If you have the money to buy a security system for your home, then you should make sure that the system is state of the art. You want to make sure that you have the equipment to make sure that your property is safe when you are not there.
Buying a security system is sometimes not as simple as running to the store and then just picking one up. If you have a premises that is worth a lot of money, then you should invest some money in a state of the art system and do your research before you buy it.
If you are unlucky enough that you have bought a simple system, have been broken into and the cameras have failed, then you will wish that you would have spent more money on the system and bought a more reliable security suite.
If you are thinking about buying a security system, then there are some choices that you will have to make. Read on for more information about those choices.
1. Weather resistant, or weather proof – You might have read that and thought that they are both the same, when actually, when it comes to cameras, they are not the same at all. Weather resistant means that the camera will work when it is under certain conditions. But, when those conditions reach a certain level, they will cease to work. Whereas, weather proof, means that it will work no matter what. It should carry on recording in a hurricane, as long as it stays connected to the system. Weather proof is a lot more expensive, and if you are going to house the cameras inside, or in a area of the garden that has shelter, then you could opt for weather resistant and save some money.
2. IP cameras or regular cameras – In a modern security system, there will be cameras called IP cameras and they will not be attached to the system. They can be installed anywhere on the property, as long as they are connected to the Wi-Fi. The biggest benefit of these cameras is that you can access the footage anywhere in the world, from your computer, or even your smart phone. Whereas with older systems, the cameras will need to be attached to the system by a wire and the footage will be recorded to the main system, somewhere in the house. Therefore, you can only view the footage from inside the house, or elsewhere if you have access to a tape or DVD player. The IP cameras can be more expensive, but if you have done some research, you can find them for cheaper than some wired cameras. They will also offer you with a lot more user options, like live viewing and recording to a hard drive. You will even be able to move the camera using your phone. So, if you can afford it, then IP cameras will be the better option.
3. Camouflage or colored – Most security camera systems come with options for what color the cameras are. If you don’t want people to know that the cameras are there, then you should opt for the camouflage option. But, if you want to have the cameras act as a deterrent, and then you should color the cameras to make them stand out. Therefore, people will be able to see them and they will know that the property is protected, and they will be less likely to break in.