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You can be sure that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have 24-hour security camera surveillance of their homes. Their worldwide celebrity demands it.
But security cameras for home protection are not an exclusive luxury of the super-rich and famous. Your wealth, status or personal circumstances may make it necessary to purchase home security that goes far beyond a simple burglar alarm.
Increasingly, American consumers are buying home security camera systems. They are sold by many home/personal security retailers, and are widely available on the Internet.
Advances in technology make them more affordable than ever. Expect to pay up to $1,000 for a basic package to several thousand dollars for a state-of-the-art system. Some of the bigger digital systems come with a dozen or more waterproof cameras for indoor and outdoor monitoring. The cameras have what is known as an electronic iris and a wide angle lens.
Making them convenient are monitoring systems that can be set up using a standard cable modem and Internet connection. Just ask for a model that has "plug and play" capabilities.