Things to Keep In Mind When Installing Residential Video Surveillance


As a modern homeowner, undoubtedly having a home security system is of utmost importance. With advancements in technology, every homeowner is now assured of finding a system that will not only fit within their budget but will also meet their individual residential security needs. One of the more popular options that homeowners gravitate toward are video surveillance systems. The main reasons for this is that they ensure any intrusions into your home are recorded while also capturing the identity of these potential intruders. Nevertheless, opting to install video surveillance is not as simple as buying a security camera and mounting it at your preferred location. Here are some of the things that you should keep in mind when installing residential video surveillance.

Make a choice between wired or wireless video surveillance

One of the first things that you should consider is what type of security camera you would prefer. Over the years, there has been an upsurge of wireless devices in homes, as the internet becomes the main mode of communication. Wireless systems are convenient, as you do not have to endure complicated installation process that would involve requiring your entire home. As such, the labour costs associated with installing these types of security cameras can be quite economical.

It should be noted that wireless systems come with a limited signal range. This is not a problem that you would experience with wired cameras that are retrofitted into your home since as long as the wires are intact, the camera will receive and relay signals.

Consider the placement of the surveillance cameras

Another thing to keep in mind when contemplating video surveillance would be the placement of the cameras. Several things would determine this placement. Firstly, you would have to consider the line of sight of the camera. The placement of the camera will determine the line of sight of the lens. For instance, you may assume placing a camera right at your front door would be ideal, but potential burglars may gain access through the side of your home out of the line of sight of the camera. The best thing to do would be to get several cameras that overlap each other's line of sight to ensure you have different, unobstructed views of your home.

Secondly, you would have to consider protection from the elements for the cameras. Although some cameras may be waterproof, being exposed to gale winds may dismantle them from their mount. As such, try to ensure that wherever the cameras are mounted, they will not be at risk of being dismounted. One way of doing this would be by purchasing additional protective housing for your security cameras to ensure they have complete shelter from the elements.


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