Do You Still Need a Telephone in Your House?
When you are contemplating installing exterior cameras around your home, you need to be aware of a few factors. These aspects can help you avoid common problems that prevent these cameras from performing properly. Location Before you can place the cameras, you need to know where to put them. The most logical locations will be around any entryway of your home like the back and front doors. However, you should also consider a camera on each side of your home. This is especially important if you have windows on the ground level that someone could potentially climb through to get into your home. Another thing to consider is if anything could block the view of the cameras over time. For example, if you have a small tree on the side of your home, the tree will eventually grow and block the lens. To avoid this problem, you can place the camera in an alternate location such as a different corner of your home or you may consider removing the tree before it gets too big. Wired or Wireless Aside from location, you need to determine if you want your cameras to be hard wired into your system or if you prefer a wireless model. Wired cameras have been around the longest, but they do require a direct line that someone with experience could cut to disable the video feed. To avoid this problem, you must protect the wires by placing a thick plastic cover over them. Wireless cameras are becoming more popular with homeowners because of the lack of wires. These cameras rely on a wireless network, similar to cell phones, to send the video feed to your security system. One advantage with these models is that some security companies allow you to view the video on your phone using the same wireless signal. Light Requirements The last factor you need to consider is the amount of light the camera will require. During the daytime, this may not be an issue, but at night, you need a light source to get a clear image. Motion sensor lights are a good choice for external cameras, since they do not turn on until it is triggered. However, if you plan to have cameras around bedroom windows, it is important to avoid extremely bright floodlights for these areas. Another option you have is to pick cameras that have night vision. These cameras have special lenses that allow them to get a clear image during the darker parts of the days. Once you have the opportunity to look into residential external cameras, you will have an easier time finding the right model type and location around your home. If you have any additional questions or concerns, the security companies, like Tele-Plus, in your area will be able to help you...read more