If you currently have security cameras protecting your business or residence, the Adams Police Department posted some tips on best practices on the department’s Facebook page.
Proper placement on what you would like to protect, clarity of the picture and correct angle are all key factors in capturing footage that will be helpful in identifying a particular incident in real-time. The tips from Adams Police are below.

Adams Police Department
“We recommend home and business owners, take a minute and go through the below checklist if you have a video surveillance system. You might be surprised what you find. Surveillance systems provide an extra set of eyes and security but only when the cameras are working, the review/backup function is accessible and the camera view isn't obstructed. Make sure your system is ready to provide you that back up support, if you ever need it!
Do you know your username and password?
Is the date and time correct?
Are all the cameras working?
Are the camera lenses clear of dust, debris and cobwebs?
Are the camera views unobstructed by trees, shrubbery, and structural overhangs?
Are the cameras in recording mode or live view only?

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If you currently do not have a security camera protecting your business, home, or even just for keeping an eye on your cat while you are not home, security may be easier and less expensive than you think. An inexpensive security camera on the market is by WYZE and costs under $20. You can purchase a camera that connects to your internet and can be set to automatically record any motion it detects. Those files can be reviewed and saved from an APP downloaded to your phone. You can plug the camera into an outlet in your house, point the camera out the window and have video evidence of anyone that approaches your driveway. You can watch what is happening in real-time or go back several days and view the files. You can set up a number of cameras viewable on the same APP. It also makes for a great pet cam for those times you are not home.

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