Technological advancements have upgraded almost all industries nowadays, such as home security systems. As opposed to a single IP security camera or a small security camera, home security systems are made with more specific features, and devices can protect the whole property, no matter its size. If you’re looking to install a home security system, there are crucial considerations for you to make.
There’s a good number of advanced security camera features you can pick from, but the basics should be a given: security cameras, a digital video recorder and the necessary cables to connect the two. You can connect as many cameras, smartphones, tablets or other devices to the control system as the number of channels you have installed. If your security system has six channels, for example, you can only connect up to six cameras simultaneously to your security system. You may not have to purchase a lot of cameras in the beginning. But with a reasonable number of channels, you can just add more cameras to install later on if needed.
Types of Cameras
You will find several cameras types of cameras in the market these days, but you should choose one with 1080p HD recording (the higher the resolution, the better the quality) with some optional features, like video/audio recording, weather-proof equipment, night vision, etc.
Backup Storage for Recorded Video & Audio
Storing drives are often just your typical hard disks which have a capacity to store as much as 500 GB to over 3 TB of data of data. A 500GB hard disk will be able to store an entire day’s worth of video with HD quality, while a TB hard disk can hold the video for as long as a week. If you’re not particular about video quality, you can save in low-resolution, which lets a 3 TB drive can store up to 30 to 50 days worth of data on a 3TB drive.
Central System and Security Camera Connection
A central console system can be connect to security cameras in a wired or wireless setup. While wireless systems are obviously more convenient to setup, their range can be rather limited. So if you have a large area, you will need to install Wi-Fi repeaters at strategic points so you can ensure total coverage. Your home security system will decrease its value otherwise. Security means complete, not partial, protection.
Monitoring systems also have monitors that will display multiple screens simultaneously, each one showing a different view through a different channel. In a Wi-Fi-based system, you will be able to monitor such channels using any device – laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.- that is connected to the Internet, even sending email notifications or mobile push alerts when a threat is detected.