When we talk about security cameras we aren’t talking about the different shapes and sizes here, we are talking about the types that are on offer and where you are looking to keep close surveillance on. Perhaps your back garden is a place where you want a camera pointing towards, or maybe you want an indoor camera setup in your garage pointing towards your most prized possession, that 1971 Ferrari?
Or, maybe you are in the market for a camera that also has an in-built security system and home automation? You see, camera are much more than point and record devices in the 21st century and it’s quite easy to purchase the wrong one without the right know how.
The first category of camera we wanted to talk about is the most popular choice for security as they are outdoor cameras that can offer wide field of view points than the standard cameras do. These outdoor cameras can come in different varieties but if you want to get the ultimate in security than the dome camera systems which offer a full 360 viewpoint are going to provide the best that money can buy.
If you just want to focus in on one particular area then a single camera with a fixed lens can permanently focus on something (such as the car on your drive, or the front porch area). Most of these cameras will also allow you to hook up to laptops, smartphones and tablets in order to see the live stream, playback, and even allow you to move the camera position (only in some cameras).
Of course, what you have to remember is that outdoor cameras are also up against the harsh conditions of the weather, during snow, cold, warm and sunny periods they have to be durable.
Indoor cameras are usually more high quality because they don’t have to put up against the elements of the weather. Instead these can be fixed into positions and pointed either at one area of focus (such as your garage door, or the external door that leads from your garage to the main part of the house).
Indoor cameras can also offer the same level of coverage, such as the 360 dome camera view or permanent fixed focus. With the fixed focus cameras you are going to benefit from the highest quality video images, so just keep that in mind when you come to purchasing your home security camera.
We now move onto slightly different camera forms, and what you will see from these cameras is that battery life and storage space isn’t eaten up as fast. As the name suggest this type of home security camera will only be activated when something triggers it off. These type of cameras can be used both indoor and outdoor but are better suited to areas where there isn’t much activity throughout the day.
If you have cats or dogs especially these cameras are easily set off by animals so you might want to take that into account when you come to decision making on the best home security camera to use.
Technology is everywhere we look these days and you can’t go too far without seeing someone embracing the advancements in this global area.
Firstly, wireless cameras just look better because you haven’t got to trail around lengths of wires and cables around the exterior or interior of your house. Instead they use wireless technology to pair with a base unit, and you will find these being used in places that aren’t easy to feed wires too.
Most camera units will support wireless, from motions detection cameras that we have already mentioned to adjustable cameras and more.
We are going to leave you with the ultimate in security and technology, which covers every aspect of your home. This is where the flexibility of your home surveillance systems goes way past the simple recording and viewing of video tapes, this is where you can turn your house into a complete remote monitoring and home automation system where the security systems will control the visitors to your house (refusing or granting them access), unlocking and locking certain doors in the house while you are your partner are out for the night and your kids are left indoors, and much more.
Obviously these systems take time to setup and they don’t come cheap to say the least but we could be seeing the future of home security technology right here in the form of fully automated home security cameras that can control every aspect of your home.