Many people nowadays consider having security cameras and a surveillance system for their homes. Their main reason for trying to obtain these helpful items is to enhance their home security measures and ensure that their property is secure and every member of the family is safe from potential danger.
Most companies or dealers that sell security cameras and surveillance systems offer sets or kits for home use. It is much more practical buying a security camera and surveillance system set or kit because most homes only need 2 to 4 security cameras and these are usually enough to cover most of a home’s basic security needs. Depending on the size of the house, of course, the larger the house, then the more security cameras are needed to cover all the important areas for monitoring.
Below are various different types of wireless security cameras:
Hidden Wireless Security Cameras
Hidden wireless security cameras have become much more widespread these days because they have come in smaller sizes and wireless technology has become more convenient, reliable and affordable. Nowadays, many companies that offer security cameras and surveillance systems for home use typically recommend the use of wireless security cameras for the purpose of hiding or disguising them as ordinary household items while gathering images or videos of activities that occur within the home.
Hidden wireless security cameras are extremely useful for home security, but due to the fact that they are very versatile and can be concealed easily, they are used to monitor babysitters, nannies, or other people working in the house while the homeowner is away or at another part of the house. Hidden wireless security cameras are also handy in monitoring for unpleasant events such as child abuse or theft by these people. Because of its compact size and its versatility to be concealed anywhere, hidden wireless security cameras can be incorporated in or disguised as children’s toys, picture frames, clocks, lamps, and many other different things. Due to the fact that they are wireless devices and appear as every day ordinary items, they can be moved about quickly and easily without anyone realizing that they are really hidden security cameras.
Hidden wireless security cameras have the ability to record images and then transmit them to a storage device such as a DVR which records the images onto a DVD, or to a laptop or home computer. They may come in black and white or colored formats, while some top-quality models can even be incorporated with night vision capabilities. Since these security cameras are meant to be very small in size, expect that some image quality will be sacrificed. However, hidden wireless security cameras still provide good images and offer a wide range of benefits for monitoring various activities at home.
Outdoor Wireless Security Cameras
Outdoor wireless security cameras function similarly as that of the other wireless security cameras. They have the ability to record video images, store them as a file and then save them to a personal computer, laptop or the web server. The most prominent difference only is that they are built to withstand more abuse. They are typically weatherproof and are able to withstand collisions with tiny objects that might hit them randomly due to the wind.
Most people agree that one of the best outdoor wireless security cameras are the bullet security cameras. These cameras are named because of their bullet-like housing. They are sealed tightly and are most suitable for either indoor or outdoor monitoring purposes. They are weatherproof and because they are wireless, they are very easy to install.
Dome security cameras are another great choice if you want to use outdoor wireless security cameras. As a matter of fact, dome security cameras can be used indoors as well. The dome surrounding the camera provides protection. Those made with the “armor dome” can withstand a blow even from a sledgehammer. The armor dome security camera is particularly useful, as some criminals have the tendency to disable outdoor wireless security cameras before breaking and entering.
C-mount security cameras are more customizable, but they need to be mounted on a special outdoor camera housing in order to be an effective outdoor wireless security camera. This housing enables the C-mount security camera to be weatherproof, but sadly it makes it unable to view events in the dark.
There are outdoor wireless security cameras that possess the pan/tilt/zoom function. This is due to the fact that outdoor wireless security cameras have to monitor a greater amount of space unlike an indoor wireless security camera.
Wireless Back up Security Cameras
Even the most seasoned car drivers sometimes have a hard time figuring out the exact distance of what’s behind you when backing up your car. There are luxury vehicles that come with pre-installed backup security cameras; however, not everyone can afford these kinds of vehicles. That is why wireless backup security cameras are a great alternative for the average driver.
Wireless backup security cameras are small and compact cameras that are attached to the edge of a car’s rear license plate. They are able to transmit a real-time video feed of what is behind the car to a small LCD screen, typically around 2.5 inches, which can be mounted on the dashboard. The security camera has a tiny wire that is attached to the reverse light circuit in the car so that the camera will always turn on every time the car is put into reverse. Most models utilize the cigarette lighter as their power source.
The wireless backup security camera has a wide field view to provide the biggest view possible. These cameras are very helpful in estimating how far a bumper is from an object or another car when parallel parking or backing up, but it is advisable to not always depend on them most of the time. While this type of security camera is helpful for drivers, the driver must still exercise caution and trust his own judgment when parking or backing up his or her car for maximum safety.
There are many other types of wireless security cameras, and they can be installed in any place the owner prefers. Indoor wireless security cameras (such as the dome or c-mount types) can be used also outside the home or building, provided that they are equipped with sturdy and reliable housings, and because there are outdoor wireless security cameras (such as the bullet or dome types) that work very well inside the home or building, they can also be used inside if desired.