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Top Ten Home Security Equipment

Updated on November 26, 2013

Everybody needs protection in their home or work place whether it's an house, apartment or condo. It doesn't matter whether you live an a rich or poor neighborhood, criminals can be anywhere and one can not feel safe without some form of security. Even in a safe country like Japan, people are starting to use home security systems, however mainly for stalkers following women.

In the past, security systems have always been costly and require an expert to install however nowadays we can self install affordable devices that can do just the job.

Foscam FI8910W Wireless IP Camera

This neat security device captures high quality audio/video and has remote controlled movement panning and tilting functionality which can be accessed anywhere in the world. All you need to do is log on using any web browser to access the camera. The camera is connected in your home via your wireless network which is very easy to setup.

One of the problems with security cameras is the ability to see things in the dark however this has night vision, IR cutter for clear images and motion detector so it can alert you without you having to see the monitor.

It is also compatible with most smart phones and tablet devices so you can check what's going on in your home while you are on the move.

Infant Optics Digital Video Baby Monitor

This is the perfect device for checking up and monitoring your baby without having to go back and forth to the room. Not only does it send a clear digital signal to the receiver it actually encrypts the signal so people in the vicinity e.g. neighbors are not able to intercept the signal. It also comes with a very sensitive microphone. In the past baby monitors have been sound only however with IR (infra red) night vision you can see and hear what is going on at any time. A must for parents with babies.

Outdoor Fake / Dummy Security Camera

This one is so simply cheap and clever, it's a fake security camera. No burglar will want to take the chance with such a real robust looking device, an excellent deterrent for potential burglars.

The camera has a flashing light so which makes it look like it's it recording but it actual fact it's not connected to anything inside the house and has no recording equipment, excellent.

Primos Truth Cam 35 Camera

Rather than a home security device this is used out doors. It has motion sensor functionality but for detection wildlife rather than criminals. With an infrared camera, this device works best fastened to a tree while it captures still images or videos of wildlife. It has a 0.3 sec trigger response time to capture even the fastest of animals.

Digistore 4G Pen Camera with Video, Voice Recording

Here is another sneaky little device. Excellent for when you are dealing with suspicious business clients. This pen has both a hidden microphone and a video camera so you can pretend to take notes while record at the same time. Any issues later on down the line and you will have the evidence to present to the court.

Vigilant PPS8G 130 dB Personal Rape/Jogger/Student Emergency Alarm

Personal alarms are one of the most important devices in the self defense industry and a must for joggers especially in poorly lit areas. Nobody will want to attack somebody if it is going to cause attention which is what this device certainly does - makes attention. It does this by emitting an ear piercing 130 dB warning alarm which will deter any potential attacker or pervert. This is simply done by pulling the pin.

Not only is it for deterring people but can be used to alert people in a medical emergency.

Zmodo 4-Channel DVR with 4 Night Vision Cameras

This is perfect for a larger home needing multiple surveillance or a business. This affordable kit give you four cameras which can be monitored at any time, even remotely through most smartphones and tablets It has a large 500Gb recording space while recording at 120 frames per second so you wont miss anything.

The good thing about this is that it is simply to install yourself, and also supports two formats NTSC and PAL. If you were wondering what this is, it the type of signal TV's can interpret which varies depending on region. Not to be confused with DVD regions as this again is completely different.

Driveway Patrol Sensor and Receiver Kit

Here is a very useful device but not many people people think about installing one since too many people trust their own car alarms. Car alarms won't go off when people are sneaking around your car looking suspicious which is exactly what this device does.

It can send and alert to you every time somebody enters the driveway or porch/mailbox area. It has no camera function but often a simple alert is good enough to catch people in the act.

Mommy I'm Here cl-305 Child Locator

This is an excellent for parents walking around with small children. It is amazing how far children can separate from you once you turn around even for a second.

If your child wanders away past a distance of approx 30 feet, your key chain will start beeping. If you still are unable to locate your child then you can simply push the button and the teddy bear piece attached to your child will start beeping allowing you to locate him or her more easily. It can work up to a distance of 150 feet.

Professional Double Locking Handcuffs

Ever wondered what do to with criminals once you've caught them in the act i.e. a citizens arrest? You will need to hold them until the police arrive, but the rope and tape is a lot harder than it looks in the movies. With the handcuffs, one quick snap is all you need to hold a burglar until the police come.


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    • Doodlehead profile image

      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      Handcuffs are a good idea; it is sort of humorous at first thought, but at second thought this is very useful. What about ankle cuffs so they can't run away?

    • Hezekiah profile image

      Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

      Thanks a lot Soares.

    • SoaresJCSL profile image

      SoaresJCSL 5 years ago

      To prevent thefts in house, our market offers a number of alarm systems and security devices, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. These security measures for home can be classified as deterrents or physical protection.

      In this Hub we've got some good examples!

      Thanks for sharing this useful Hub!