In terms of security, keeping your home or business safe is best achieved by establishing layers. The installation of a security alarm is excellent, however, there is more you can do.
Dealing with the high level of criminal intelligence as well as a justice system that has become so complicated that actually catching a criminal in the act of burglarizing your property isn’t necessarily enough to guarantee they will be convicted and put out of business.
These days it’s better to be able to produce video evidence of an offense in order to make sure a criminal is not returned to the street, for lack of evidence — to resume their nefarious activities, perhaps even returning to your home or business — this time with an even better understanding of your home security system.
The most important part of any video security system is its cameras — with that in mind, here is are some important things to consider before choosing your equipment.
Surveillance cameras have a number of basic features in common, so lets have a look at some of the features we can expect to find in a standard surveillance setup.
Like anything else, the more features a camera offers, the higher the price point. Usually a business such as a retail outlet, a manufacturer, or a storage facility will budget a hefty amount of money for a security surveillance system, because they must survey large areas both internal and external under widely varying weather and available light conditions. When looking for a home surveillance system, it’s essential to establish which specialized features you are not likely to need.
Before investing in any surveillance camera or system do some research first. Security contractors may not stock a wide collection of cameras and some may even recommend a brand or type of camera that represents a greater profit for them instead of what is best for your purposes.
A reputable, professional security company will recommend equipment that will serve your needs and make sure the installation is done correctly. Typically well established security companies will carry brands that have a reputation for reliability and work well with all the other components of your system.
Once you feel confident that you have a good understanding of the different kinds and of security surveillance cameras and the features you might need, you will need to map out the most comprehensive coverage for your security surveillance system.
A few last points; avoid fancy gadgetry wherever possible, a practical and reliable surveillance system will continue to perform for many years with fewer problems — whenever possible choose equipment of the same brand, as this will ensure that components will work well together and not void any warranties.