Many homeowners install an exterior CCTV surveillance system for the increased security of their homes and the added peace of mind for their families. However, installing an exterior video security system provides parents with the additional advantage of monitoring their teenagers’ activities and safety, especially when parents are not at home.Often parents worry about leaving their teenagers home alone. Is my teen responsible enough to know what to do if something happens while I’m away? Can my adolescent be trusted when I’m not at home? There are many reasons why parents may install exterior surveillance cameras around their house to monitor and keep their children safe during their absence. Parents may want to keep track of when their adolescents come and go. Are they leaving for school on time or attending school at all? Are they coming home safely from school or other activities when expected? Are they coming home after set curfew times? When teenagers are home alone, security cameras allow them to see who is at the door, such as gas or electric meter readers, delivery persons, or sales people, without opening the door first. Then teens can follow predetermined instructions on how to handle these types of visitors. If your child hears unexplained noises or suspects a burglar may be trying to get in your home, security cameras allow your teen to determine what or who is outside, and then take the appropriate action such as calling 911. Plus, video recordings may provide the police with valuable information that can help them capture and possibly convict any criminals.