Basic home security camera systems are imperative for every home. The cameras provide safe protection of you and your family against criminals and identity theft. Placing security cameras in very strategic places around your property is critical. These areas include doors, windows, dark areas, the front area around your garage and driveway, and areas not visible from the inside of the house, are essential and a great addition in the planning of your home security.
- The presence alone of home security cameras is many times enough to discourage a criminal from bothering your house.
- There is no guarantee that your house will never be broken into, but you want your house to have as many “levels of layering” security deterrents as possible.
- The more deterrents you have for a criminal, the better off you are.
- A criminal’s whole purpose is to get in and out of your house or business the easiest and quickest way possible.
There are many options of wired or wireless home security camera systems to choose from. Purchasing cameras that can be used for both indoor and outdoor, are also a good solution.
- Wireless systems work 24/7 to record motion detection; they capture images even if the lighting isn’t good and are capable of standing up against any weather condition, although the transmission isn’t as reliable and the quality of the picture isn’t quite as good as the wired.
- When installing a wired system, you have to be careful not to harm the wires.
- I would also make sure to purchase a camera that has a hardened case or solid housing to protect the unit in case the crook tries to damage your security camera and lens.
- Surveillance cameras can also be wired into your VCR, or other recording devices so you can watch what images it captures at your convenience.
- The newer digital security camera records the images to the hard drive of your personal computer digital video recorder (DVR).
The best features to have on an outdoor camera are weatherproofed and night vision technology. Remember, many crimes happen with the darkness of night.
- If your house is broken into, you want to have clear photos and video recording of the criminal and what crime he’s committing.
- This also serves well for the prosecution of the thief
- Home security camera systems that use infra-red, (I.R.) technology are a super investment.
- The “IR” system can see moving objects in the dark. The camera lens has a set of special lights around it that light up the whole area. You don’t see this, but the camera does.
- Police departments use this technology at night when they are looking for crooks.
- Besides the Infra-red camera, you can purchase cameras that have zoom, panning and motion sensors.
One of the newer systems available is set to be accessed via the internet so you can check on your home or business from anywhere in the world, or you can install a video surveillance system, inside and out, that works on a wireless network and monitors it via your PDA.
Home Security Camera Systems Called Nanny Cams
Home security camera systems known as “nanny cams” have now become a very popular device to use in a home’s indoor security.
- They can be hidden easily and are often disguised as a household appliance, clock, radio, etc.
- You want to make sure though, that whatever system you use covers a large enough area of each room.
- These became very popular in homes that had children after local news programs, CNN, and 20/20, to name a few, showed replays of nannies and caregivers abusing children, the elderly and animals.
Home security camera systems work hard to protect your family and valuables so please take advantage of the many options there are for your safety and protection against identity theft and intruders.