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Home surveillance refers to watching over one’s own property to protect it from any form of criminal activity. To keep one’s house safe and secure, special systems are often needed. Such systems have evolved dramatically since their introduction. Not long ago, having fences and barbed wires around one’s house was almost enough to protect it from potential intruders. Nowadays, however, considering the continual development of technology, many people do not feel safe relying just on fences, so they set up cameras both within and outside their property. This entry reviews the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) and Internet protocol (IP) cameras for home security and provides information on protecting against security breaches of these Internet-based home surveillance systems.

Internet-Based Cameras

CCTV has revolutionized our perception of security; ...

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