If you’re considering installing a home security camera system, you’re in good company. With crime in Oregon on the rise, many people are looking for ways to safeguard their homes and families. Fortunately, home surveillance systems offer terrific protection from intruders. The fact that you’re likely to get a discount on your homeowner’s insurance by installing a security system is proof that security cameras are strong deterrents to crime. Before you pick out your setup, here’s what to know about home security camera systems.
Types of Surveillance Cameras
It’s helpful to know a bit about the types of cameras available to surveil your home. There are four main types.
Indoor cameras are available as single units, or they can be part of a larger camera system that provides complete video coverage of your home. But they can also monitor single rooms, allowing parents to keep an eye on children or allow you to monitor construction or renovation work being done in your home. Look for 4k 1080i cameras for the best clarity and resolution.
Outdoor cameras can be worth their weight in gold, as the prominent display of the cameras can deter intruders. Outdoor cameras are housed in materials that are resistant to weather and can transmit video in exceptionally low light. Look for 1080i, 4k outdoor cameras that can track faces and license plates, all while offering 360-degree monitoring and coverage of your outdoor space.
Hidden cameras, often referred to as nanny-cams, are indoor cameras that are hidden in objects in the home. These allow for the monitoring of the room in which they are hidden.
Doorbell cameras have exploded in popularity, as they allow homeowners to see visitors at the door, no matter where they are.
All cameras, including doorbell cameras, require a recording device. In other words, your cameras alone won’t suffice. DVR systems installed on a home computer or cloud-based storage will be necessary to store recordings. A security company that installs home security camera systems may offer backup cloud storage as an added protection in the event your computer is stolen or malfunctions.
Wired vs. Wireless
When deciding what home security camera systems will work best for you, remember that there are both wireless and wired systems. A wired system is often ideal if you’re building a new home, as the wiring can be done without creating holes in walls. In existing homes, wireless cameras may be preferable so that you don’t have to cut holes for control panels and to run the wires behind walls. Wireless cameras will require some type of power supply, which is often batteries for cameras and for the receivers.
Home Security Camera Systems and Installation
If you’re ready to shore up security on your home, Federal Security is ready to help. Whether you need to purchase one of our state-of-the-art home security camera systems and have it installed, or you’ve already purchased a system but need help getting it set up properly, we can help. For more than 25 years, our locally owned and operated security company has provided the design, installation, and maintenance of camera systems, business security systems, fire alarms, and home alarm systems for thousands of Oregonians. Call 541-757-8153 or request an estimate online today.