Are you looking to get a security camera system for your home or business, but not familiar with them at all? If so, it helps to know what features to look for so that you are happy with the system and how it works for you.
Having night vision in a security camera is pretty much essential since you need to be able to see what is happening around your building at all times of the day. If you are depending on lights to illuminate what you see on camera, it means that you'll miss a lot of what is happening when you look back on your security camera footage.
Motion alerts can be a great way to be notified only if odd activity is happening. However, there are different kinds of motion alerts that can make this feature either amazing or annoying. You'll want motion alerts that let you highlight a certain portion of the screen for motion so that you are not alerted to things like moving trees and animals. For example, if you have a camera pointed towards a main entry door, you'll want to set an alert zone directly in front of the door for when motion is detected. This will ensure you only get alerted when someone approaches your door.
Long gone are the days where you recorded security cameras to tapes, or even need a hard drive to store hours of footage on. Many modern security camera systems store all of their footage in the cloud. While it requires the camera system to be connected to the Internet, all of the footage will be accessible no matter where you are. This also gives you protection, because if the recording device was at your building, someone could always just steal or damage the recording device to destroy the footage of them on your security camera.
One of the nice things about security cameras is that many of them are connected to the Internet for remote viewing. This means that you can use an app on your smartphone to check in on your building no matter where you are, watch old footage stored in the cloud and even manage how your security cameras work. This can give you some much-needed peace of mind if you are away and want to ensure that everything back at home or the office is safe.