I have 4 dogs, but doesn't help when they are snoring in the kitchen
I also have some bang bang home protection, but doesn't help when I am snoring in the bed
Living in the country, well kind of, we have never really locked doors. I used to leave the keys hang in the ignition so that is becoming a practice now. Now that we moved in with my mom, her house is next to a public bike trail, the drive is only 30 feet from the path through the brush so vehicles can be an easy target, especially since they way garage and drive faces the res of the house, there is no line of sight. We do have a motion sensor light that works pretty well, but obviously it just let whomever have more light to see in the Bronco.
I am not worrying too much about real time monitoring, if it happens it happens, I want to be able to ID the perp.
We also have an estrange nephew who sometimes makes his presence know, if he does something I want a video record.
I have done the research a little on cameras, as I and you have stated, there is good and bad quality so I have a lot more to look at. Seems a lot of IR night vision cannot read license plates unless there is an extra light near the plate. The IR makes the plate reflective.
Would be nice to have a wireless back at the barn too for unwanted to critters or to see what's stealing my eggs