8 things to check while getting security camera system
When selecting a security camera system, it’s important to consider various factors to ensure you choose a system that meets your needs and provides effective surveillance. SystemsOne Security provides security camera system in and around Canton, GA, Brookhaven, GA, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Sandy Springs, Atlanta.
Here are 8 things to check: Resolution and Image Quality:
High resolution is crucial for capturing clear and detailed images. Look for cameras with at least 1080p Full HD resolution or higher. Higher resolution cameras are especially important for identifying individuals or details in the footage.
- Camera Type:
There are various camera types, including dome cameras, bullet cameras, PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras, and more. Choose cameras that are suitable for the specific areas you want to monitor. For example, dome cameras offer a discreet appearance, while bullet cameras are more visible and can be a deterrent.
- Field of View (FOV) and Coverage:
Consider the camera’s field of view, which determines the area the camera can cover. Wide-angle lenses are useful for covering large areas, while cameras with adjustable lenses or PTZ capabilities allow you to focus on specific spots or track moving objects.
- Night Vision and Low-Light Performance:
Make sure the cameras have good low-light and infrared capabilities for effective night vision. Cameras with IR LEDs can provide clear footage even in complete darkness. Check the camera’s night vision range to ensure it covers the desired area.
- Storage and Recording Options:
Decide how you want to store and access your footage. Most systems offer local storage (such as an NVR or DVR) and/or cloud storage. Cloud storage provides remote access and backup, but it might come with subscription fees. Consider the amount of storage space you need based on the number of cameras and recording quality.
- Remote Access and Mobile App:
A good security camera system should allow you to monitor your property remotely using a mobile app or web interface. Ensure that the system you choose provides reliable and user-friendly remote access options.
- Motion Detection and Alerts:
Look for cameras with motion detection features. These cameras can send you alerts or notifications when motion is detected within their field of view. Adjustable sensitivity settings can help reduce false alarms caused by factors like moving trees or pets.
- Wired vs. Wireless:
Decide whether you want a wired or wireless system. Wired systems often provide more stable connections and power, but they require more installation effort. Wireless systems are easier to install but may have limitations in terms of signal range and potential interference.
Remember to research and read reviews from reputable sources before making a decision. It’s also a good idea to consult with professionals or experts in the field to ensure you’re making an informed choice based on your specific security needs. Please call us without any hesitation.