When you get to be famous, you can no longer live your life like you used to. You can’t...
When you get to be famous, you can no longer live your life like you used to. You can’t just go outside and get some coffee. If you want coffee, you need to dress up nicely, so that you don’t look ridiculous when they take your photo. After certain level of fame, you also need to worry about security at all times. You need bodyguards and people to look out for you and your home needs to be protected.
That is why I wanted to write an article about Alan Emslie’s home security system. It uses state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, as well as motion detectors and many other things that we will get into. No one is breaking into his home, without his knowing about it and being able to stop it.
The most important part of home a security system like the one Alan Emslie has are the security cameras. They keep watch over everything. Now, a lot of people will have someone monitoring the room, but that is not necessarily required.
If you combine the cameras with motion detectors and perhaps other detectors like heat sensors and you have everything connected to your smart phone and receive alerts, you would be alerted whenever one of the sensors goes off. Then you can view the camera feeds from your phone to see what is going on.
That way you only monitor everything when there is a need to monitor it and not otherwise. When there is a need, you see everything you need to see.
Furthermore, the cameras, of course, are always recording. So if you do miss something, there is still a video record of it. And if you see something, you know that it is also being recorded, in case you need to contact the police and give them evidence.
In addition to their primary function, security cameras also work well as a deterrent. A burglar or intruder will see them and decide not to break into your house and go elsewhere instead. They will choose a house that is not protected by cameras.
For this reason, you can actually get a bunch of fake security cameras, too. It is a good idea to mix a lot of fake ones in with some real ones. The real ones cover all the important points, and the fake ones act as additional deterrence. This makes them a very budget friendly way to add extra security.
There are many other budget friendly tricks like this as well. For example, you could get a fake TV. This is basically a little LED light fixture that randomly flashes different lights in different colors, to mimic the look of a TV from the outside.
You basically point it towards a window where the curtains are drawn and if someone is looking at that window from outside, it looks just like someone is watching TV indoors. You just need to make sure that the device is not visible from outside. That is why you want to draw the curtains and ideally do it on a second floor window where people can’t just look in. They see the lights and decide to go elsewhere, where there is no one home.
Another thing you want to do for extra security, is get a guard dog or two. Of course, Alan Emslie has some dogs. These dogs have better hearing than any sensor and will always alert you when someone is coming near. That way you can then check on your video cameras on your phone again.
If you are not home, you can also have a pet monitor that alerts you when your dogs are barking. That way you know the dogs are barking at something, and you can check on your phone. even from a remote location. what they are barking at.
Finally you definitely want to get a video doorbell. This is like a peephole, but it uses video. That means nobody can look through your peephole in the other direction, which is possible with a regular door peephole.
Furthermore, you can monitor your door remotely. You get an alert when someone approaches your door, thanks to a motion sensor, and then you can check out who it is. In cases where it is someone like a delivery person, you could even talk to them and let them know to leave your package around back, instead of leaving it on the front porch.
All the security measures are probably overkill for the average person, but if you ever become famous like Alan Emslie, you may want to do the same, in terms of security. Famous singers famous drummers, etc. all need to protect their homes. Even if you are just a regular person but you have a lot of valuables, like an extensive vinyl record player collection, you would want to do what you can to protect your home, so that nobody can steal your vinyl records.