A lot of people would raise an eyebrow when they hear that i am interested in installing a security camera system for monitoring my house, because people think that it is generally safe to live in Canada and that the crime rate is really low in Canada. However, that was in the past of how life used to be quite safe for most people in most provinces in Canada. Nowadays, things are different and no where is safe for anyone in Canada. If you don't believe me, all you need to do is just pull up a newspaper and the headlines 90% of the time will talk about shooting, robbery, rape, killing, stealing, assault and all sort of bad things happening in our society. Sadly, the government is quite powerless to stop these crimes and bad things from happening on a daily basis. I would be happy if the media has something nice to report, something that is positive or at least teaches something good to people, in stead of focusing on news that creates negative effect on people's mind.
These are the main reasons why i started to think about installing security cameras system in my home. I read on some news where some trespassers would wander into people's property and attempt to check if anyone is home, when they find no one at home, they either break into the house or at the least steal any mail packages they find on the front porch. The thieves would ring the bell and pretend to be a salesman or ask for directions and if there is no response fro quite sometime, then they would know that nobody is home.
I had a relative whose house was targeted by some lone thief. He rang the bell and after hearing no response, he tried breaking in. Luckily, my relative shouted out loud to him and warned him that she would call the police if he comes in further into the house. The thief ran away as fast as he could when he heard the loud voice coming from inside the house.
I am looking for Security Cameras system which has good features and most importantly will last longer and be able to endure the Canadian extremely cold weather. Some of the security cameras just aren't made for the cold winter here in Canada.