Security cameras are a great way to maximize the potential of your home security system. It’s hard to be everywhere all at once; so, with the addition of quality cameras, you can keep an eye on your home whether it’s inside, outside, or both.
If you’re considering installing home security cameras, you may have some questions. What kind of cameras do you really need? What areas of your home should you position your cameras in? How can you choose which features are a good fit for what you need? Even considering all that, you will need to ensure that your cameras are covering the most vulnerable areas of your home.
But don’t worry. If you’re overwhelmed by all the potential around security cameras, Guardian Alarm can help. Let’s discuss everything you need to know when considering cameras for your home.
- Smart Video Technology
The technology of today has made installing security cameras at home more beneficial than ever. With smart tools like video analytics, your system will alert you of people on your property. This system is customizable, so you can choose to receive alerts for trespassers or vehicles and remove alerts for unlikely threats, such as falling leaves or wildlife. In addition, many homeowners value the ability to see camera footage when they’re away from home. Most security systems today come with a mobile app that allows you to view live or recorded footage, share recordings, and more.
- Outdoor Security Cameras
Outdoor cameras are one of the first lines of defense for home security systems. Whether they’re covering your driveway or the different points of entry of your home, cameras placed outside can help you stay ahead of what’s going on around the perimeter of your home. Today’s outdoor cameras come equipped with crystal-clear night vision capabilities, two-way voice communication to scare off trespassers, and more. Plus, products like a video doorbell will give you instant front door awareness, no matter where you are. Whether you’re on the go or on the couch, you’ll always know when someone’s at your door – even if they don’t ring the bell.
- Indoor Security Cameras
Until recent years, security cameras were mainly used for businesses or used outdoors in our homes. However, the use of indoor cameras has grown due to their smart features and connection to mobile devices. Indoor cameras are more affordable than ever, record high-resolution footage, and can be programmed to send you alerts if motion is detected. Features like these allow you to keep a close eye on your home from anywhere. If you’re a new parent, indoor cameras are a great resource to use, alerting you if your little one moves, to help track sleeping patterns, and more.
- Where Should You Place Cameras?
Now that you know a little bit about security cameras, where you should put them? The most vulnerable areas of your home should have cameras placed, such as your driveway and garage, ground-level rooms, and all points of entry. Placing cameras in the right locations can completely change the way you monitor and secure your home. If you think you need additional coverage, you can always add cameras if you need an extra set of eyes around your home.
- How Many Cameras Do You Actually Need?
The number of security cameras you have in your home depends on a few factors. The first thing to consider is what do you need the cameras for? If you’re looking to install cameras to deter burglars, you might be more interested in outdoor cameras. If you’d like to keep an eye on your kids, pets, or valuables, indoor cameras may be the right choice for you. Though, you may be interested in both. With the right experts on hand, you can completely customize camera placements, so you can closely monitor the areas of your choice.
Another thing to consider is the size of your home and property. As a rule of thumb, the bigger your home, the more cameras you will need. However, your security cameras can cover a significant area if they’re professionally positioned. To take advantage of today’s camera capabilities, seeking out a professional for proper camera placement and installation is the way to go. You want to ensure your cameras keep you connected to your home, and Guardian Alarm has the expertise to help.
- Let the Experts Help You
Ultimately, there’s nothing like utilizing the knowledge and resources that are available to you. Guardian Alarm’s team of specialists can provide personalized recommendations based on your concerns and the layout of your home, ensuring that your cameras are placed in the locations that provide the best coverage. We help you choose the different kinds of cameras that best suit your needs, demonstrate how your new cameras work, and provide you with local and dependable service for years to come.
About Guardian Alarm
Founded in 1930, Guardian Alarm is the Midwest’s largest alarm company with the expertise you need regarding camera and video technology you can have for your home. Our advanced camera systems have provided years of cutting-edge protection for homes, families, and budgets of all sizes.