Residential Video Surveillance Tips
Security Camera Considerations
Not all home security camera installations are made equal. That’s part of the reason why you have companies dedicated to residential video camera surveillance installations. So, if you’re planning on installing cameras in and around your home yourself or having a friend do it, here are a few security camera considerations to keep in mind.
Purpose of the Security Camera
Firstly, think of why and how you plan to use the camera. Do you need indoor or outdoor cameras or both?
Indoor cameras are more for:
- monitoring whether your kids got home safely
- checking in on your pets that they’re OK
- monitoring babies
- and everything in between
For outdoor, you may want to monitor who comes to your door, package deliveries, or keep track of your garage – whether it’s open or not.
So, the purpose of the camera determines the type of cameras installed.
Type of Storage
How do you want to store your video feed? You need to consider whether you’ll be storing clips locally – on a chip perhaps – or using cloud storage.
Saving the Video Feed
Your storage systems may also be impacted by how much data you want to keep. Do you plan to save footage continuously, 24/7? Or do you want to use a camera with motion or voice sensors to pick up on activity, and record only that?
Remote Access to Your Security Feed
Will you want remote access to your security feed? If yes, then is the camera system app compatible with your mobile devices? Is it reliable?
Another area to consider is possibilities for interconnectivity with your security cameras. Can they be connected to your alarm system? Will they provide alerts for unusual activities picked up?
These are just some of the things to consider when planning a residential security camera system. Plus, here are some other tips in looking for a home security system.
Security cameras are a great way to check in on your home whether you travel a lot or have pets at home when you go to work. Let’s discuss more about how to make your security cameras work for you. Send us a message, and we’ll set up a no-obligation consultation to discuss your options.