There are many things to consider when wanting to protect your home. In the past, indoor security cameras came at a great cost, even though they offer the most protection available for protecting a home or business. There are other options today, though, that are far less expensive. Most of the ones that are available for home use today are rather small and can be connected to electronic devices using Wi-Fi technology. Some businesses will install a home system for you. However, there is an option to do it yourself. Here are some things to consider when installing your own home security camera system.
One of the first things to consider is where to place the camera or cameras. First and foremost, look for vulnerable spots around the home that cannot be easily observed. These locations can include doors and windows on the ground floor. More often than not, the highest risk areas are those where people can easily enter and exit the home on a frequent basis. Depending on the features the security camera being used has, certain locations around the home might not be accessible. For example, some cameras are not equipped for night vision purposes, so they cannot be used in dark locations. Also, cameras with motion detection need to be placed at least seven feet above the ground and need to point in a downward direction. Most importantly, these cameras need to remain out of direct sunlight and other heat sources.
Going for a camera that uses Wi-Fi means having to work with a camera that stores information on a cloud. It also means having to work with fewer wires. Be sure to start off by checking the manufacturer’s app they provide. Be sure to insert the batteries that run cameras which do not use a power cord. Some cameras require an outside power source, so be sure to place the camera near an outlet strategically. The app for the camera can be synced to a given electrical device through Wi-Fi. Be sure to test the camera’s video quality. If the quality is low, then the camera’s location might need to be changed. Once you are certain of the camera’s final location, then mount the camera using a screwdriver or a drill.
If you are using a camera that runs on a wired circuit, then the best thing to do first is to lay out all of the cards first to be sure they run the proper lengths to power and other connections. Sometimes, these wires have to be navigated around, above, or below certain obstacles throughout a house, so make sure to take the time and plan ahead for these steps. Going through this process will also make apparent the need to buy cable extenders, if necessary. Once all of the cameras are in place and then mount the camera accordingly. A DVR is often needed for recording purposes with these cameras, so be sure it will work solidly with any camera system that is purchased. The DVR can then be attached to a TV so the footage can be viewed in live time. More often than not, this connection is made with an HDMI cable.
When it comes to purchasing and installing a home security camera, there are a few things to make sure of during the purchasing process. These decisions that are made early on also decide factors as far as where to place the camera and whether or not to use Wi-Fi or cords. They can be easily installed, and they will make your home all the safer.
by: Cary Teller