Tips To Choose Security Camera

By: Courtney Hamby on August 22nd, 2014

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Tips To Choose Security Camera

describe the imageSecurity cameras are gaining a lot of popularity these days as they are an economical and convenient way of maintaining the safety of homes and offices.  These cameras are linked to one main monitoring system where the user can view the recordings. With these cameras, it is easy to secure their home, offices and personal properties. Different types of security cameras are available in the market and it is tricky to choose the best among them. Listed below are some tips which you can consider while buying security cameras.


Determine your needs by answering these questions

  • What do you want to monitor?
  • Do you need wireless or wired camera systems?
  • What type of cameras do you need? Indoor or outdoor?
  • How many cameras do you require?
  • What is your budget?


Decide the security camera

You can decide the type of security camera after determining your needs and recording environment. You can choose between wired and wireless cameras according to the location where you wish to place the cameras. Most people like buying a wireless camera as it is a cost-effective option of setting up cameras. Also, wireless cameras offer better security and clear audio and video.


Check the quality of images

While selecting a security camera, it is important to check with the quality of images which the camera produces. For checking the image quality, you can check the technology which the camera is based on. Safety cameras commonly use CCD technology which produces good quality images and videos.


Select the light level

The light level of the security cameras is one of the most important specifications. Light levels of the cameras are measured in Lux. The lower the lux number, lesser light will be required for reproducing a clear image.


Understand camera resolution

Ensure that you check the resolution of the security camera before buying it. Remember that when the resolution number is high, a sharper image is created by the camera. While normal security cameras have a camera resolution of 330 lines, high resolution cameras have a better resolution of 400 lines.


To sum up, these are some tips which you can take into account while buying security cameras. Ensure that you buy these cameras from a store which provides good after sales service so that you don’t have to face any problem while handling the working of these cameras. 

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