Almost everyone who wishes to put his property under video/CCTV surveillance searches for security camera options available in the market. Unfortunately, people don’t know the technical details of the camera that they should buy for meeting their requirements. For most of us, the price is the number 1 deciding factor.
We live in an era of internet-based marketing, which is pretty much virtual in appeal. There are so many marketplaces selling almost everything including security cameras, so there is no way to judge the quality of the product that we see listed online. At one place you might see a camera listed for 100 USD and at some other online marketplace, you would find it for 50 USD. Do you know the temptation here? A person without the right knowledge would just jump his guns basis the price variation and would fall for the trap.
Being a responsible security company, we would not want our prospective customers to lose money. That’s why we have put up a Security Camera Buying Guide for you all.
Your Security Camera Buying Guide
Decide your WHY?
Before you jump on to buying a security camera or a security camera system, just do some homework on why you need it. There are many reasons for a person to go for installing a security camera system and there are different kinds of cameras available for each specific use.
You might want cameras to monitor your babysitter, you might want a camera to keep an eye on the outdoors and even in your office to keep an eye on the employees. There is no one shot solution to this. A nanny cam is different from an outdoor surveillance camera, and these are the factors that you must consider before buying one.
What are the options?
We mentioned in the paragraph above that cameras should be installed/purchased according to the needs and security objectives. We would now be focusing on the options available and their respective application in securing your premises.
Indoor and Outdoor Camera
Well to keep things simple here, indoor cameras are the cameras which you put inside your property for monitoring things that happen in confined spaces. These cameras are naturally protected from the elements and do not need any additional protection against the elements. On the other hand, outdoor cameras are the ones that monitor the exterior of your property. They are installed under the open atmosphere and are designed to bear the brunt of nature. These cameras are heat proof to some extent and waterproof too. One point to be noted here is that you may use outdoor cameras indoor, but things should never be another way around.
Wired and Wireless Cameras
Wired cameras are connected to each other through wires and wireless cameras are generally connected to each other through Wi-Fi adapters. Though the trend is shifting towards wireless cameras, they are not recommended for places where radio disturbances are high or have poor internet connectivity. Both the types now offer remote monitoring. Choosing the right fit will depend upon your budget and needs to say the least.
Wired cameras are connected to each other through wires, and wireless cameras are generally connected to each other through Wi-Fi adapters. Though the trend is shifting towards wireless cameras, they are not recommended for places where radio disturbances are high or have poor internet connectivity. Both the types now offer remote monitoring. Choosing the right fit will depend upon your budget and needs to say the least.
Please feel free to write us an email in case you need further help in buying security cameras. We would be more than glad to help you.