There’s myriad security cameras widely available on the market today – so many, in fact, that it can be very confusing for consumers on the residential or building management level to determine which brand and model of security camera is ideal for protecting their property. In this blog post, the residential, commercial, and building management security experts at Nonstop Locksmith and Security Solutions will detail the exact reasons it’s incredibly important to choose the RIGHT model of security camera to protect your property.
Functionality as well as Deterrent Properties
You want your security camera to both be highly functional, allowing for live, recorded, and remote viewing options, while also appearing to be professional and functional enough to properly act as a deterrent for any potential burglars. Cameras with pan tilt zoom technology can allow you to monitor an expansive area all at once, and large box or even dome cameras are obvious enough when installed at a location to scare off any potential criminals considering breaking into your property.
Indoor and Outdoor Use
If you’re planning on installing your security camera in an outdoor location at your property it’s 100% essential that you purchase a camera with outdoor capability. This is especially important for those who maintain properties in locations that experience cold, snowy, or rainy weather. Outdoor security cameras come complete with unique mounting and housing capabilities that have weather resistant and durable design, as well as built-in heaters that can start up and operate according to the temperature. This will ensure that your cameras are always working, regardless of the conditions outside.
Large Area Monitoring
If the facade, mail room, or entrance way of your location is large, you want to make sure that your security camera can monitor the complete swatch of the area. PTZ cameras are ideal for large environments, as they have a wide viewing range as well as zooming capabilities. Canon brand cameras boast wide angles of up to one-hundred-and-twelve degrees – which is a major viewing perimeter. This allows you to cover a wider area with less security cameras, both protecting your property while keeping costs down.
In outdoor or dimly lit areas, it will be essential to install a CCTV camera with low-light vision capabilities. On the other hand, in areas with strong, fluorescent lighting, or outdoor areas near the street, where it will be exposed to passing automotive headlights, it will be essential to purchase a camera with glare-proof vision capabilities. Special cameras have light filtering technology like artificial illumination or IR filters that can help boost or reduce the level of ambient lighting that hits the visual sensor, which helps achieve a more clear and robust image.
Video Management Systems
If you’re a homeowner, business owner, or property manager, it will be totally essential for you to have a CCTV system with a high quality video management system that allows you to conveniently and clearly review captured footage. We highly recommend purchasing a smart-CCTV system that utilizes both local footage storage housed within the camera in a removable card, as well as automatically uploading footage into a private cloud-based account. This will allow you to monitor, review, rewind, and fast forward captured footage at your will and convenience, from any location possible. Smart CCTV systems represent the highest quality security monitoring solution available on the market today, and they afford maximum convenience and protection for those concerned with effective property management and security.