How To Choose Security Cameras For Your Home Or Business
5 Features to Consider When Considering Security Cameras
(For your Home Or Business)
This may come as a surprise.
However, most home break-ins happen:
- during the summer months
- between the hours of 10AM – 3PM (presumably because burglars assume you’re at work during those hours)
We are stepping into the summer months now.
So, we thought it might be a good idea to send out some best practices around selecting security cameras.
Field of View
Depending on your application, you might want a wider field of view. (A wider field of view lets you see more – such as outside your home to see your whole backyard.).
Alternatively, you might want something that specifically lets you look at a small area (such as your doorstep).
Some of the newer models of cameras we’re installing let you see both.
So the default view can be wider field, but then the security cameras let you zoom in to get really high quality security footage, even at a distance.
Speakers on the camera
We’ve shown this in some of our video highlights from Nest Cameras.
Having the ability to speak to someone through your camera is a nice feature.
It can let you demonstrate that you’re at home (even if you’re not).
On camera speakers can also give you a way to say something to whoever/whatever you’re seeing through the camera.
Depending on where you’re installing your security cameras, you may or may not want this feature, but it is definitely something to consider.
Luckily, working with us, we will help to figure out where the best places are to install your cameras.
We work with you to get power to those locations, while making your wiring nearly invisible.
If you’re installing your own cameras, you’ll want to consider how you’re going to get power to your cameras.
You’ll also want to consider what kind of power source they need (home electrical wiring/low voltage/plugging into an outlet/etc.)
We started installing security cameras in homes more than 11 years ago.
Back then, were only able to affordably offer low resolution cameras that mostly only worked well in daylight.
However, we have many options for 720p, 1080p, or even 4K resolution cameras.
We often need to do a quick check on your Internet speed to see if it can handle these resolutions.
However, most homes in the areas we serve (Conroe, Montgomery, The Woodlands) can handle the higher quality video (both daylight and night-time enhanced video) offered by today’s security cameras.