I've got a little one on the way (Dec. 29th) and have really started to get serious about keeping the house a little safer as I've started a new career and will be out of town a couple days out of the week for quite possibly the rest of my life .
Other than current projects of getting a biometric operated quick access gun vault for the lady as well as getting her something easier to shoot, basement window removal and blocking of said hole, and getting strike masters on the front and rear doors.
I would really like to get a decent lower cost camera system to mount out off the back of our house to monitor our back yard (we recently had our lawn mower and weed eater stolen off our back porch which has left a nasty taste in my mouth).
I just need one camera, IR, and must be all weather capable. The problem im posed with is the monitoring/recording. I would really require it that we could just plug it into the TV and watch it as an input, but also find it necessary to have a way to record at the same time.
Being able to watch the camera online would also be very nice or from an Iphone but NOT to considered as a requirement.
As far as other security measures for the home we have a large very territorial Siberian husky, a motion activated light for the back porch, dusk to dawn lights on the front porch, heavy glass security door with dead bolt, faux ADT sign, small safe, and security chain on rear door. Any other ideas are appreciated, I want to keep my little family as safe as I can!