Get Smart Coverage from Your New Surveillance System
Do you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your security and surveillance system? You may want to start by taking a closer look at the cameras you’re using to monitor your Orange Park Acres, CA home. From how you control them to the type of footage they provide, there are a lot of things to take into account when choosing cameras for your system. Below, we highlight some of the different options so you can make an informed decision.
Upgrade to the Network
Before getting started, make sure you limit your search to network cameras. By having cameras that communicate with the rest of your security system, you can take advantage of these features:
- Live Footage: Whether you’re incorporating your camera in a full security and surveillance system or going with an individual solution, network cameras let you look in on live footage no matter where you are as long as you have access to an internet connection. Check surveillance while you’re at work, on vacation, or another part of your home.
- PTZ Capabilities: Some wireless cameras include pan-tilt-zoom capabilities. From the same home security app you use to look at your live footage, you can move your camera remotely to get a better look.
- Smart Sensors: Cameras can also communicate with other smart components in your home. For example, many cameras can be linked to motion sensors so they only record whenever they detect activity in a given area.
Find the Right Model
Since most home and business security systems are now using network cameras, there are a variety of models to choose from. Almost all of them include high-definition resolution and infrared technology. Below we highlight the most popular types and their typical uses:
- Fixed-Angle Cameras: When you imagine a security camera, you’re probably thinking of one of these. Coming in a boxed or bullet design, they are designed to record one particular area. They’re typically mounted on the home’s exterior to monitor your driveway or backyard. Due to their sturdy frames, they’re better prepared to brave the elements or any possible tampering.
- Dome/Panoramic Cameras: These types of cameras offer a wider view of the action and are also more discreet, making them a popular choice for indoor use. Usually mounted on the ceiling at the center of the room, they offer a panoramic view. Their design also makes it harder for any potential thieves to redirect them.
- Covert Cameras: Also known as nanny cams, these cameras are designed to blend into your home. They can be made to resemble smoke detectors, AC adapters or even clock radios. While they serve specific purposes, it’s better to use traditional cameras as you can prevent break-ins or theft by letting intruders know they’re being watched.
To get the most out of your security and surveillance system, we work with you to figure out which cameras make the most sense in every area of your home. To get started, call us at (714) 779-9900 or fill out our online contact form.
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