How NEST Outdoor Camera Prevents Break-Ins

Picture yourself away from home.

An unknown person jumps over your fence.

You receive a phone notification as your NEST Outdoor Camera captures the images of this intruder.

You check your NEST app notification and see a stranger lurking in your back yard.

You speak via your NEST app, telling the stranger to get out and the intruder immediately runs away.

The above-scenario shows how NEST Outdoor Camera can prevent break-ins.

Prevalence of Burglary in Canada

According to Statista, there were 159,338 burglaries in Canada in 2015. This 2015 data is significantly lower than the burglaries committed in Canada in 2000, which stood at 293,357. Still, the 2015 burglaries were notable considering that’s 436 burglaries each day.

The Conference Board of Canada, using the 2010 United Nation’s periodic surveys of crime trends, gave Canada a burglary score of “B” and ranked the country 8th out of 17 peer countries, with 578 burglaries per 100,000 people in 2010.

Economic loss is evident in burglary. The Government of Canada’s estimated total cost (victims’ tangible and intangible costs, criminal justice system costs and criminal career costs) per incident of residential burglary in 2014 was between $5,928 to $6,228.

In addition to economic cost, burglary has a corresponding psychological cost. While each person reacts to a crime differently, some victims of burglary may experience enduring feelings of powerlessness, anger, insecurity and fear, according to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (PDF).

Crimes like burglary, according to the Conference Board of Canada, may also reduce the levels of trust within a community and may result in breakdown in social cohesion. The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, meanwhile, said that crimes like burglary can victimize communities “leading to their deterioration over time”.

Security Camera as Deterrent to Burglary

One of the ways to find out what deter burglars is to ask them. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USCC), Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology (PDF) study asked 422 convicted burglars in North Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky what deter them from burglarizing specific targets.

The study found that outdoor cameras and other surveillance equipment were considered by most burglars when selecting a target. Nearly 60% of the burglars asked by USCC researchers reported that cameras and other surveillance equipment deter them from committing the act of burglary.

NEST Outdoor Camera as Break-Ins Deterrent

While there’s no perfect way to protect your home against burglars, the probability of having your home broken into is significantly reduced if you have the NEST Outdoor Camera. This security camera allows you to prevent a break-in before it happens in the following manner:

  1. It records everything.

NEST Cam Outdoor allows you to view your front yard, back yard or side yard, day and night and regardless of weather conditions – whether it’s sunny or raining outside. It continuously records 24/7 everything within its 130° wide-angle view and in full 1080p HD video.

  1. It notifies you when an intruder enters your yard.

It’s impossible to watch your video feed all the time. NEST Cam Outdoor watches these video feeds for you and notifies you whenever there’s an unusual activity outside your home.

This outdoor camera watches for motion and also listens to noises like the sound of window breaking. It can also identify a person from a thing. Whenever the outdoor camera sees moving objects, hears noises or sees a person, it can notify with a photo from the event through the following:

  • NEST app sends a pop up on your smartphone similar to alerts you receive from other apps.
  • Email you using the address you use to sign into your NEST Account.
  1. It allows you to scare off the intruder with your voice.

In NEST Cam Outdoor, you’re not just a passive observer. Once you get a notification of an intruder in your home, you can scare off the unwanted person by telling – or yelling at him or her – to get out of your property.

You can scare off the intruder by speaking through your NEST app and your roaring voice will come right off the NEST Outdoor Camera with its built-in speaker and microphone. With this built-in speaker of NEST, you can also tell the delivery man to leave your package outside your door.

Even if the intruder decides to steal your NEST camera, he or she can’t steal your video footages. The reason for this is that this outdoor camera doesn’t depend on local storage such as SD card or hard drive. No one can tamper with your video footages as these are stored in the cloud.

NEST Aware – an optional paid subscription offered by NEST – allows you to store 10 days or 30 days of video footages in the cloud. You can, for instance, view the stealing incident footage.

What happens if you miss an alert?

In case you miss an alert, you have the option to see the activity outside your home in the past three hours using the NEST app.

With NEST Aware, a paid cloud service subscription, if for instance, someone stole your package that was delivered four days ago; you don’t have to go through hours of video feeds to spot the culprit. Thumbnails or snapshots of the culprit will automatically be shown to you, so you can immediately watch the video feed where the crucial moments happened.

Keep Your Neighborhood Safe

NEST Outdoor Camera doesn’t only keep your home safe. It can also keep your neighborhood safe. A vigilant neighborhood is a big deterrent against crime. You can share your live stream with your neighbors so you can keep each other safe.

Connectivity with Other Smart Technologies

Another tip to deter burglars is to maintain normal lighting and window shades patterns even if you’re out on a vacation to make it appear that your home is inhabited.

NEST Outdoor Camera can be connected with other smart technologies such as window shades and light bulbs to make it appear that you’re at home even if you’re not.

Check out the incredible deals on bundles that include the NEST outdoor camera for a low monthly fee.

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