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3 Smart Ways to Use a Two-Way Audio Security Camera

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Two-way audio is becoming increasingly popular in the home security world. Rather than simply show you someone within the camera view, a two-way audio camera lets you communicate with them. This has many applications that can take your home security to a whole new level.

Two-way audio can work with an indoor security camera, outdoor security camera, IP camera, and most other home security cameras, as long as they use a wi-fi connection. The camera uses the wi-fi to pair with an app on your mobile device. Most smart security devices are now compatible with a mobile device and allow for remote viewing, facial recognition, free cloud storage, and free cloud connection, making home security easier and more efficient than ever.

To make the most of these useful devices, here are three smart ways that you can use your two-way audio security camera that will make you feel safer and more protected.

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Comfort Lonely Pets

Americans sure love their pets. About 65% of U.S. residents own a pet, and 95% of them consider their pet a member of the family. But during the day, while may pet owners are at work, school, or running errands, their pets are left home alone. Some indoor pets can experience separation anxiety. This is where two-way audio comes in handy.

Even if you have to leave your pet alone, your indoor pet doesn’t have to feel alone. Using motion detection, your indoor camera will alert you through the app whenever your indoor pet is within 40 feet of your indoor video camera. Using a wide-angle lens with the video recording, you will be able to see more of the room at once and know exactly where your pet is at all hours of the day.

Place the camera in the best viewing angle in the room to allow you to watch over your pet better and more effectively. Then, use the app on your phone to talk to your indoor pet. You can watch the video footage live as your indoor pet perks up when he or she hears your voice. You can comfort them, have them respond to tricks, and check up on how they’re doing while you’re away.

Two-way audio works great with night vision as well. When your pet is left alone at night, they can become frightened and more mischievous. Using night vision on your security camera with audio ensures that your pet always thinks that you’re in the house with them. They won’t feel as lonely or nervous because they will feel comforted that you’re there with them.

If you’re using wireless security, you also don’t have to worry about your pet chewing at wires while you’re away from the house, ensuring that your connection won’t be disrupted. Equipped with a rechargeable battery, you will always have a clear video of your pet.

Two-way audio mixed with clear HD video will allow you to keep an eye on your pet. This can prevent your pet from engaging in mischievous behavior because your indoor pet will know that you’re watching over them. A security camera with audio helps you to stay close to your pet, even when you have to step away from them.

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Give Instructions at Your Front Door

Our bodies tend to tense up when there is a knock at the door. Who could be on the other side? It could be a friend, a salesman, a pesky neighbor, or a complete stranger. No matter who it is, the not-knowing can be stressful. This is where two-way audio comes in handy at your front door.

A doorbell camera with two-way audio (as long as the device is weatherproof) is great for home protection. Really, protection starts at the door. Having two-way audio at your outside door can help prevent burglars from targeting your home.

Ideally, when someone with alterior motives approaches your home and notices a camera, they will move on and not attempt to gain access to your home. But if they don't notice the camera or figure they can get around them, a two-way audio camera makes your presense known.

When they hear your voice, they may either run off or turn their head and you can get a clear view of their face. All the while, they can't see you. If you’re not sure of the person’s intentions, you can tell them to leave and warn them that you will call the police if they don’t.

Best of all, for this entire interaction, you don’t even have to be in the house. You can be at work, at the library, or at the store, and you will still have full control over your outdoor security.

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Watch Over Your Kids

When your kids are home alone, you can keep watch over them while you're away, plus they have an easy way to communicate with you.

If you have a babysitter, it’s likely that you’ve thought about getting a nanny cam to watch the babysitter. Rather than using a nanny cam, you can use your indoor camera with two-way voice to watch over the sitter.

The indoor camera will give you overall better image quality, plus a wide field of view. With infrared night vision and wireless security, you will always know what’s happening at your home. Plus, if the sitter ever has any questions, they can contact you through the camera. You will be able to access the camera footage at any time as well, ensuring that you are always protecting your children.

Two-way audio cameras are one of the best devices that you can add to your home security. They offer better protection, full-coverage security, and they allow you to be constantly aware of what is going on in your home. For more information on how you can get a home security system with a two-way audio camera, contact Cove Security today.

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