When it comes to security camera systems, it’s all about choices. You have security needs, and what you need is a security system that meets your needs. But what if your needs change? You need a security system you can customize and modify to fit those new needs. You need a wireless surveillance camera system which gives you lots of options.
You need cameras which can work for night and day, and that means infrared capacity and automatic lighting controls. The night vision should have a good enough range, and there should be some auto-light compensation to prevent wash-out effects. You may also have to look into motion detectors, so that your system can start recording only as needed.
And of course, you need cameras for both indoor and outdoor use. Outdoor cameras can see the trouble earlier, and can even deter burglars. They can tell you who’s on your doorstep before you open your door.
But of course, this means that your cameras, when you use them outside that means your cameras must be designed to withstand the elements. You need some sort of waterproof capacity. Your camera should be able to withstand rain on a regular basis (although you really shouldn’t submerge it and a roof is very useful). What’s more, it should be able to withstand assaults from vandals.
Indoor cameras can provide a second line of defense. You can also use for special areas, such as for your vault, your garage, or for the baby’s room. With indoor cameras, you don’t have to make it so tough.
Wired or wireless?
Wired cameras can offer more reliable connections, and the image resolution can be clearer too. Wired cameras are also often the ones with the advanced IR capabilities. But the wire may pose some installation problems, and these wires should be inaccessible to vandals. You may have to do some extensive remodeling for some wired cameras.
Wireless systems refer to cameras which send their signals without wires. But they may still need wires for their power requirements. Wireless systems are usually much easier to install, and there’s no clutter to worry about. The more wired cameras you use, the more wires you’ll have to accommodate.
But you have to make sure that the wireless connection is reliable. Some inferior systems may be disrupted by competing signals.
You may want to think about choosing both options. Each type has its advantages, and your system should be able to accommodate either or both at the same time.
What’s the resolution?
Resolution is a matter of balancing clarity and hard disk storage space. You need a system that meets your preferences. If you want extremely clear videos that can provide a resolution that’s DVD quality, then it should be possible. You may want something clear enough that you can recognize someone, or you may want a resolution that allows you to make out a license plate in front of your home. The images must have no distortion and stretching, and a time stamp can be great for evidentiary purposes. If you want, your video should be viewable on a wide enough monitor, such as a 19-inch LED model.
You’ll need to think about the frame rate (30 fps ought to do it) so that you can freeze the video and get something more than just a blur. Your DVR should also be backwards compatible so that you can still use lower tech cameras if you want.
How long can you record? Here the choice is simple. The more gigabytes of space you have, the better it is for you. You can spend a lot more weeks without having to delete or transfer videos, and you can choose a higher resolution for you videos without having to worry about hard disk storage space.
The bare minimum these days is 500 gigabytes, and 1 TB is preferable. With 2 TB, just about all your practical problems are solved. With 2TB, higher resolutions are possible for your videos and you can still record for a long while.
View Cameras With Smartphone or Tablet
Obviously, you can stay home every day and watch your monitor. And that means you must also have the option of watching your camera surveillance footage through your tablets or smartphone. This means you should get an email or a text if your motion detector detects something. An attachment of an image would be nice, so that if it’s someone you know your worries are assuaged.
Here, having an app on your phone or tablet is very convenient. It’s better than going online and then finding the right website to view your footage. You should also put in some security settings, so that not everyone can use your smartphone to view your security settings.
So Why Choose the Lorex Surveillance System?
While you may have a lot of options when it comes to home security systems, just about every customer of the Lorex security camera systems is extremely enthusiastic about them. In just about every review, customers point out that the system performs better than advertised. You don’t want a generic no-name system that hasn’t proven itself. You have the option of utilizing the Lorex wireless camera and use wired Lorex security cameras at the same time.
Finally, there’s the price. Camera systems use to cost tens of thousands of dollars. Not anymore! The Lorex surveillance system is still one of the most affordable for most homes and small businesses. And the return on investment (ROI) is for this investment is quite high. It is easy to install and use. Basically, the best thing about the Lorex is that whatever your security needs are, you can modify it so that all your security needs are met.
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