Choosing the right cameras to add to your security system can be a little confusing. With low light, infrared, and moving cameras all being options, you need to look at your security and what you are trying to achieve by adding the cameras so that you can choose the right ones.
Determine Problem Areas
Before you buy any cameras, take a walk around the property and look for places that might be hard to see from inside the home. Another concern is any area that is very dark or has things obstructing the view of the approach to the house.
The front of the house is always a good option, but don't assume someone will always approach from the side. The idea is to cover the entire outside of the home if it is possible without making the house look like a penitentiary.
One thing to consider is adding a camera that will sweep over an area if you are concerned about covering a wide portion of the property. In some cases, adding stationary cameras to one side of the home could still leave a blind spot unless you use multiple cameras. A better alternative may be to use a single camera that is continuously moving to cover that area with just one camera.
A camera that moves often has the ability to be overridden from inside the house if you see something on the camera and want to track it. This type of camera will add some cost to your security system, but if it fills the need and provides you with some peace of mind, it may be worth the additional cost.
If you have a lot of dark areas on your property, infrared cameras offer the low light solution that makes it much easier to see into dark corners and places where lights are either not practical or not an option to install.
IR or infrared cameras are still improving, and the image quality is getting better all the time. Talk to your security company about what your options are and choose the camera that fits your budget and needs. If you go with the cheapest camera on the market, you will get poor quality images that will most likely be hard to identify anything with.
Once you add cameras to your property, you are going to need a solution to store the video. Setting up a system to monitor the cameras and store the video can take a bit of precision. It is best to have a technician install the cameras for you and set up the system inside the home. Talk to your security company about installation, monitoring, and on or offsite storage of the video feeds.
For more information about security camera systems, contact a company like A Tech Security.