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Once, not too long ago, I went to visit a very wealthy friend of mine. She lived on a sprawling property in one of the richest towns in my state. It was a town where crime just didn't happen, where police would come out just because someone was having a birthday party and needed parking assistance.
There are a lot of things that I've learned to correctly assume about people in my friend's location. For example, I've learned that most will belong to a country club, a beach club, or a luxury gym. It's a safe assumption to make.
What I wrongly assumed, though, was that they wouldn't have a home camera system. Like many others, I believed that cameras were for people who lived in rough neighborhoods.
My friend owned the Zosi Home Camera system, which stunned me. It was a home camera system that linked up to your phone and would allow you to see what's going on, even when you weren't home.
When I asked her about it, she rattled off some pretty fascinating reasons why she owned it—and it made me realize that everyone should get a Zosi, regardless of where you live.
The most obvious perk is keeping your home safe from criminals.
There is no place in the world that is immune to crime. Even if you live in a nice neighborhood, crimes still do happen. Even wealthy celebrities have had their homes broken into, vandalized, or otherwise harmed.
Having Zosi's Home Camera system can catch crooks in the act, or just prevent them from even trying something foolish. After all, if burglars notice that they're on camera, they will be far less likely to try to steal from you.
It can improve your home (or renter's) insurance rates.
Who doesn't like having a little discount when it comes to the basic life necessities? If you own a home or rent an apartment, then one of the other necessities you need to pay for is home insurance—or, in the case of apartment dwellers, renter's insurance.
This type of insurance protects your belongings, both inside and outside your home. Many insurance companies now offer a discount for people who have home cameras and other security systems installed in their place.
You will be able to see people roll up to your place without awkwardly peeking through the windows.
I personally have been known to do this, especially when I'm super excited about guests arriving. I'll keep looking outside to see if they're coming, even if it's a little bit awkward to do so. I live in a small apartment on the ground floor, so it's pretty obvious when I'm peeking.
The larger your home is, the harder it is to actually see your guests approaching. If you have a Zosi Home Camera system, all you need to do to figure out whether your guests have parked in front of your home is to check your cell phone and see what the cameras have picked up on the app.
It can help ensure that your pet sitters come when they claim they'll come.
True story, a friend of mine asked a neighbor to pet sit while they were going to Paris. The neighbor agreed and claimed that they would take great care of my friend's two cats.
Within the entirety of my friend's trip, the neighbor never came once. When my friend returned, both cats were dead. The neighbor, when confronted, claimed that my friend should have called them to remind them.
These things happen more frequently than you'd expect. Having a camera system that lets you check up on your home from afar can prevent it from happening—and can also help you get emergency assistance if your sitters don't show.
Home cameras can also help you find out what your spouse is up to.
Speaking as someone who writes a lot of relationship articles, I've heard some really surprising ways that people have caught their spouses cheating. At least two close friends of mine caught their partners using security camera footage.
A little eye from afar can help you learn a lot about your partner's whereabouts. If you have been suspecting your partner of being unfaithful, tacitly installing home cameras like Zosis can help you determine what they're up to.
Home security cameras can also help you figure out what pests are in your yard.
Every avid gardener has a moment where they found their favorite flowers or vegetables destroyed by an unknown pest. When it happens, it's up to you to figure out what critter has been causing your gardening endeavors to upend themselves.
Home security cameras are surprisingly effective for this, especially if they are equipped to handle nighttime work like Zosis are. When you're not in the garden, a security camera's watchful eye can tell you whether it's a family of deer eating your tomatoes—or if it's a pesky rabbit. Once you know what kind of critter you're dealing with, you can look into how to keep them away.
If you're concerned about what's going on inside your home, getting cameras can help.
It's pretty shocking what goes on behind closed doors, even in the most upscale of neighborhoods. In the event of a divorce or a moment where you realize that your partner wasn't who you hoped they were, it pays to have a neutral eye in the matter.
Abusers, in particular, tend to be very good at hiding it until it's too late. A person who finds themselves with a person they no longer recognize may need to start compiling evidence for court, especially if people wouldn't believe the allegations about them.
Zosi's cameras, for example, can be installed by anyone and offer wireless footage that can be recorded. Depending on what state you live in, home security camera footage can be admissible evidence used in divorce proceedings—even if the footage doesn't involve you in it.
There's also the usefulness that comes with being able to check up on landscaping personnel.
Homeowners who hire landscapers should definitely consider getting a home security camera system of their own, especially if you have been trying to put together the perfect backyard look.
Watching your landscapers go is the perfect way to keep on top of progress, and to remember to give them a heads up about any particular instructions you may have forgotten before they started working.
Home security cameras are also great for finding out whether the mail came.
Did you order something from Amazon that you've been yearning to get your hands on? Maybe it's that one delivery service that you're worried won't get there? A home security camera can help you find out the exact moment when your packages arrive.
Getting a camera means that you can always add that extra layer of security to your deliveries. If you have someone at home, you can give them an alert and make sure that your package stays safe and sound.
Finally, it just adds a nice touch to your home.
Your home is your castle. It's the place where you feel safest, where memories are made, and where you live life the way you see fit. Cameras can help you keep your home in the best possible shape.
Having a security camera system like Zosi's will let you add a new layer of safety, more convenience, and a nice way to keep your home yours while you're away. So, why wouldn't you get a camera system for your home? It offers way more benefit than you'd ever imagine.