99, this camera is very well priced for its features. A must buy for mothers and all house owners.
I can’t wait to save up & buy this camera. I’m sure it will be just the thing I need. I’ve shopped around and seen what everyone else is charging. Doesn’t look like anyone is coming close to the prices the Home Automation Store charges.