When it comes to all of the different ways to calm anxiety, using a home security camera never came to mind. But as soon as I installed my home cameras, I felt an incredible sense of calm and safety that has made a significant improvement in my anxiety ever since. So, if you’ve been going back and forth as to whether you should invest in a home security system, the short answer is yes and here’s why.
How a Home Security Camera Can Calm Anxiety
When I first got a home security camera, it was for fun. I wanted to see what my dogs did when I wasn’t home. However, I quickly found out that having a security camera can be a great tool for managing anxiety, specifically for those who have their anxiety triggered by things, such as:
- Leaving their kids at home with a babysitter
- Answering the front door
- Not knowing who’s outside of your home
- Not having the ability to see what’s going on around your home (inside and outside)
- Leaving their furry companions at home alone
Here are some ways installing a camera can help reduce your anxiety and give you the comfort you’re desperately hoping for.
Eliminates The Fear of the Unknown
A lot of anxiety stems from the unknown – not knowing what is happening or what is going to happen are two huge triggers for the majority of us. With a security camera in your home, you can alleviate the worries because you can physically see and hear what’s going on.
Alleviating Parents Anxiety When Kids Are Being Babysat
If you have someone coming to babysit your kids and this makes you anxious (as it does for most of us parents), having an indoor security camera allows you check in on them whenever you want. The same can be said for your pets or your prized possessions! You can always check in and see what’s going on.
Calming Parents Anxiety When Kids Are Playing Out of Sight
Depending on the age of your children, you may allow them to play in a different room by themselves or with their siblings or friends. Having the camera set up allows you to check in whenever you want. Plus, they won’t hear you creeping up the stairs. So, you’ll actually know what is going on when you aren’t around.
Soothing Sleep Anxiety
Every parent can relate to worrying about their child as they sleep. You may even worry so much that you find yourself staying awake just to check on them because the anxiety becomes so unbearable if you don’t. For this particular situation, using a home security camera to calm anxiety is a great option. The camera I used, which I will talk about in just a moment, has night vision. So, you can watch your little one sleep without having to get yourself out of bed – or worse, risk waking them up in the middle of the night.
Feeling Safe When You’re Home Alone
Another situation where I found using a home security camera to calm anxiety so effective is for when I’m home alone. Being left alone in the home as a female can come with plenty of anxiety. The slightest creek of a door can make your nerves jump. I used to have a security system which alerted me every time a door or window opened. I also have a doorbell camera so I know who is on the other side at all times.
Home Security Camera Features You’ll Want to Consider Having
The Live Notifications Keeps You Aware
The live notifications are key to using a home security camera to calm anxiety. This feature reassured that I knew what was going on as it was going on. This allowed me to take action if needed.
Additionally, when you know you’ll receive a notification anytime there’s movement, you can put your worries at ease when you aren’t receiving any. This helped specifically for eliminating the “what ifs” that plague us warriors.
The 360 Degree Scan Gave Me Full Perspective
Being able to control the camera from my iPhone was a huge benefit. I could tune into the camera to watch my dogs, even when they were running all over the place. I would just tap on the arrow keys to shift the lens as needed.
The Intercom Option Gives You Control
An intercom option where you can talk through the camera. This is exceptionally helpful for parents with anxiety or who want to keep a close eye on their children.
The Cloud Gave Gives Extra Reassurance
There are times when anxiety doesn’t necessarily happen right away. Sometimes, you have a super normal day, only to later find out that a package was delivered but isn’t on your front porch, or a window was left open, or your front door was unlocked all day. Having a home security system with a cloud service saves your videos, so you can go back and see what happened anytime your security camera picked up motion or sound.
Night Vision Calms Night Time Nerves
Using night vision on a home security camera to calm anxiety goes without saying. Darkness can be scary; having the option to see what’s going on even in the night time is a great advantage. I found this feature to be particularly beneficial for soothing sleep anxiety.
You don’t even need to have anxiety to see the benefits of having a home security camera. The sense of security, confidence and safety is something everyone can benefit from. So, whether the unknown drives causes you to experience intense fear and anxiety or you simply want to know what’s going on in your household when you aren’t around, installing a home security system can help.