A security camera can be a very effective way to keep your home or business safe. They can sometimes be a bit expensive, but the investment can also have a large pay off if you avoid theft. Take the time to shop around and find the right brand for your needs and budget.
Many security experts will give you their opinion on what the best brands and models available are, and where you can get them. You should decide what you’d like, such as a large camera to be a visible deterrent, or a small hidden camera to catch possible foul play?
Would you rather have a wired camera or go wireless? Once you have chosen and purchased the camera you want, it’s important to properly install it. Be sure to save any manuals, booklets and extra parts that come with it. Saving parts can keep you from having to replace them down the line. And keeping manuals can help you avoid costly service charges by installing or fixing the camera by yourself.
Follow the instruction manual very carefully. Each brand and model will have its own installation process. And you will have different directions for wired and wireless cameras. Wired cameras often involve more complex work, including rewiring, and you may need to seek professional help from an electrician.
Wireless cameras are a bit easier, but still require proper installation so that all pieces are communicating with one another and working properly. Installation differs from brand to brand, but there are a few standards to keep in mind.
The camera should have as wide of a scope as possible, covering the most area that it can. However, if it is too wide this can sometimes leave a blind spot for people to hide in undetected. Placing a camera in a corner is usually a good bet.