There’s definitely a lot to learn about home security cameras before you can go and invest in them with any kind of confidence. Because there are so many questions that need to be asked before you can really find the right system for you we want to help answer a few of them now. We hope that we can make this easier for you!
Q: How can I know what kind of equipment I need for my home?
A: This is a really important question to begin with, because it’s kind of the beginning and the answer is pretty straightforward. How many access points are there into your home? These are the greatest vulnerabilities you have. They can be Front and back doors or large windows in ground floor bedrooms. Of course second floor windows can also be included. Make sure you at least have sensors on each of these access points. It’s advisable to have cameras covering all of the ground floor access points as well, because cameras will help to identify and of course provide live monitoring so you might catch someone in the act!
Q: How do I record in the dark?
A: For many homeowners nighttime seems like the bigger threat, and while most burglary actually happens during the daytime, it’s an important question. How does a camera film in the dark? The good news is, it’s very easy to find affordable cameras that are capable of low-light infrared surveillance. This means that these cameras area actually able to switch themselves over when the lighting gets low enough and begin to project infrared light (which the human eye can’t see) and record what is reflected as an image that’s pretty clear.
Q: Why would I want home monitoring?
A: Home monitoring or indoor surveillance, is not just helpful to check in on the babysitter and kids. Many homeowners use home monitoring to check on a child who is asleep upstairs, or a pet who is home alone during the day. For those who own rental property that is located a distance from your home a monitoring system means keeping an eye on your property conveniently. You can also watch the front door if you’re expecting a delivery or visitors and avoid answering unwanted visitors.
Q: Should I install security cameras myself, or get professional help?
A: This controversial answer is mostly dependent upon you and what you’re used to when it comes to electronics. Home improvement projects are one thing, but actually installing a home security system requires strategic placement of the various devices and wise use of space. Professional technicians bring to the table their experience, expertise, and of course, the time they have available to provide quality service. On your own you might save a bundle, but you can end up with glitches in the system that cause many false alarms, as well as inconvenience. Additionally you can fail to get the proper coverage on your home, which could mean missing critical moments.