We cannot stress enough how important it is to be 100% secure about the safety of your home or business. One of the many ways you can do so is through investing on a good surveillance system. A part of that system would be quality security cameras. Whether you’re someone considering to get one for your home, or someone who already invested in one and can’t quite figure out what to do next, here are the basics of the things that you must know.
To get the most out of your security cameras, its placement is one aspect that needs careful consideration.
INDOORS: Indoor cameras are designed to keep an eye on what takes place inside your home or business. Be it your loved ones, babysitters, housekeepers, or anyone you don’t know too well, but still play an active role within the home. It is ideal to place your cameras in key areas where the most action takes place. Such as the living room or the children’s play area. It’s also practical to install a security camera in the room where most valuables are kept. Commonly, this will be the master’s bedroom.
OUTDOORS: Surveillance systems installed outdoors are meant to keep your house or your business safe. It can help keep the criminal minds away and help you see who’s at the door. People with outdoor security cameras commonly install their units at the front door. You can also install at key areas and corners that will give you an all-around view of your property.
Dome cameras are usually the ones that are inconspicuous in design. It features three axis mounting and cannot change its field of view. It’s commonly static and has limitations in it lense.
Bullet cameras on the other hand are large in size. It’s ideal for outdoor use as it features a swivel function. This allows more flexibility and control in the viewer’s field of view. However, it needs to be installed in high areas to maximize its utility. Box cameras are the ones that offer a wide range of lenses. They’re usually dual-powered and inexpensive.
Spy cameras or hidden cameras are the ones that aren’t entirely visible if you’re from the outside looking in. They’re very inconspicuous but can still do the necessary surveillance job just the same.
Pan, tilt, and zoom cameras Also known as PTZ, it’s one of the most powerful type of surveillance cameras you can find in the market. This type of camera is excellent for when you need cover a wide area as it offers a wide range of motion. PTZs are one of the most flexible cameras you can purchase. Most surveillance cameras can only focus on one angle. With a PTZ, the camera can always be moved up to 360 degrees of pan or tilt to give you the best view possible.
Night vision need we say more? This feature speaks for itself. But to explain further, night vision in security cameras are usually a common thing. It operates automatically with sensors that can pick up images in the dark at specific distances. As with technology, some security cameras are more advanced than others. More up-to-date models are built to handle dark and difficult scenarios at wider distances.
Colored vs Black & White When you’re only after the basics of security surveillance, color cameras aren’t a necessity. As long as it can capture clear images, then there wouldn’t be a problem. However there are some instances when businesses opt for the colored ones. Possibly because colored cameras can deliver more vivid pictures. Depending on what your needs are and what results you are after, both colored and B&W cameras can still deliver the performance people will expect from surveillance systems.
Don’t think twice in investing on tools that will make the ones you love and the things you value at risk. Talk to us now and let’s make your environment safer and more secure.