Security cameras can enhance the security of your home or office building. Cameras allow for you to monitor every room, hallway, alley, entrance, and exit. In order to keep your peace of mind, you will be able to see all these cameras from your smart phone. Here are some key questions to ask yourself when considering a camera system:
What type of cameras are you looking for? (Doorbell, Wireless, Hardwired)
Do you want to monitor general entrances and exits?
Do you want to see faces, merchandise, crowds, or license plates?
Do you want wireless or wired cameras?
Do you want indoor or outdoor cameras? Do you want both?
How many cameras do you want?
What is your budget?
The newest addition to home security. Doorbell cameras allow for you to be notified through an app on smartphone (iPhone, or Android). The app allows you to view your front door through your doorbell with your phone anytime. Doorbell camera can ring inside, but does not always work with houses doorbell. The doorbell camera may need to be charged if doorbell wiring is not strong enough.
These cameras are easier to install, and run on batteries. They typically will have 720p to 1080p pictures. These cameras will record or notify your smartphone (iPhone or Android) if there is motion and they will record a pre-determined amount of time. Typically, 15 seconds to 30 seconds. The cameras will keep recording if there is continuous motion. These cameras can be placed indoors and outdoors.
The highest quality cameras, and the most expensive. Hardwired cameras are connected to a DVR/NVR and can be connected to a monitor or TV. The cameras are recording when they see motion and all of the recordings are saved on to the DVR/NVR. You can view these cameras on your phone and these cameras are always on. You can get a metal lock box for your DVR/NVR and you can get an additional power supply for your cameras, so even if your building or home loses power your cameras are still recording. Camera quality ranges, but the highest quality cameras are 8MP.