Benefits of Home and Business Surveillance

Some people believe that a security camera setup is a waste of money; if something bad happens on your property, a camera isn’t going to prevent that. From a legal standpoint, however, video proof of either criminal activity or the events leading up to an accident can make or break your case.

Security camera installation on your property can help protect you in court against the following:

1. Theft or vandalism.
2. Trespassing.
3. Liability for injuries occurring on your property.

NVRs and DVRs

Network video recorders (NVRs) and digital video recorders (DVRs) are very similar in that they hold all the information that cameras send to them. Hard drives vary in storage capacity. One of our security professionals will recommend which storage size you’ll need based on the number of cameras and how far back you want to view footage.

A DVR system is a more economic option and is better for smaller-scale surveillance projects. The DVR is a classic in the surveillance system world and is currently most common. The camera function is plug and play.

The industry, however, is rapidly evolving as new technology is being introduced. NVRs use IP cameras. This technology allows each camera to have its own IP address, making communication between camera and NVR much more flexible than that of its DVR cousin. If you have a property with multiple buildings, IP cameras can send information via internet router to the NVR, reducing the excessive need of wire (cat5e cable).

Call today to discuss which option is best for you.

Bullet, Turret, and Dome Cameras

There are three main camera styles; what you choose depends on the environment in which the camera is installed.

Bullet cameras are cylindrical in shape and are small and unobtrusive. They are lightweight, easy to mount, and easy to adjust. They’re most commonly used for outdoor use, and are made to withstand most weather extremes. Bullet cameras are the most common camera style.

Dome and turret cameras are very similar in that they have a rounded shape. The main difference between the two is that while the dome camera is more vandal proof due to its casing, the turret camera has higher infrared capabilities that increase quality of night vision.

Camera Features

Most cameras come with standard day and night vision, and almost all surveillance systems come with remote viewing of footage via your smartphone or tablet. There are varying degrees of video quality to choose from, depending on your budget.

Additionally, you can opt for special features, such as pan tilt zoom or motion detection.

Complete Installation Services

While there’s the option of purchasing a security camera system online and attempting to DIY an install, you run the risk of poor mounting, connectivity issues, and improper storage and surveillance setup.

Security camera installation is best left to professionals if you want to ensure quality control and installation accuracy. Call us today and take the next step of protecting your assets and your family.