From burglars to home invaders, package thieves (like these porch pirates) and even an out of control nanny, dangers to your family come in all shapes and sides. You need to know what is going on in your home at all times and a security system with cameras can help. You have a wide range of options when it comes to protecting your home with security cameras. Learning more about each type of camera and setup can help you determine which model is best for your home and needs. Each camera is slightly different in its capabilities and setup and several styles may be needed to fully cover your home and property. In general, you can choose from:
- Fixed Cameras
- Indoor Cameras
- Outdoor Cameras
- Motion Sensing Cameras
- Adjustable Cameras
- Wireless Cameras
Learning more about your camera options is a good start – but the best camera set up in the world won’t work if no one is watching or paying attention.
You’ll need to fully monitor your cameras or better yet, have them monitored to ensure your family is fully protected from harm.
Types of Home Security Cameras and Their Uses
A fixed camera is just what it sounds like; an unmoving camera that does not pan, but focuses on a single area all the time.
A camera designed specifically to mount on the ceiling of your home can provide true 360 views of a room or area. This allows just one camera to give you a comprehensive, full view of any room in your home.
Designed with the elements in mind and to resist water and weather, an outdoor camera can capture wide views. If you have ever seen security footage of a thief stealing packages or items from a porch or a delivery man mishandling a package, chances are that video was captured with a wide angle outdoor camera.
Motion Detecting Cameras
Combining a motion detector with a camera, this effective setup begins filming when activity is detected in a space. A motion sensing camera can save you storage space, it can alert you to action happening in a part of your home that should be unoccupied.
Cameras that can move automatically and capture a wide field are useful both inside and out. If you need to monitor a large or wide area, then the sweeping motion of these cameras allows you to see an entire space. You can often pan and zoom with these adjustable cameras as well, so you can focus on anything you need to.
If you don’t have the time, ability or interest in hardwiring cameras into your home, then wireless models are fast, easy and convenient to set up and use.
No matter what cameras you like or where you mount them, monitoring is the most important part of the process. A camera alone is just a starting point – being able to respond in real time is key to preventing emergencies and protecting your home and family. Contact us to learn how easy it is to get the right equipment in place and to protect your home and family 24/7 from those who would do you harm.