Many homeowners install an exterior CCTV surveillance system for the increased security of their homes and the added peace of mind for their families. However, installing an exterior video security system provides parents with the additional advantage of monitoring their teenagers’ activities and safety, especially when parents are not at home.

Often parents worry about leaving their teenagers home alone. Is my teen responsible enough to know what to do if something happens while I’m away? Can my adolescent be trusted when I’m not at home? There are many reasons why parents may install exterior surveillance cameras around their house to monitor and keep their children safe during their absence.

Parents may want to keep track of when their adolescents come and go. Are they leaving for school on time or attending school at all? Are they coming home safely from school or other activities when expected? Are they coming home after set curfew times? When teenagers are home alone, security cameras allow them to see who is at the door, such as gas or electric meter readers, delivery persons, or sales people, without opening the door first. Then teens can follow predetermined instructions on how to handle these types of visitors. If your child hears unexplained noises or suspects a burglar may be trying to get in your home, security cameras allow your teen to determine what or who is outside, and then take the appropriate action such as calling 911. Plus, video recordings may provide the police with valuable information that can help them capture and possibly convict any criminals.

Video cameras can help parents make sure their teenagers are following the pre-established rules. Is your teen having parties when you’re not at home? Who are they inviting over? Are they sneaking in their boyfriend or girlfriend when you’re gone? Studies show that teens are more likely to engage in sexual activity after school at their home when no one else is there. Surveillance cameras allow you to see who is coming and going from your house and take the appropriate action with your teen. Do you suspect that younger children are not being adequately looked after by your older children when you’re out? CCTV cameras will uncover whether your younger kids are being left alone because your teen leaves the house when he/she is not supposed to. Or, cameras can help determine your older child’s behavior toward their younger siblings when you’re not around. Are they yelling or hurting your younger children when you’re not around? Surveillance equipment can ensure that your younger children are being well cared for by their older brothers or sisters.

Even when parents are at home, they may worry about their teenagers’ behavior. Security cameras can help you uncover activities your adolescent may be doing that you may not be aware of. These activities may include your teenager:

  • Sneaking out of the house during the night.
  • Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or participating in illegal drug use.

Studies show that insufficient monitoring of teenagers by parents may contribute to teen delinquency. However, when adolescents are supervised more frequently by their parents, they are less likely to get into trouble. Exterior CCTV cameras can help you monitor what your kids are doing and enable you to enforce consist rules and exert control of their behavior. If you are considering installing a home surveillance system, CCTV Dynamics offers several types of exterior security cameras, including:

  • Hidden covert cameras, with or without built-in microphones, and motion detection
  • Weatherproof bullet cameras in a variety of sizes and shapes. Bullet cameras are also available with nightvision, IR, or infrared LED features.
  • Durable, weatherproof armor dome security cameras with fixed or adjustable lenses, as well as with or without nightvision or infrared LEDs.

These surveillance cameras can help you observe, and record with a DVR system, all of your teenager’s activities and help you uncover any unwanted behaviors. By installing outdoor home security cameras and making your kids aware of their existence, you may even stop unwanted behaviors in your teens before they happen. If the behavior and safety of your teenager are of upmost importance to you, then the installation of an exterior CCTV home security system can provide you with the monitoring capabilities you desire – ensuring your peace of mind.

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