Which Security Cameras Should You Use in Your Home Surveillance?
Find the Right Equipment to Keep an Eye on What Matters Most
Developing a successful home surveillance system takes three steps: finding the right cameras, installing them in strategic locations, and investing in a simple way to review your surveillance footage. In this blog, we’ll discuss the cameras that make the most sense for your home. It’s about more than finding cameras that offer HD or Ultra HD resolution. A lot of other factors play a part in finding the best fit. You have to take into account space limitations, function and lighting conditions.
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The most popular indoor security cameras are dome cameras. Usually installed on the ceiling at the center of the room, they offer a 360-degree view of the space. Some clients also like them for indoor use since they’re less invasive when it comes to their design. Depending on how you want to use them, we help you find the best option. For example, some include advanced zoom and night-vision capabilities.
The other common type of home surveillance camera is the bullet camera. These cameras have the more traditional look and are primarily used for outdoor applications. There are a few reasons for this. Instead of a 360-degree view, they offer a fixed look at an extended space, so you can mount them on an outside wall to monitor your backyard or patio. Their design comes with a built-in covering that helps to protect them from rain or extreme temperatures.
Both dome and bullet cameras can include motion-detection technology. As soon as motion is detected in their field of view, they’ll begin recording and save the clip to your DVR. You can also link up your cameras to your security system to add other trigger events. Cameras can record when your alarm goes off or your smoke detector is activated. By only recording during specific events, there’s less video to sift through when you’re trying to find footage to show authorities or insurance agents.
Also popular are covert cameras also known as ‘nanny cams’ that are designed to be hidden. They can be tucked away inside cabinetry or made to resemble power adapters or smoke detectors. Unless you’re specifically using it to spy on a nanny or looking for a really discreet installation to fit your home’ style, we don’t recommend going with covert cameras. Oftentimes simply seeing a security camera on the property will help deter potential robbers or intruders.
Daylight Vision Cameras
With most cameras now including some infrared technology, the focus has gone from night-time vision to daytime vision. Essentially these cameras are designed to deal with direct sunlight or glare. They do this by using a wide dynamic range that diminishes brightness. These are especially useful for recording your driveway, where glare coming off cars could affect video quality.
Want to make sure you can keep an eye on your home when you’re away? It all starts with investing in the right set of cameras. The expert at Lavish Automation will meet with you to figure out what the best solution is for each room in your home, both indoors and out.