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Choosing To Invest In Security

When you own a business, you have two choices. You can either decide to invest money in replacing stolen goods, or to invest money in a nice security system. When I first started my business, I decided to ignore security measures altogether, which caused me to net a loss for the year. However, after a suggestion from my mentor, I decided that it might be wise to install a nice security system. You wouldn't believe how much better things got. Within a few weeks, theft was almost completely eliminated. My blog is all about helping you to tighten up security measures.


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Use An Exterior Security Camera To Monitor Backyard Pests

by Victoria George

It's frustrating to wake up in the morning and see that a neighborhood pest has torn up your lawn or otherwise caused damaged to your garden or yard. You may feel helpless to do anything about this problem, but it's important to know that you can fight back. Instead of staring out the window all night, set up an exterior security camera to focus on the area in question. The camera will quietly record the footage and, the next time a neighborhood pest enters your yard, you'll have footage that can help you to end the problem. Here are some considerations for this project.

Use The Right Camera

An exterior security camera capable of nighttime footage is integral to this effort. Many such cameras can successfully film at night, thanks to night vision technology. The dark nature of your yard would otherwise make it difficult for a conventional camera to identify what type of pet is causing the damage. You may also want to look for a security camera with 1080p or 4K resolution. Each of these features is superior to the somewhat-outdated resolution of 720p. The latter can be effective during the daytime, but you want the nighttime footage to be crystal clear — and opting for better resolution is a good investment.

Review Your Footage

You don't necessarily have to take the time to review the security camera's footage each morning. Instead, simply assess the condition of your yard in the morning. If it's clear that no neighborhood pests paid you a visit, you can set the security camera to record over the previous night's footage — or, if you have enough storage, simply allow it to continue recording. Should you notice signs of a pest, review the footage until you're able to identify what animal came, how it got there, and at what time.

Take Your Next Steps

Now that your security camera has provided you with a series of valuable details about the cause of your backyard damage, you can take steps to prevent future issues. If it was clear how the pest got in, you might wish to reinforce your fence or add some form of scented deterrent in the area. Knowing the exact type of animal that caused the damage will also empower you to look for animal-specific pest control techniques online that you can use to keep future occurrences from happening — all because of the help that your security camera provided.

For more information, contact a company like T.L.C. Safe Watch Inc.