These days, people can get really fancy with their home security systems. For example, there are a lot of apps on the market that allow you to not only see your home from anywhere on your phone, but you can go further and be able to talk to someone through a speaker, or get alerts and notifications if there is anyone trespassing on your property. The technology on some of these cameras are impressive, too. There are even motion sensors that will capture everything from wildlife running through your backyard, to a delivery person walking up to your front door. While it is nice to have such smart technology surrounding your home, for some people, they might think this is way over the top. For example, if you don’t have deep pockets, spending thousands of dollars on your home security system might be something you have to compromise. Plus, some people might not feel comfortable being able to wire up their house so that they can see anything and everything through an app, especially when apps can get hacked into all the time. Furthermore, unless you have tons of priceless art hanging on your walls, or diamonds in a vault in your basement, you might not really need to have such aggressive security if all you want to do is see if there is anyone sketchy lurking around your yard or if someone is stealing your packages. For these types of households, getting something like the Swann DVR is a great way to go.
If all you need are cameras, then you can set up multiple cameras in and around your home that are pointed at the vulnerable or hidden parts of your house. For example, if you have a basement, it might be wise to have a camera pointed to the door or windows as those are usually places intruders try to get in first as they think they are the least monitored. Your front door is an obvious one if you are trying to catch a doorstop package thief.
The Swann DVR is going to give you the basics – cameras and a place to keep all the recorded footage. However, this is nothing to scoff at as you may be able to go back through your footage and find evidence of things that you might have missed otherwise.