For home and business owners looking to increase the security of their properties, investing in a camera surveillance system is a great option.
Of course, it’s important ahead of time to do plenty of research and get advice from trusted friends and family who already have security systems in place, so you feel more comfortable with your purchase.
Here’s a look at some of the lesser known and interesting tips about security camera systems, which can help you to choose the best option for your home or business.
Not All Cameras are Created Equally:
The term “security camera system” is inherently broad, so you might understandably think pretty much any type you choose will be great for your home or office. However, there are differences between security camera systems — and you, of course, want to buy one that best suits your needs.
For instance, for homeowners who admittedly aren’t handy, a DIY wire-free system makes a lot of sense. The wire-free security cameras run on batteries and are easy to install and maintain.
On the other hand, a business owner may prefer a wired system installed around their building. Like the many other countless models on the market, Lorex wired 4K systems feature ultra HD resolution to produce crystal clear images well suited for large-scale surveillance.
A PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera is also a stellar option for businesses, as this security device can monitor larger or open areas on its own, thus eliminating the need for multiple cameras.
You Might Not Need All the Bells and Whistles — Literally
For an added cost, some security camera systems include an alarm system that will emit a shrill noise when the camera is triggered in some manner. While you might be tempted to spend extra on this feature, experts warn against it as burglars tend to be well aware of the amount of time it takes for law enforcement to respond to robberies.
Additionally, security camera systems that feature alarms can be more of a nuisance to neighbors rather than an indication that something is wrong. Case in point: If you’ve ever heard the blaring sound of a car alarm, you know they don’t always inspire your neighbors to jump to action.
Chances are you can skip this feature and focus instead on a high-quality home security camera that captures clear footage.
You Can Probably Skip the Contract:
As you talk to neighbors and business owners who already have security camera systems in place, they might mention whether they had to sign a contract. In general, service contracts aren’t a great deal for the average consumer. Fortunately, however, there are companies that allow you to purchase the cameras outright without signing a contract.
With that in mind, do your homework to see which companies force you into a contract and avoid doing business with them at all costs. Instead, buy the camera system from a reliable company and either install it yourself or hire a handyman.
Say Goodbye to Buyer’s Remorse and Hello to Your New Security Cameras:
Like most purchases, it’s a good idea to do some research prior to buying a home or business security camera system. By speaking with those who already have security systems in place and getting their advice, combined with your own efforts to learn as much as possible about these devices, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the best system for your budget and property.