Security cameras are, unsurprisingly, most effective in a group. No single camera can cover all the possible angles inside and outside of a home. As such, security-conscious homeowners should consider not just the quality of an individual camera, but the overall quality of a camera system when they decide to invest in home-security measures. The good news is that purchasing the right camera system can go a long way toward protecting you and your family and delivering long-lasting peace of mind. Here’s what to look for when buying a home security camera system:
The first, and most obvious place to start when reviewing different camera systems are the cameras themselves. The best home security systems depend on top-of-the-line cameras to detect, monitor, and record potential safety hazards. So security cameras need to be able to meet certain performance criteria.
Outdoor cameras should include all of the following features:
- Night-vision capabilities.
- High-definition, full-color, 720p picture quality.
- Weatherproof design.
- Long-range distance vision capabilities.
Similarly, indoor cameras should possess many of the same features. In addition, both indoor and outdoor cameras should come equipped with motion-detection sensors. This is especially important for doorbell cameras, which many homeowners use to monitor any suspicious activity on their front porch.
Cameras that are lacking in any of these features may produce low-quality images or miss certain security threats.
Of course, not only should home security cameras function well on an individual level, but homeowners should be able to access them all through remote connectivity. Excellent security systems synchronize their features onto an easy-to-use app. This way, homeowners will be able to access recorded security footage, view live streams of their property, and receive security alerts when something goes wrong. Remote connectivity is a big part of what separates security cameras from mere surveillance tools.
Installation Best Practices
The final aspect of an excellent home security setup is the installation and placement of the cameras. It’s imperative that homeowners enlist the help of a professional home security provider for installation. Improperly installed cameras may malfunction or cause false alarms. What’s more, setting up an entire home security system with proper WiFi backing and remote-viewing capabilities is a job best left to professionals. Plus, simply placing the cameras in the wrong place –– or not having enough cameras –– could leave your home with vulnerable blind spots. While ambitious homeowners may be able to tackle certain aspects of a DIY installation, partnering with a professional organization is much safer, easier, faster, and in the long run, more cost-effective than trying to do it all on your own.
Contact the Pros for Your Home Security Camera System
At Envision Security, we have the resources, knowledge, and experience to help homeowners make home security investments that will ensure peace of mind for years to come. We’re a “big little company,” which means that when you partner with us, you’ll enjoy both the expertise and quality products of a large company, with all of the great service you’d expect from a local provider. Contact us here and let us help you get started.