A Guide to Buying Security Cameras

Video cameras were once considered as play toys of big businesses and the affluent because their prices decades ago were too high for most of us to afford. However, these days, security cameras are becoming more and more popular with small business owner as well as homeowners because they have become more accessible for the average person. If you are looking to purchase a security camera, you will find that there is huge variety of security cameras with different features and price ranges to choose from, making it more difficult to decide which one is really for you.

The first thing you will need to do is to identify how you will be using the camera, whether you plan on using it for outdoor surveillance, for indoor surveillance, or for both. You will need to evaluate your security needs in order for the security cameras to be more effective. Once you have identified where you plan on installing the cameras, you will need to determine how many security cameras you plan on having installed and where to install them. It is important that you install them on strategic locations to make sure the video feed they capture is usable when necessary.

The next thing you will need to do is identify the type of camera you want to use, whether it is wired or wireless. Wired security cameras have the advantage of having no frequency distortion or interference and they also have the advantage of being night vision capable, which means they are able to see movement even in low to zero light conditions. Wireless security cameras on the other hand offer covert capabilities due to the absence of any wiring, which often can be a dead giveaway. A new type of security camera that is gaining in popularity is the IP based security cameras. They connect to your computer’s router which allows you to access them from remote locations over the internet.

The last thing you will need to determine will be the resolution of the security cameras. Resolution can be defined as the number of pixel per frame. Resolution is directly related to the quality of the image or feed captured. Having a higher resolution security camera will provide you a much clearer and crisper image. This will then allow you to easily identify people who get caught on your security camera.

As mentioned above, there are many types of security cameras to choose from that can make any uninformed buyer confused. However, you can easily make the right choice by taking careful considerations of the factors involved when buying security cameras.

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  1. Indeed, I have seen that many security companies are now offering cameras more or less as standard to their clients. If you’re a bit technical it is also entirely possible to set one of these up yourself.

    I guy I know even built his very own solar powered (with bakcup of course) security camera setup.

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