1. Camera Type
The type of camera system you choose should depend on what kind of security you want to achieve. There are two types of cameras: fixed-position and pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ). Fixed-position cameras have a single point of view and cannot move around. PTZ cameras can rotate 360 degrees horizontally and vertically, and zoom in and out.
2. Number of Cameras
If you need to cover a larger area, then you’ll need more cameras. You may need at least three cameras if you want to cover a wide area. If you only need to monitor one room, then you can get away with just one camera.
3. Motion Detection
Motion detection is a great feature to have if you want to know who is entering and leaving your home. If motion is detected, then you can send alerts to your phone or computer.
4. Recording Time
How long do you want to record? A good rule of thumb is 30 seconds per hour. So if you set your recording time to 10 minutes, then you would record for about 2 hours.
5. Storage Capacity
This refers to how much storage space you have for video footage. Most systems have between 1GB and 4GB of storage capacity.
Resolution refers to the quality of the image. High resolution means that each pixel contains more information than low resolution.
7. Audio Capability
Audio capability lets you hear people talking while they are inside your house. This is helpful for monitoring activity in your home.
Cameras are the eyes of your security system. If they do not have good quality cameras, then you may want to consider upgrading them. You should always look for cameras that have high resolution, low noise, and wide dynamic range (WDR). These features allow for clear images even under harsh lighting conditions. Another feature to look for is night vision capability. Night vision allows you to see clearly at night without having to use artificial lights.
Alarms are an important part of any security system. Make sure that your alarm company offers 24/7 monitoring and that they provide emergency services if necessary. Also make sure that your alarm company provides video recording capabilities.
10. Remote Access
Remote access is a great way to monitor your home remotely. You can check your camera feeds, view live footage, and control your system from anywhere.
11. Wireless Technology
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly popular. Many systems now offer wireless connectivity, making it easier than ever before to install and maintain.
12. Motion Sensors
Motion sensors are useful for detecting intruders. When motion is detected, the system automatically sends out alerts and activates the siren.
13. Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors are helpful for alerting you to fire hazards. Most smoke detectors today have a built-in speaker and microphone that lets you hear the sound of the alarm and talk back to the intruder.
14. Panic Button
A panic button is a simple device that you push when you feel threatened. Your alarm company will send help immediately.