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They may or may not include a built in motion sensor. Cameras vary in the resolution quality of their film, in their field of view, and in key features built in microphone, light, night vision, etc. Security cameras typically offer two options for storing videos, either on a local SD card or on the cloud. Sometimes cameras offer both. For cameras that use the cloud, you may have to purchase a subscription to the cloud storage service, or the cloud may only come with monitoring. In rare cases, companies will offer stand alone cameras like SimpliSafe’s SimpliCam that offer free video streaming that you can access from your phone or computer. Indoor cameras range in size from practically invisible to a 6 inch tall device that sits on a flat surface. Outdoor cameras are exposed to the elements, so check that the camera you want to use outdoors is certified for that purpose. Outdoor cameras should be weather proof, vandal proof, and come equipped with night vision. Other features might include a built in motion detector.

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01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

Our Vivint salesman told us all of our equipment was covered by warranty for the entire length of the contract 60 months. What he didn't tell us was that it would cost $49 to have a technician come to our house to replace the broken equipment. I will admit that it is my fault for skimming the the fine print, and I mean almost unreadable fine print, on the back of the Vivint contract. It does say there that you must have the Vivint premium service package to waive the service fee. Our new Vivint doorbell camera has the same connection issues. I once again called Vivint and was told that we would need to have a repeater installed between the camera and the panel.

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01.14.2007 | 16 Comments

Once a police department has access to Ring’s portal, officers can use it to request video footage from local Ring camera owners. The request email uses a template largely written by Ring, although police specify the time frame and geographic area they are looking for, as well as add a custom message. Police don’t need to obtain a warrant to send a request, and citizens aren’t under any legal obligation to hand over their recordings. But Ring doesn’t always remind customers of that fact. In one request from May, sent by police in Bloomfield, Ring starts by informing people that “Sharing videos is absolutely your choice. ” In another message sent by El Monte police in June, that explicit disclosure wasn’t present. Instead, the email says, “If you would like to take direct action against crime in your community, this is a great opportunity. ”As internet connected camera technology has gotten cheaper and easier to use, Ring became just one of a number of consumer surveillance companies to partner with police. Flock, which makes license plate readers targeted toward groups like homeowners associations, has similarly touted its relationship with law enforcement, for example. Many of the details of how these corporations assist police remain secret. Ring wouldn’t disclose exactly how many police departments it is working with.