Secu­ri­ty cam­eras play an impor­tant role in the over­all safe­ty of your home. Many secu­ri­ty sys­tems make use of cam­eras, but peo­ple often neglect cer­tain fac­tors when installing them. These often ignored facts are essen­tial in keep­ing your home safe.

Image qual­i­ty

The bet­ter the image qual­i­ty, the clear­er the pic­ture. Don’t skimp on the qual­i­ty of the images from your secu­ri­ty cam­era. If there’s a break-in on your prop­er­ty, you—and the police—want to be able to clear­ly see the per­pe­tra­tor through the cam­era. In terms of colour ver­sus black and white, this is entire­ly up to you. A cam­era with impec­ca­ble image qual­i­ty will cap­ture the same details in colour and black and white.

Light­ing con­di­tions

When installing secu­ri­ty cam­eras, don’t for­get about light­ing con­di­tions. Take into con­sid­er­a­tion where the light hits the area. Is it a low-light area? Does sun­light hit it direct­ly? Light­ing con­di­tions will affect your secu­ri­ty cam­eras because too much light dur­ing the day is actu­al­ly a bad thing. You need to ensure that your cam­era is installed in a mod­er­ate­ly lit area where the light isn’t blind­ing.

Stor­age capac­i­ty

Secu­ri­ty cam­eras are capa­ble of stor­ing video footage. The amount of video footage stored depends on the cam­era. You must decide how much footage you need to store on the hard dri­ve. Some cam­eras have hard dri­ves that keep footage for up to a year, while oth­ers range any­where from one day to sev­er­al months.

Remote access

A good secu­ri­ty cam­era will con­nect to a larg­er sys­tem that can be remote­ly accessed from your oth­er devices. Ide­al­ly, you want to have a secu­ri­ty cam­era that allows for remote access, so you can mon­i­tor your home when you are not there. You should opt for one that con­nects to a cen­tral mon­i­tor­ing cen­tre where agents are able to respond to any dis­tur­bance that occurs while you’re away.

DIY vs Pro­fes­sion­al

Many peo­ple opt to install their own secu­ri­ty cam­eras. The prob­lem with tak­ing a DIY approach to instal­la­tion is that you may not do it cor­rect­ly. It’s best to use the ser­vices of a secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­al when it comes to installing cam­eras. They will be able to set your cam­eras up accu­rate­ly and ensure they are prop­er­ly con­nect­ed to your secu­ri­ty sys­tem.

Secu­ri­ty cam­eras are a great tool for pro­tect­ing your prop­er­ty. Con­tact us for more infor­ma­tion. We will keep your home and fam­i­ly safe. It’s what we do.

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Mike Wedmann
Mike Wedmann is an experienced Security Industry Professional with over 25 years experience as a Security Integrator and Project Manager. Mike has been with Protection Plus Inc. for over 20 years. Mike has lived in the greater Toronto area for over 25 years with his wife, 2 kids and a dog named Bart. He has an educational background in Communications and writing. Mike is a published author that writes about his experiences on various topics, including his experience as a parent. Primarily Mike writes about Security Industry products and Security Solutions that benefit consumers.