Everyone should feel safe in their own home. Safety is a basic human need. Yet you may not feel safe after an incident occurs in your home or neighborhood or after you watch the evening news.
Installing security cameras can be one way to feel more secure in your home. Security cameras will ensure that you always know what’s happening, whether you’re in a different part of the house or away from home. A home security camera system can catch criminals in the act, but more importantly, it can discourage them from attempting anything in the first place. Cameras can help you keep an eye on naughty pets and sneaky teenagers too.
Some people hesitate to install a home security camera system. Many are put off by the cost or the perceived difficulty of the installation. Installing security cameras doesn’t have to be an arduous process. There are ways to simplify it.
The Types Of Home Security Cameras
There are several types of home security cameras available on the market:
Purchasing simple cameras are the best way to make home security camera installation an easy process. Modern technology has created a variety of security cameras that can be setup easily with little technological know-how. These security cameras come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your décor or remain hidden.
These cameras hook into your home Wi-Fi system and stream their feeds either to any device on the same system or over the internet with simple software. Wi-Fi camera setup is as easy as positioning the cameras, plugging it in, and installing a program onto your computer or an app on a smartphone/tablet. Some cameras record video and others only stream it. Some cameras have motion detection and night vision, and some don’t. You can shop around for a Wi-Fi camera that fits your needs.
Storage Device (SD) Cameras
Rather than stream to another device, Local SD cameras record onto an internal storage device (SD cards are the common storage choice for these cameras). The recordings are accessed either by removing the storage device and inserting it into a computer, or by plugging the camera into a computer or television with USB, HDMI, or VGA cables, depending on the camera.
Multiple Cameras w/ Single Recording/Monitoring Station
If you want a more in-depth security camera system with multiple cameras hooked into a single recording/monitoring station, then you’ll have to do some work. A few of these systems can run off a Wi-Fi network, but many require the cameras to be networked together with physical wires. Hiring a professional is usually the best option to install this type of home security system, but if you’re comfortable with some simple wiring, you can install it yourself.
Local Locksmith Services
Feeling safe in your home doesn’t have to be a challenge thanks to modern camera technology. There are security cameras that anyone can successfully install and use. While a professional may best install more complicated systems, even those have become easier for a do-it-yourselfer to wire correctly and network together with a bit of effort.
Whether you’re considering a professional installation or simply want advice on purchasing security cameras for your home, contact ABC Locksmith in Clearwater for all your home security needs.