Checklists For Getting Outdoor Security Camera System Up and Running

Outdoor Security Camera Setup

With an outdoor security camera system, you can monitor your house from anywhere. Images from the camera can be transferred to your email address and you can also check them on your mobile phone. If you are a professional on the go and want continuous surveillance when you are not there, your best bet would be to buy one of these systems. They are also known as wireless security cameras and are ideal if your home is ready.

Outdoor Security Camera System

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Usually, outdoor security camera system is possible with two types of cameras. There is the CCTV or the closed circuit TV and the digital variety. If you get digital images, they can be fine tuned and improved while devices are required for a CCTV. But you have some great advantages of the CCTV as you can get images video streamed to your email address or your mobile phone if it supports video images.

As soon as there is an intrusion or unusual activity in your property; alerts would be sent and you can always monitor your property if you are away.

How to Mount your Outdoor Security Cameras

Mount it at a place for maximum view

And installation of the outdoor security camera system is very easy and simple.  After you have identified the area that requires monitoring. As it is outdoors, your best bet would be to select a place that is not easily visible to outsiders.  It should also have proper lighting or else the images would not come out clearly.

You would have to plug the camera to a 12 VDC after mounting properly so that it can take in the maximum view. With multiple cameras in place for your outdoor security camera system, you would have to use switches.

Check out the reviews posted by customers. You can use them to help dial in your resolution, signal as well as lighting. You should also look for essential features that are vital for a security system.  Features like motion detectors; monitoring systems and automatic dialing. These can be useful for those who travel a lot.

You can benefit in loads from automatic dialing as the authorities are alerted immediately in the event of a potential threat or a break in.

Wireless Security Camera Systems

Wireless Security Camera Systems

If you are concerned about the security of your home or your business; surveillance cameras can be great for maintaining security. Knowing what is going on in and outside of your house or business can help protect you, your family and your things from intruders. If you want to monitor more than just one or two places inside or out of your house or business, a security camera system is perfect for you.

A system comes with multiple cameras and receivers, and some come with digital video recorders so you can store your footage. Security camera systems can be a bit cumbersome and difficult to install because of their cords and cables. You might not be able to put a camera in a certain spot because of a problem that a cable creates. If you get a wireless security camera system you do not have to deal with cords or cables and you can set your cameras up wherever you need to, as long as they are within the wireless cameras’ ranges.

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Wireless Camera Setup

Wireless security camera systems can be easier to install and they can look nicer than regular surveillance systems. If you get a regular system you either have to have them installed and have the cables run through your walls.  Or you have to try to make sure the cables are inconspicuously run along your ceiling or floor. Even if you make sure the cables are flush against your ceiling or floor; they can still be seen and that can make your system very obvious. Wireless camera systems usually have smaller cameras that are more inconspicuous so your system will not be too obvious to the people who come to your home or business.

There are several wireless security camera systems available that vary in design, number of cameras, and features. Some systems work for both indoor and outdoors, night or day. Other systems can only be used indoors because of how the cameras are designed. You have a lot of options to choose from; so you should look at the variety that is available and find the best system for your specific needs. If you needed outdoor surveillance make sure that the system you get is durable enough to be outside; because if you put a fragile camera outdoors it could break easily. If you find a specific system that you want look for it at a variety of stores and websites; so you can find the system at the best price possible.

Make Your Home Safer With Security Camera System Into The Holiday Season

Protect Your Home During the Holiday Season with a Security Camera System

Heading into the holiday season may be the best time of all to consider upgrading or installing a new security camera system for your home or business. Prices will be reduced for the holidays, and you’ll be able to get better security technology than you did just a few years ago. Expect to pay around $400 for a basic system of 4 cameras and a recording system, up to $5250 or more for 16 cameras with low light detection, motion sensitivity, color, and indoor plus outdoor capability. Before we confuse you, read these major points while considering a new security system.

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Amount of light available to capture the image
Are you using wired or wireless locations? or both?
The size of the capture device (the DVR). How much video do you want to store?
How many cameras do you need to feel secure?
Is your system going to be indoor only, outdoor only, or both?

It doesn’t get more complicated than that, although if you do enough reading about surveillance systems, you’ll certainly find enough information to be confusing. Recognize a security camera system is only a deterrent, not a guarantee that you won’t have a robbery in your home or business. The only thing the cameras do is capture the event. Catching the bad guy is up to you or the police.

What Type of Security System Do You Need?

It is NOT altogether necessary to hire a monitoring company to watch your home or business. Upwards of 95% of all alarms generated turn about to be false alarms. Many agencies charge the homeowner, or security operator for these false alarms if they have to send a unit to investigate. What you are doing with your security camera system, is providing a deterrent for the would be a bad guy. You are making your property a little less attractive than perhaps your neighbors or someone down the road.

We’ll work on a home project for this article. Start your project by mapping the potential areas of the breech that might occur. Doors and windows are clearly the main places, but there may be particular doors or windows that you can identify as a high risk. Windows that are not facing a street, for example, have a high level of intrusion possibility. Same for doors.

What You Need to Consider

Once you’ve decided where the break in can occur, look for mounting locations for your security system. It’s here you will want to answer the question of wired or wireless. All cameras ARE wired in some form or fashion. They all need to have power to operate, so do look for locations where power is available. Wired systems in this case mean a camera that delivers its signal back to the recording device by use of a hard wire connection, versus the wireless broadcast of camera video.

There are cameras that operate on battery only, but these are not cost effective for our project. A good way to save yourself money is to use a single device to cover multiple potential attack points. One camera can cover multiple rooms, simply by being placed in the right location. Your map of potential targets will help you locate the places you can save money.

Note the lighting in the areas that will be monitored. Make a camera selection based on these criteria; a) the lowest amount of light that might be available in the area; b) wired or wireless camera location; c) motion detection on the part of the camera; d) closed circuit (CCTV) or digital (on board recording). The rest of your decision will be about the way the device looks, not about the function. Select the camera type and number you need to complete the job and you are half way home. One other money saving tip. It’s NOT the camera that’s the expensive portion–it’s the camera lens. A cheaper camera, with an upgraded lens, can provide you with the best quality picture for a significantly lower price. I’ve used this tactic in multiple homes where I’ve installed these systems.

DVR Security Systems

The capture device, which looks a lot like a TIVO unit or a home DVR system, really doesn’t require a lot of work. How much do you want to store versus how much do you want to pay? Remember again, you are not running a Dateline NBC sting operation here, the recording device is UNLIKELY to ever be used to prove anything. Don’t focus your energy here.

Your best bet are the “surveillance systems in a box.” The package an entire security camera system in a single box, including the wiring (if any is needed) recording device, cameras, and instructions. It doesn’t get much easier. Your decision will be made based on cost, and how many cameras do you need.

Finally, it’s worth repeating that no security camera system can prevent burglary or break in. They are only designed to make your property less inviting. There are even security camera systems which use FAKE cameras and devices as a deterrent. Those I don’t recommend as most bad guys can spot a fake a mile away. No matter if you do it yourself or hire your security project done by someone else, you now have the costs, the key points to know, and the best questions to ask.