Quality security cameras keep watch over your home and business from inside and outside, acting as an extra pair of eyes and ears to monitor your property. In this information, we’ll look at the benefits of installing indoor and outdoor security cameras, from their potential to deter criminals to other applications such as pet and baby monitors. We’ll also explore the necessary and optional features of security cameras, as well as their drawbacks. Finally, we’ll discuss other ways to protect your home, family, and business if you’re not sure about installing cameras.
Are Security Cameras Good for Both Home and Commercial Protection?
A security camera system is an excellent tool for protection, and it can work both as a deterrent and a recovery tool. We all know someone who has lost high-value items like electronics, jewelry, or even family heirlooms due to an invasion. A security system has an alarm that scares off many would-be burglars and can notify the local authorities if someone does attempt a break-in. If a crime does occur, security cameras can help gather evidence. From property damage to potentially identifying criminals who break-in, if you capture the action on camera, you’re more likely to be able to remedy it.
You don’t have to miss a moment of activity at your home or commercial property. Who’s at the door? Use your system to monitor deliveries, greet visitors remotely, and identify cars, people, and other moving objects with super or ultra-high-definition cameras (2K or 4K, respectively). This technology uses more pixels in the image, meaning you can zoom in to see more detail on license plates and identify more physical characteristics. An HD or full HD camera won’t get you that type of clarity, especially at night.
Ultimately, security cameras work best to protect your property when integrated with a state-of-the-art security system. Wireless security cameras only start to record when they detect motion to save battery life, which means they may not record everything you’d want them to. With a residential or commercial security system, cameras can start recording as soon as any part of the security system is triggered, such as a contact sensor, a glass-break sensor, or a motion sensor. This setting makes it more likely the cameras will record everything that’s happening on your property and not just capture the few seconds of motion that occurred right in front of them. You will have more peace of mind with a complete, updated security system.