One (if not the) of the primary important aspects of anyones home security setup is cameras. Nowadays, many law suits and criminal convictions live and die by video footage taken by security cameras, which is arguably almost completely indisputable evidence. If you’re invested in a home security system, many will provide home security cameras to assist along with the other features.
Security Cameras don’t only record activities that have taken place for you to review at a later time, but with modern technology even alert you when something takes place that shouldn’t which the camera views. You even now have the option to monitor specific places or to monitor at specific times without you having to be there to set up.
What types of cameras exist to choose from? Here’s a few categories to get started with:
Fully digital cameras being the latest advancement in this field, as the name suggests this pertains to security cameras which don’t require that they be plugged in to an outlet or the device which the recorded video will be stored.
The only main disadvantage of this type of camera is that they tend to use a large amount of power pretty quickly, so you’ll either have to recharge or replace the batteries somewhat frequently which can be costly. However, the cost of other required parts when using a non wireless camera are omitted from the cost of using a wireless one, so this must also be considered when deciding what type you’d rather invest in.
These are cameras which are designed to catch a perpetrator in the act without them knowing that it’s happening. Whereas you’d more likely be using cameras in plain view or those which triggered some sort of alarm if you’re trying to prevent a criminal from going any further than initially breaking in (or in the best of circumstances, before even that takes place), you’d want to use these sneaky cameras to capture someone doing something that they can later be convicted of based on the act being carried out.
The simplest and most affordable security measure that can be taken in terms of security cameras. Obviously in this instance, you would have a single camera that monitors a predetermined area, which might pan back and forth depending on the type of camera. This is the best option if you’re really just looking for something cheap to keep an eye on your place (or business) for you so that you can review a recording later should you need the information that’s been recorded previously.
This isn’t going to make your system an impenetrable fortress of defense, but you can have a little assurance knowing that should something happen when you’re not there you can find out what may have happened or who was the perpetrator. Simple technical issues can shut down all of your security measures however, so don’t skimp on this if you’re truly concerned about loved ones being harmed due to a lack of security.
These obviously aren’t what you want to use to keep criminals at bay in the first place, but catching someone multiple times in the act on video is indisputable evidence in court or otherwise.