There are many homeowners out there who ask if a security camera system is worth the investment. You might be persuaded when you learn how security cameras can help deter crime as well as help solve them. The truth is many would-be robbers and thieves try to avoid homes equipped with security cameras as much as possible because they know they are likely to get caught by law enforcements if they are captured under the lens of a security camera. The fact that security cameras can help prevent crime and assist in the prosecution as evidence should crime do occur make them an indispensable and must have security equipment that can help boost the security and protection of your home and family.
The advancement of technology in the recent decade has led to the evolution of the security camera. These days, you will find different types of security cameras along with different accessories and features. Most of these advancements, features, and accessories are for the betterment of security itself. One of the notable advancements in security camera technology would be the ability to view the area you are monitoring in high resolution. This not only gives you a better picture of what you are monitoring, but you can also identify family from intruders thanks to the video quality.
Another technological advancement in security cameras is the recording medium. There was a time when video feed from security cameras were recorded on video tape recorders (VTR) which was not only expensive to maintain, but also very cluttered as video tapes can only store a few days worth of recording, which meant lots of backup video tapes. These days, they use digital video recorders (DVR) to record every video feed coming from multiple cameras. The advantage to using DVR is that everything is digital which means storage is easy and simple, and it could also be transferred and transmitted over the internet for remote viewing.
There are other features that security cameras have nowadays that could help increase the security of your home. One of these is the night vision capability which allows you to monitor your home in low to zero-light conditions. Another feature would be motion sensors which can trigger recording once motion has been detected. This feature help save recording space in the DVR as recording is only activated when there is activity in the monitored area.
Having outdoor security cameras placed conspicuously outside your home can help notify and warn people that your home is protected and monitored by security cameras. This is a tell-tale sign that any misdemeanor they do inside your property can be used against them as their actions will likely be caught by your security cameras.