If you’re like most people who have been watching the news about the rise in crime rates and the proliferation of home invasions and home break-ins, you’re looking for an affordable, yet high-tech, way to protect your home from intruders. You may be wondering if you should invest in a new security camera system that is both affordable and highly effective. This is a question that most homeowners struggle with. But there are some important things to consider when shopping around for a security camera system and which one will work best for you.
Most smart security camera systems are lightweight and are easy to set up. You can get them installed in less time than it takes to prepare a traditional home security system. The systems are also easy to upgrade. For example, if you want to add new cameras to your system, you can just replace the existing wireless or hard-wired cameras with ones with newer technology. You can also add additional security features to the system such as infrared sensors, motion detectors and even a cellular connection to transfer the video to your phone via a high-speed data network.
Many homeowners have been impressed with the performance and ease of installation of a cheap smart security camera system. There are also many benefits to using a wireless security camera system, including portability, easy installation and monitoring and less need to bring a power cord with you when you go out on vacation. However, these are all good things but what about the cost?
You may be tempted to look for discounts on security camera systems when you’re shopping. Many local retailers will offer a discount if you buy two or more. You can also often find great prices online. Just make sure that the camera you buy has a high definition video recording option and that the camera system comes with a two-year warranty, since you may need to replace certain components regularly.
In terms of features, you should decide whether or not you’ll be able to see your kids when you have your alarm system on. and whether you’re comfortable with the idea of your children wandering out at night when the house is empty. Some security cameras come equipped with night vision. Others only have motion sensors.
One of the biggest features to look for when choosing security camera systems is what type of storage space you need. Some systems store footage remotely on your phone’s memory card, allowing you to access recorded footage remotely even when you’re not at home. You may need to check with the manufacturer before purchasing.
Buying a Camera System
Once you’ve decided to purchase a security camera, there are a few other things you’ll want to consider before you make the final purchase. These include the type of camera lens, whether you want pan/tilt, tilt, tilt and zoom, the number of channels available and the quality of the recording.
To get the most bang for your buck, consider purchasing a more compact and lightweight camera system instead of a bigger, bulkier model. As with all electronics, you want the smallest and lightest camera possible so that the device fits neatly inside your home and that the camera doesn’t interfere with your current security measures.
If you need more than one camera, you can always choose between a wired or wireless camera and whether you want pan/tilt, tilt, or zoom. A wireless camera gives you the flexibility of changing the camera angle while still keeping it concealed in your home. But wireless systems are sometimes hard to install and tend to lose their signal often. So, you’ll want to invest in a wired camera system that offers at least two channels.
If you’re going to buy a security camera system for home use, you may need to check with your local police department to make sure that the company you buy from is authorized to operate cameras. Also, some states prohibit people from installing surveillance cameras without a license. Before you install the system, you should call and ask for a demonstration of installation to make sure that it’s legal.
So, don’t hesitate to take the extra time to do your research. You may end up buying a smart security camera system for less than you think.