Smart Home Security Cameras

You can enhance your home security monitoring system’s capabilities with smart home security cameras. They can help protect your property, such as lawn ornaments or deck chairs. Whether on your doorbell, sitting somewhere in your backyard, or inside in your living room, these security cameras are able to record activity in high definition quality. You can use them in the evening, on the weekends, or during an outdoor party.

Wireless Cameras

They are constantly recording, unless you choose to turn them off, running and storing the footage through the Internet. Better yet, wireless cameras eliminate the running cables in and around your home and allow you to see what’s going on inside your home from anywhere in the world.

Motion Sensors

Some might find it more efficient to set up security cameras that have motion sensors, so that they only record when movement is detected. Otherwise it can be rather inefficient sifting through hours of activity when nothing is happening.

Easy Access

The video is easy to access from anywhere with your smartphone or tablet. It’s uploaded to the Cloud, so you can access it without having to worry about data storage. You can even live stream the surveillance videos or purchase video cameras with built-in audio capabilities. Some camera options today even offer two-way communication, so you can speak and listen.

Whole Home

Moreover, the security camera system can connect with your other home automation systems, so that the cameras can turn on based on certain cues, for example, when the doorbell rings. You can also set up your camera so that when it detects motion, the lights turn on.

Security

The cameras help strengthen your home’s security

With both indoor and outdoor cameras, you can have an increased awareness of who enters and leaves your home.

Tip #1:

Get a camera with infrared
illumination

While cameras with infrared illumination tend to cost more, they record a substantially better video in the nighttime, ensuring that you are safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Because it is an infrared camera, the light is only seen by the camera. Meanwhile, the area is still dark to the human eye.

Many cameras come with a cut-switch that automatically activates the infrared technology, depending on the lighting it detects.

Tip #2:

Take weather into consideration
with outdoor cameras

Many home security cameras are meant just for the indoors. If you plan to place one outside, you will need a weather-resistant and dustproof camera. Some cameras can be mounted under an overhang or come with a protective rain hood to keep the lens free of rain, snow and other debris.

Additionally, if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, the camera also needs to be waterproof. If your climate is extremely hot or cold, you may want to invest in a temperature resistant camera.

Depending on your outdoor area, consider if you want the camera to be able to blend in with its surroundings, like foliage, wood or metal.

Accounting for your outside conditions is the best way to avoid a broken camera. Luckily, there are cameras that combine a variety of these features for a high-quality, durable outdoor camera.

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