What to Consider When Purchasing Security Cameras

June 29, 2018

Summer is here and there is no doubt you are eager to get out and enjoy the weather. Pool parties, beach days, fairs, cookouts, the list of reasons to get out of the house is endless! Well while you are out enjoying the day, you have a chance of getting robbed by a home break in! Statistics show that most burglaries take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. With the chance of such a crime striking you, perhaps you should consider getting some security cameras to ensure the safety of your property. Well before you go out buying some, here are some tips from our expert team that you need to know before making your purchase.

 

Know the right location

 

If you find yourself wanting to purchase some security cameras the first thing you need to ask yourself is, where will they go? Now the obvious answers are near doors and windows on your home, after all that’s how someone will be breaking in but what about the less obvious locations? Is there a way for someone to get into your home via the second floor? Are there any spots on your home that can cover your entire backyard? Will the cameras give you a combined 360-degree view of your property at all times? These are some of the questions you must ask yourself when deciding if you want to buy a home security camera system.

 

Do your research

 

Now that you know where the perfect places for the cameras to go on your home, it is time to pick a brand. With some many to choose from though, how do you know which is best for you? Research is the answer, my friend! Do you want the cameras to be large and noticeable to scare away possible intruders or perhaps you want something smaller that won't be a sore thumb on your home? Perhaps a smart camera with a feed you can view in real time on your phone whenever you please is of interest to you? You don’t need to have a specific brand on your mind but knowing what kind of camera system you would want will give you a smooth process in purchasing the best system for you.

 

It's all about the angle

 

So we have our camera and we know exactly what brand we want to install, but have you considered the angle the camera will be on? Sure it’s easy to put them up but will you be able to see everything? If your cameras have even one blind spot, it could all be for nothing when an intruder comes onto your property. It is recommended to place your camera at a 120-degree angle for the maximum range of sight. This allows you to see the best field of vision you can from the camera and find out what exactly is going on outside. It also doesn’t hurt if cameras have some overlapping views. For example, if a tree is in the way of some space on one camera, set another camera on an angle that will allow it to see behind the tree. The more you can see, the safer you will be!

 

Consult with a professional

 

Never forget to consult with home security professionals, like our team at Keyed In LLC, when you decide to install some security cameras. We will have insights you can’t find online or figure out on your own and will have experience in every kind of situation. On top of our experience, we will also be extremely familiar with brands and types of cameras; we can even help recommend some brands that you might not have considered before. An outside opinion can always give you valuable insight, so why wouldn’t you want to discuss the security of your home with a professional?

 

Now that you have these tips it's time to put them into action! Go out and secure your home with cameras today!

 

 

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