Many houses can benefit from proper video surveillance equipment. This will allow them to deter criminals and should something happen, it is possible to get rock solid evidence. In general, we need to be able to easily install camera system for our home. Unfortunately, many homeowners seem to choose video surveillance system randomly. It is important for us to choose the right model that matches our lifestyle and needs. There are many things to that we need to consider before we install a camera system. As an example, we should know how many cameras do we need?
The camera should also be useful and sharp enough to allow us to identify people, even during a dark night. This will help immensely during the investigation process. We should determine the likely avenues of approach in our house, such as parking lot entrances, gates, windows, doors and others. One camera could be dedicated for one likely area of the house, where intruders may approach and enter. It would be very helpful if we could get clear shots of the perpetrators. The camera should include night vision feature. Some high-end systems also include FLIR that accurately detects the presence of a human through the emission of body heat.
Before installing the system, it is important to create a sketch of our property. A simple hand-drawn sketch should be good enough for this purpose. The sketch should include field of view of our security cameras. This could be simulated by simple lines and we should be able to determine whether there are blank spots. In general, cameras should have slightly overlapped coverage with one another, so we are able to get continuous shots. There are different camera models that we should choose. One of the most essential components of the camera is its lens. It should provide good enough resolution, so the perpetrator’s face can be known when the shot is zoomed digitally.
In many cases, it is also essential to integrate the camera with our interior design. Some cameras are actually designed as part of the decorations. In this case, we should make sure that these cameras have designs and styles that match our preferences. We shouldn’t choose standard cameras that are usually used in factories and offices. Some cameras have modern, minimalistic design; while others may have art deco styles. There are different shapes of security cameras that we could choose at home. As an example, dome cameras are known for its 3-axis coverage.
Bullet cameras are also useful for usages in our home and they could include various features, such as IR illumination for long range detection. We should choose cameras that are equipped with varifocal lenses. These bullet cameras should be useful if we mount them on poles or walls. PTZ cameras give us the ability to perform zoom, tilt and pan functions. We should be able survey our property remotely from any place around the world. In any case, we should be able to deter criminal activities with proper security systems.