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Security Camera Presentation


The City of Asbury is currently installing security cameras around the city and we would like to encourage you to do the same.  Recently, right here in Iowa a young woman was out for a jog when she was attacked and murdered.  The Police, with the help of the community was able to identify a suspect and solve her disappearance with the help of a citizen’s security camera.  Security cameras are becoming the best way to guard your property from criminals and document any incident that takes place if front of a camera.  This recorded video can be used as evidence for insurance companies, police departments, and your community in an effort to keep everyone safe to what is going on around your home. 


There are many questions about security cameras, such as what type of camera do I need, how many, where to put them, what are some of the best brands, and do I need Wi-Fi or hard wired cameras?


As technology gets better home security cameras have greatly improved and have become less expensive and easier to install.  As to what type of camera you need is going to depend on some what you what to accomplish with the camera.  Simple doorbell cameras such as the Ring can now show you 24 hours a day who is at your door even when you’re not home, other cameras can be installed to cover day and night time hours and provide a larger zone of coverage.  Multiple cameras are in my opinion always better than just one vantage point, two is better than one and three is better than two and so forth, but the exact number is going to be different for each individual property.  


There is a wide variety of cameras on the market such as the NEST Cam, Logitech, Amazon Cloud, Arlo, and Blink that can be purchased at your local hardware store or ordered over the internet.  Please, do your research before making the investment into any security camera system so it will perform the best for your needs. 


Ask the professionals.  Many professional internet companies sell and install security cameras around our area and would be happy to answer any questions about their services.  The Asbury Police Department will be hosting  vendors at the Asbury Community Center for a Q&A along with a display of their products on October 17th from 6 PM - 8 PM.  Please come and get informed.   



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