Work from Home Safety - Home Security Tips

With many workplaces still closed and there is arise in working from home, you may be wondering, “Why would I even need a security camera? I’m at home all the time anyway!” So if you’re putting off your decision to upgrade your security or regretting that you purchased some cameras right before the pandemic started, then this is the article for you.

Burglars may still break in or case your house while you’re home.

Just because you have a work from home job, doesn’t mean a break-in is impossible. It’s much more common for burglaries to happen when the residents are out, but on occasion it can happen when people are at home, even asleep. Since burglaries only take about 10 minutes on average, they can easily occur while you’re taking a shower or in a different room.

Remember the common tips for deterring intruders.                 

Neighborhood Watch - Work from Home Safety Tips

If you’re home, make sure it’s obvious that you are. It helps to have your lights noticeably on, or a car parked right outside. You don’t want a burglar to mistake your house as an empty prime target.

Watch out for suspicious cars, often with tinted windows, and people you don’t recognize suddenly walking past your house or apartment more frequently. This is where a security camera can come into play. It’s not often that we’ll be actively looking outside our windows while we’re working from home, so you can rely on your Toucan Security Cameras to keep an eye out for you. They’ll alert you with instant notifications through the Toucan Smart Home app when someone triggers the PIR motion detectors.

Have some extra security for your workplace.

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If you own a business, office, or warehouse and can’t be there all the time right now, a Wireless Camera or Wireless Video Doorbell would be the perfect addition to your security system. You’ll be able to easily and conveniently keep track of what’s going on in your usual workplace while you currently work from home!

Keep an eye on your loved ones.

Just because you’re working from home, doesn’t mean you’ll be by your loved ones’ sides 100% of the time. If you have an at-risk loved one, you can install a Toucan Wireless Security Camera in their house or apartment and monitor it from your own home. In the event of your loved one falling or their home being broken into, you’ll be able to receive an instant alert and immediately call for help.

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Or if you need to have the camera in a specific room, like your nursery or your toddler’s play room, you’ll be able to make sure your children are safe. Communicate with your child or at-risk loved one through Toucan’s 2-Way Talk to manage the situation.

Make sure your pets are safe.

Watching your Dog  - Work from Home Safety Tips

You can also communicate with your pets through the 2-Way Talk with a wireless security camera. Remind them to stay off the couch and stop chewing on the pillows using the Toucan Smart Home app. Make sure they haven’t escaped or gotten into trouble somehow while you’re busy! These are the kinds of things you need instant notifications for; you don’t want to realize what they’re up to when it’s already too late.

Find out when your food deliveries and packages have arrived.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been ordering takeout and lots of packages while working from home! I make sure to include in my delivery order comments “Please do not ring the doorbell” when they bring my food because the sound makes my dogs go crazy and their barking shocks me out of my work flow.

Wireless Video Doorbell  - Work from Home Safety Tips

Thankfully, with my Toucan Wireless Video Doorbell, I get a notification right away when my food arrives, so I don’t have to keep checking the delivery app and can just focus on what I’m doing. Not only does a video doorbell help with seeing who is at your door, you can receive a delivery contact free.

The second my packages from online shopping (always treat yourself!) arrive, I can go outside and pick up my package immediately.

Package Safety  - Work from Home Safety Tips

Right now is the perfect time to set up a Toucan security system in your home. As you can see, there’s more that the right wireless security camera system can do for us, beyond watching out for burglars. Invest in your home and invest in yourself!

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