We all want to protect our family and our homes from harm. Have you considered a security system or camera for your home or office? Security cameras come in many types and have seemingly endless feature options. With so many different kinds of home security cameras available, deciding which one makes sense for your home can be a daunting task. Need some quick information? Watch this video to see one techies list of the top security cameras for 2017.
Important Security Features
Below are some of the important features to keep in mind when comparing home security cameras.
Cameras with motion detection can send you notifications when the camera observes motion within its field of view. These notifications can alert you to suspicious activity, so you can monitor the situation.
Field of View
Field of View refers to the width of area a camera can record. This is important because it will affect how many cameras you’ll need and where you should place them.
The sound feature can refer to your camera receiving sound via a microphone, emitting sound via a speaker, or both. Cameras with both can double as an intercom.
Resolution defines how clear the image from your camera will be. A clearly visible image is very helpful when trying to identify faces or items in the images your camera records.
A camera with WiFi can communicate with your home network wirelessly which can be very handy for installation, but is also less susceptible to being disabled, because it doesn’t have wires which could be cut.
The distance to which your camera can record images in low to no light situations can have a great impact on its effectiveness because often criminal activity can happen at night.
A camera that can pan and/or tilt may be able to record a larger area than a static camera and therefor reduce the total number of cameras needed to observe a particular area.
Obviously, if a camera costs so much that you can no longer afford the valuables you’re trying to protect with it, then it doesn’t serve a purpose. Cost is a factor for every purchasing decision.
Moving to the Phoenix area? Tom Smith is a full-time real estate professional at RE/MAX Infinity and has helped people buy and sell homes in Chandler and the Phoenix area for more than 16 years.
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(Article in part from http://www.safewise.com/resources/home-security-cameras)