There is no doubt that having a home security system of any kind will give you peace-of-mind, but the installation of home security cameras has multiple uses.
A camera at each entry point into the house will enable you to see who is at the door before you open it, a camera looking into the yard will enable you to keep a watchful eye on the children as they play and visible CCTV home security cameras have been proven to be a deterrent to thieves and burglars.
Many camera systems are available as DIY systems that just plug into your own television.
There are numerous types of home security camera systems available so it is important to do some research before you decide to go ahead with installation. You need to consider what type of system will best suit your needs, and there are several considerations.
One of the basic choices is between wireless and wired home security cameras. The points to consider with this decision are the possible location of the camera or cameras, how difficult or expensive will it be to get wiring to the preferred camera position and will there be any interference to the signal.
Wireless security cameras may be more expensive to buy, but they may be less expensive to fit and are more flexible in their location. Wired cameras can be fitted into existing electrical points such as lights. These are the things to consider before you decide on a wired or wireless system.
Your next choice is between color or black and white home security cameras. Color cameras are generally more expensive but you do get a more realistic picture in color than black and white. Black and white cameras are better for dark areas with poor visibility, as they have a greater sensitivity to light.
Another consideration is whether you want to record the images your camera picks up or you just want to view the image at the time. If the reason behind having home security cameras is to see who is at the door, you may not need to record the image.
To record the images, the camera is connected to a VCR or DVR which provides long-term monitoring of your property, which is an important feature if you are away from home for extended periods of time.
Digital recording onto a DVR also gives the date and time, and can record from multiple cameras simultaneously.
Many home security cameras have motion detectors, and will activate when any movement is detected. So if a burglar trips the camera, they will be caught and recorded, which will be useful to police in making an arrest.
Cameras can be linked to your home computer or to a security company’s computers, depending on your needs.
Because visible home security cameras are known to deter thieves who are looking for a safe and easy target, and will take their picture if they do get in, you cannot afford to ignore this vital area of home security.