Wireless Security Camera Systems

If you are concerned about the security of your home or your business, surveillance cameras can be great for maintaining security. Knowing what is going on in and outside of your house or business can help protect you, your family and your things from intruders. If you want to monitor more than just one or two places inside or out of your house or business, a security camera system is perfect for you. A system comes with multiple cameras and receivers, and some come with digital video recorders so you can store your footage. Security camera systems can be a bit cumbersome and difficult to install because of their cords and cables. You might not be able to put a camera in a certain spot because of a problem that a cable creates. If you get a wireless security camera system you do not have to deal with cords or cables and you can set your cameras up wherever you need to, as long as they are within the wireless cameras’ ranges.

Wireless security camera systems can be easier to install and they can look nicer than regular surveillance systems. If you get a regular system you either have to have them installed and have the cables run through your walls, or you have to try to make sure the cables are inconspicuously run along your ceiling or floor. Even if you make sure the cables are flush against your ceiling or floor, they can still be seen and that can make your system very obvious. Wireless camera systems usually have smaller cameras that are more inconspicuous so your system will not be too obvious to the people who come to your home or business.

There are several wireless security camera systems available that vary in design, number of cameras, and features. Some systems work for both indoor and outdoors, night or day. Other systems can only be used indoors because of how the cameras are designed. You have a lot of options to choose from, so you should look at the variety that is available and find the best system for your specific needs. If you needed outdoor surveillance make sure that the system you get is durable enough to be outside, because if you put a fragile camera outdoors it could break easily. If you find a specific system that you want, look for it at a variety of stores and websites, so you can find the system at the best price possible.

Home Security Made Easy With Wireless Security Cameras

You may already know how huge a problem burglary and home invasion are. A home gets burgled every fifteen seconds. Part of the reason it is so popular is we as homeowners make it easy. 60% of all burglaries require no forced entry-duh!

To overcome this problem the home security industry has grown by leaps and bounds. They offer all kinds of solutions from security guards to monitored security systems. It really just depends on how much money you have and the value you place on your home and family security.

It used to be that only law enforcement and government agencies could afford wireless security cameras but thanks to advances in technology prices for all types of security cameras have dropped. It looks like prices will continue to drop and technology will get even better make a wireless security camera more attractive as an option.

A new breed of hidden spy camera has a DVR built in making it an attractive option for technologically challenged homeowners. Just plug it in and aim in the direction you want to monitor and use the remote control to start recording. This type of camera is only suitable for indoor use as a nanny cam for example.

The images are recorded on an SD card for easy replay.

Then there’s a USB DVR wireless system with four cameras for a combination of indoor or outdoor use. This gives you great flexibility to monitor front and back door and maybe both side yards as an example. This system is easy to use and install.

Another wireless option is the wireless IP camera. They go directly to your computer or DVR saving you money on hardware. It uses the internet to transmit video. The included software supports up to 16 cameras some of which may have night vision capability.

IP cameras and the USB DVR system are both networkable making the images viewable from any where in the world.

The uses for a wireless color security cameras for home or business is only limited by your imagination.

Make Your Home Safer With Security Camera Systems This Holiday Season

Heading into the holiday season may be the best time of all to consider upgrading or installing a new security camera system for your home or business. Prices will be reduced for the holidays, and you’ll be able to get better security technology than you did just a few years ago. Expect to pay around $400 for a basic system of 4 cameras and a recording system, up to $5250 or more for 16 cameras with low light detection, motion sensitivity, color, and indoor plus outdoor capability. Before you get confused and run screaming from the room, here are the major points to consider as you think about your new system.

  • Amount of light available to capture the image
  • Are you using wired or wireless locations? or both?
  • Size of the capture device (the DVR). How much video do you want to store?
  • How many cameras do you need to feel secure?
  • Is your system going to be indoor only, outdoor only, or both?

It doesn’t get more complicated than that, although if you do enough reading about surveillance systems, you’ll certainly find enough information to be confusing. Recognize a security camera system is only a deterrent, not a guarantee that you won’t have a robbery in your home or business. The only thing the cameras do is capture the event. Catching the bad guy is up to you or the police.

It is NOT altogether necessary to hire a monitoring company to watch your home or business. Upwards of 95% of all alarms generated turn about to be false alarms. Many agencies charge the home owner, or security operator for these false alarms if they have to send a unit to investigate. What you are doing with your security camera system, is providing a deterrent for the would be bad guy. You are making your property a little less attractive than perhaps your neighbors or someone down the road.

We’ll work on a home project for this article. Start your project by mapping the potential areas of breech that might occur. Doors and windows are clearly the main places, but there may be particular doors or windows that you can identify as a high risk. Windows that are not facing a street, for example, have a high level of intrusion possibility. Same for doors.

Once you’ve decided where the break ins can occur, look for mounting locations for your security system. Its here you will want to answer the question of wired or wireless. All cameras ARE wired in some form or fashion. They all need to have power to operate, so do look for locations where power is available. Wired systems in this case means a camera that delivers its signal back to the recording device by use of a hard wire connection, versus the wireless broadcast of camera video. There are cameras that operate on battery only, but these are not cost effective for our project. A good way to save yourself money is to use a single device to cover multiple potential attack points. One camera can cover multiple rooms, simply by being placed in the right location. Your map of potential targets will help you locate the places you can save money.

Note the lighting in the areas that will be monitored. Make a camera selection based on these criteria; a) the lowest amount of light that might be available in the area b) wired or wireless camera location c) motion detection on the part of the camera d) closed circuit (CCTV) or digital (on board recording). The rest of your decision will be about the way the device looks, not about the function. Select the camera type and number you need to complete the job and you are half way home. One other money saving tip. Its NOT the camera that’s the expensive portion–its the camera lens. A cheaper camera, with an upgraded lens, can provide you with the best quality picture for a significantly lower price. I’ve used this tactic in multiple homes where I’ve installed these systems.

The capture device, which looks a lot like a TIVO unit or a home DVR system, really doesn’t require a lot of work. How much do you want to store versus how much do you want to pay? Remember again, you are not running a Dateline NBC sting operation here, the recording device is UNLIKELY to ever be used to prove anything. Don’t focus your energy here.

Your best bet are the “surveillance systems in a box.” These package an entire security camera system in a single box, including the wiring (if any is needed) recording device, cameras, and instructions. It doesn’t get much easier. Your decision will be made based on cost, and how many cameras do you need.

Its worth repeating that no security camera system can prevent burglary or break in. They are only designed to make your property less inviting. There are even security camera systems which use FAKE cameras and devices as a deterrent. Those I don’t recommend as most bad guys can spot a fake a mile away. No matter if you do it yourself, or hire your security project done by someone else, you now have the costs, the key points to know, and the best questions to ask.