How To Get True Security From A Camera


To protect your home, you need to think about what to do to keep thieves out as well as how to identify them if  they get into your home. Few pieces of security equipment can do both as well as a security camera can. In order to get the most from your security camera, you need to choose a camera with the right options. 

Wired vs. Wireless

A security camera must have a power supply and a way of transmitting an image to a storage device. If your camera uses wires or cables, the upside is that you have a constant power supply and an unbroken link to your recording device. The downside is that if a thief can cut these wires, your camera is no longer a deterrent. A wireless camera uses batteries for a power supply and a wireless signal to send images to a recording device. These cameras tend to be harder for thieves to defeat, but if you don't maintain your batteries, or something happens to disrupt the signal, then your camera may only deter thieves who think it is running. 

Infrared Illumination

Thieves who attack your home under cover of night might hope that there image won't show up on a camera. This is where infrared illumination can be helpful. Cameras that use infrared technology can detect movement in the dark and then light up the people so that the camera can record their image. Having a camera that can record quality images in the dark will protect you day and night. 

Anti-Fogging Features

If condensation forms on a camera, any image it does record will be distorted. A clear, color image can help identify a thief, but a blurred image is next to worthless. A camera with thermostatic controls will heat up or cool down the camera to prevent condensation and preserve a clear image. If you place your camera outside, then thermostatic controls are a key feature to look for. 

Placement of Cameras

A good security camera is only as good as its placement. You should place cameras to patrol doors and gates, but you may also want to use wide angle lenses to capture more of your yard. 

Sometimes the mere presence of a camera is enough to deter would-be thieves, but a camera that takes a good quality image can help you to track down thieves that got past your home's defenses. When you buy a camera for your home, make sure you buy one that has the features that you really need. 

For more information, contact a professional like Connext Security


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