There has never been an easier time in history to keep tabs on your home than the present when it comes to wireless home security camera. This modern comfort is all thanks to the rapid development and adoption of smart home friendly security cameras. If you have not had a chance to check out these sleek little devices, here’s the quick rundown—there are a whole bunch of feature packed home security cameras on the market today that can connect to your home Wi-Fi network to send alerts, video clips, and stream live video to your smartphone, allowing you to keep an eye on the home front while your away.
Self-Service or Five Star Concierge Service
The DIY spirit courses through the veins of traditional home security cameras. The user sets up the device(s) and monitors them to their liking. This is in lieu of hiring a security company to install the devices and monitor them while the user goes about their day-to-day life. The DIY option may save users the add-on cost of installation and monitoring fees but sacrifices the extra layer of comfort that comes with a 24/7/365 response team standing at the ready. The decision ultimately falls on the users shoulders as to whether they want round the clock monitoring or an easily overlooked push notification on their smartphone.
Wireless or Hardwired
Practically everything these days is wireless and home security cameras are no exception. Over the past half-decade wireless devices, especially home security cameras, have engulfed the electronics market at an exponential rate thanks in part to the ever-increasing internet speeds, smaller camera sensors, and extremely thrifty Wifi hardware. Standout smart home startups such as Ring and SkyBell are using the streamlined technology as the foundation for their innovative new product category—internet-connected video doorbells. These doorbells are far more than your standard doorbell – they’re pack an impressive one-two punch with all the features of a wireless security camera while still alerting you if a visitor rings your bell. Best of all, almost all traditional door bells are powered via low-voltage wiring, so there is no need to hire an electrician!
Room to Grow
As mentioned above, wireless security cameras made their way into the mainstream roughly five years ago, so the overall technology and potential applications are young and anything but perfect by any standard. None of the current offerings live up to the hype surrounding their HD video quality claims in every situation…most models charge an addon fee for essential features (ie cloud storage, facial recognition and active/passive monitoring zones). That being said, the new comer to the home security industry is off to a strong start, but there are plenty of growing pains ahead.
All in all, wireless home security cameras excel at providing some degree of comfort. Whether it be knowing the kids made it home from school or that your package from Amazon is safe on your doorstep. The sky is literally the limit in terms of features and capabilities for wireless home security cameras and we’re quickly gaining altitude thanks to the steady stream of software updates that are delivered in the background via Wifi.
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