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January 30, 2019

Night Vision Cameras: Bring Crime to Light by Seeing in the Dark

Burglar at night

When it comes to your family’s safety and security, you don’t want to leave yourself vulnerable. Although most burglaries occur during the day, nighttime burglaries are almost just as common—so a top-notch security system should have you covered around the clock. And a security camera is only effective if it can see the perpetrator and provide a clear record of the crime that occurred. That’s where a night vision security system comes in.

How does night vision work?

While traditional cameras use visible light to capture and record images, night vision security cameras work by recording infrared radiation, which is a form of energy associated with heat. The warmer an object is, the more infrared radiation it gives off. This type of radiation is independent of light, so cameras that can detect it can record images even in complete darkness. Because humans naturally produce body heat and household objects do not, an intruder will show up clearly among the objects inside and outside your home.

Why night vision is important for home security

A large percentage of crimes occur at night when people are sleeping and criminals are harder to see. While traditional cameras offer a measure of security, they simply can’t protect you fully at night. Night vision offers the chance to detect criminals and activate other safety features of your system when you’re asleep and at your most vulnerable.

Night vision cameras, like those that are a part of a full home security system from Xfinity Home, work hand-in-hand with a smart system. With the Xfinity Home app, you can set your system to alert you under specified “rules.” Set the camera to send an alert to your smartphone when it detects unexpected movement around or in the house during sleeping hours. You can then view the live feed from your phone and determine whether it’s an intruder—allowing you to act accordingly.

Xfinity Home also provides 24/7 Professional Monitoring services, so the authorities will be notified when an alarm is triggered. If you leave the house empty overnight or for an extended vacation, an outdoor night vision camera can detect activity when your neighbors can’t. So, you’ll know that help is on the way.

Xfinity Home offers indoor/outdoor cameras with night vision and other high-quality features. Build your security system so that it protects you day and night.

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