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Security Camera Systems for Homes: How to Choose the Right One

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I do not mean to scare you but let me tell you something that most people do not know: The ASIO has reported that there were 2889 home burglaries reported on the year 2015 in the city of Sydney. These numbers are almost similar for all the metropolitan cities all over Australia. This is a clear alarm for you to invest in a best security camera system for your homes. Now, if you are planning to set up a security camera system, you definitely should not jump and buy the first one you come across. Do your research diligently, consult several security agencies, and then reach a conclusion of which type of security camera system would be the most apt for your home.

Security Camera Systems
Security Camera Systems

Features to focus on:

When you need a security camera system for your home, the options and features available can be overwhelming. Just google for security cameras and you will have a long list of different types of cameras with various features. Well, just because there are so many features available, you are not supposed to get them all as there is a restraint called budget. You, as the homeowner, would have the best judgement of what level of security your home needs. The security agencies may tell you that there is only one kind of security camera system for every home but that is not true. The size of the house itself plays an important role in the selection of the right security system. There are 5 types of camera systems to choose from:

Bullet cameras
Dome cameras
Live streaming cameras
Hidden cameras
Wireless cameras

Questions to analyse about:

Wired or wireless cameras?

Wired as well as wireless connections, both have their own pros and cons. In case of wired ones, they are a little difficult to install and are not discreet. It would be a good idea to get the security camera wires built into the construction or else the loose wire all around may appear unattractive and cumbersome. But, wired cameras provide clearer pictures and a more reliable service. In case of wireless ones, the recording transmission is through signals and hence no wires are needed and that makes them discreet and have more flexibility. But the problem with these cameras is that there can be inferences due to wireless internet connections which can hinder the transmission recording and you may lose some footage and the transmission and reduce the speed of the internet connection as well.

Colour or black and white?

Needless to say that colour cameras are definitely costlier than black and white ones. Generally, for home security camera systems, you do not need colour cameras. But, you need to look for high resolution. Colour or black and white is not the concern unless the intruder can be easily identified. So, ensure that the camera output has high picture quality. Ensure the camera also has night vision capabilities as most break-ins happen during the night time.

Security Camera Systems
Security Camera Systems for Homes

IP or analog transmission and storage?

IP and analog cameras offer 2 different ways to access the security camera system’s footage. An IP camera connects to the house’s internet connection and you can access the footage via a particular URL address. Analog security camera systems are the simpler and the less costlier ones which can record endless hours of footage. Analog systems are more appropriate for home security systems in most of the cases as they do not take up internet bandwidth.

The coverage?

Depending on where the camera is to be fixed, you may determine the coverage of the camera. The amount of area covered by the camera lens can cover varies a lot. In case you want a camera at the entrance to record who is entering, choose the one that can only shoot directly in front of the lens. In case you want to cover a whole room, choose wide angle cameras or pan-tilt-zoom cameras.
With these factors clearly determined, you can explain your requirements to the security agency clearly and thereby get exactly what you require and secure your home.

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