Buying a home security and CCTV systems is an important decision, and if you are planning to buy one, you should do some research so that you get the best in your budget. Here are some tips to help you to settle with a satisfactory surveillance system which serves your purpose.
Some Surveillance Systems Come with Motion Detectors
Many security systems have the motion detecting technology. If some motion is detected by the cameras in the vicinity within the range of CCTV camera, then you get alerted. This helps you steer clear of suspicious activities.
#1. Camera Field
Not all cameras have the same field of view. Some have it wider, and some shorter. The more money you spend on cameras the stronger will be its power and field. There are two ways you can plan the camera placements depending on the view field. You may either install many cameras with shorter view fields in short gaps, or you may install fewer cameras in longer gaps which have a wider field of view.
The lesser cameras you have to look through the easier it will be for you, and the more cameras you have to surf through it will be daunting for you.
#2. Cameras with Sound Feature
Some cameras come with crystal clear sound feature while some are dumb. A dumb camera is also used in the same way, but with the only disadvantage that you won’t be getting any sound of the place, you are viewing. Many people install such soundless cameras, and they were quite much in use throughout. But with newer styles being introduced, cameras with sound capture and sound emission have gained wide popularity. While some cameras would only capture and send you to sound of the place, some would also accept your sound and emit; thus, acting as a phone or intercom to establish two-way connections. This feature adds to the benefit, but you can go for a camera without sound if you are looking at more pocket-friendly options.
#3. Resolution of The Camera
Now it is vital that your camera comes with a resolution which brings you images that you can decipher. If your camera processes poor quality images then you may not be able to make out a suspicious activity or potential threat even when the camera catches it. To enjoy the full benefit of installing the home security and CCTV systems, your cameras must have good picture quality even if they don’t capture any sound.
#4. Wireless Connectivity
Cameras with wireless connectivity are always good. There are no wires; hence no tangles and adjustments with wire lengths. Moreover, they are easy to install and connect to the home network. Most of the homes have a Wi-Fi installed, these wireless cameras which are Wi-Fi enabled can be connected to the home network in this way. There are other options too like Bluetooth etc, and these also are popular. Overall the threat or intruder will not be able to cut wires and disable cameras when it’s wireless.
#5. Night Vision Enabled Cameras
You cannot ignore the fact that crimes often happen at night time, though you need around the clock protection. Your cameras which cannot detect movements and pictures at night won’t
be of much use for night time protection. Therefore, they must come with night vision feature. Now some cameras have this feature while some don’t, and you must try to accommodate a night vision enabled CCTV Camera in your budget.
#6. Cameras That Can Tilt
Some cameras can tilt and change the angle to capture a broader range of area, while some are fixed. Naturally, the angle changing cameras would cost higher. But you may compensate further with the installation of a lesser number of cameras with movement enabled cameras so that they can provide you a wider view of the area.
Today’s guest writer: Zac Ferry