Web cams are great for home security. They’re not so great at telling how deep the snow is in your driveway or how close your snow removal operator came to your garage door.

We’ve experienced a two to three-fold increase in the number of snow removal-related inquiries originiating from remote web cam viewing this season compared to last year. As we follow up on these inquiries we’re finding that over half of these inquiries are the result of a misleading perspective created by the camera’s wide viewing angle.

We take all inquires seriously and do our best to follow up with each one. However, please consider that web cams often provide a misleading perspective and that there is no substitute for in-person observation to formulate a complete picture of your home’s snow clearing performance.