Security Cameras Helpful, but Can They Invade Privacy?

Two little girls were rescued by authorities in Wisconsin, after police say their foster mother allegedly beat them; but police might never have found out if it hadn't been for a faulty security system.

A neighbor watched through his own wireless security system, as images of children he didn't know came through to his monitor. After seeing them get hit repeatedly, he called authorities.

While the problems with the security system worked to help someone in need, it also means if you're using a wireless security system, it's possible your neighbors could accidentally be getting video from your house, without you knowing it.

Tony Plasse, a systems engineer from AAA Systems in Bowling Green, says one of the most risky things you can buy is the do-it-yourself wireless security kits you can find on the internet or in stores.

He says with those systems, there's a possibility someone could pick up your signal, just like a wireless phone, and although digital wireless systems do provide more security than the old analog systems, we're told if someone knows what they're doing, they still might be able to pick up your signal.

AAA Systems outfits many homes and businesses in the area with security systems, but closed circuit and remote, but they don't recommend their customers get wireless security systems.

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