Security cameras are great deterrents for thefts, but there’s a lot of incorrect information regarding their role insecurity infrastructure. In this blog entry, I’ll set the record straight about security cameras, and explore the most common misconceptions about them.
Most cameras won’t operate on a level you see on television
Crime television programs have made people believe that security cameras can be zoomed in, paused, with perfectly clear picture. While this technology does exist, it’s quite more expensive than the usual consumer grade security grade cameras that exists on the market.
Wireless doesn’t mean Wireless
Many wireless security cameras actually contain a power camera – since it makes little sense for a security camera to run on a battery due to it’s 24/7 operation. The term wireless is meant to mean that these cameras transmit their video image wirelessly.
Hidden cameras aren’t as good
One of the major benefits of having a security camera is it’s visible deterrent quality. If nobody can spot the security camera, they will be more likely to attempt breaking into your home or business.
Be aware of:
Whether you want live or recorded video
IP Cameras allow for live video viewing, and DVR cameras allow for later viewing of recordings.
Picture Modes and Coverage
Black & White picture mode allows for a clearer picture during nighttime or in rooms with less light. Intensifier modes allows for an increase in ambient light for heightened sight – however if there’s no ambient light at all, there will be no picture. Infrared cameras can work in low light; they send out infrared signals and record whatever is bounced back – since infared can’t be seen by humans, these cameras can record what’s happening even in pitch black.Coverage refers to the range of view of a video camera, showing you how wide your range of view will be.