When we say “advanced security”, chances are you’re associating it with cameras. Video surveillance is the mascot of the home security industry, as it perfectly represents the service. People will always put more trust in the live feed provided by a small camera, than in an alarm system that only sends a notification. People feel safer when they are able to check on their home themselves by accessing the camera feed remotely from their smartphone. Not to mention a full camera system has many other benefits too. But no matter how awesome it sounds, an extensive surveillance system isn’t recommended for everyone.
Cameras come in many shapes and forms. Beside the fixed position “box with a lens on its front end” ones, cameras can be rotatable and they can pan to any direction, thus covering a larger section of the area. Not to mention that numerous hardware manufacturer are implementing new industrial designs into cameras for the home. The traditional “dome” camera that twirls 360 degrees is a good example. The ability to adjust the spectrum the camera supervises could increase the chance of catching criminals off guard, as they plan to outmaneuver fixed-position cameras. The practical design also houses state of the art technology. Infrared night vision is no longer the spec op spy’s private feature, as nowadays any noteworthy outdoor camera can see in the dark. Coupled with the available HD recording, you can be 100% sure that the burglars will be well identifiable for the police.
Your Very Own Sauron’s Eye
A well set-up camera system benefits the household in more than one way. First of all, residents are able to check both the indoor and outdoor area of their home while being at work or on holiday. Security companies operate a monitoring center where the staff can immediately access the live feed during a break-in to identify the perpetrator, or even scare the criminals away by intimidating them. For non-emergency-purposes, you can use the cameras to identify anyone standing at the front door, to check whether the kids have safely arrived from school, or to keep an eye on a mischievous pet.
Higher Protection, for a Higher Price
Unfortunately, establishing a full surveillance comes at a very high expense on your part. Other than the already high equipment cost – and you’ll need more than one camera to cover the whole house – home security companies lock the video monitoring option behind their most expensive premium package, which will mean an increased monthly fee too.
Video monitoring is an essential part of your home security system, as unlike the operators, you won’t supervise your system 24/7. And don’t forget the extra devices, such as the cloud storage unit and the streaming recorder, as they enable you to see the live camera feed. All in all, a competent camera system costs a lot both on the short-term and long-term, thus we only recommend it for people who are frequently away from home, or have very valuable items inside the house they wish to protect.
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