HOME CAMERA SYSTEMS
Why Residential Surveillance?
Home camera systems provide residential customers with the benefit of being able to monitor their home and property at their own convenience. If you feel there is unknown or unwanted activity occurring in or around your home, a video surveillance system is a very effective way of tracking this activity, and maintaining full security of your property. Residential Video Surveillance Systems can be used for all, but not limited to, the following purposes:
Indoor camera systems
- Nanny and childcare surveillance
- Check in on children, elderly individuals or pets
- Help protect your family and prevent burglaries
- Follow up after a call from your monitoring station after an alarm
Outdoor camera systems
- Monitor any unusual activity
- Help prevent outdoor theft and vandalism
- Watch over your home when on vacation
- See who is at the door before answering it
Types of Camera’s
After receiving a consultation with us, one of our representatives will recommend the type of camera system that they feel best fits your home, given your situation or specifications. However, below is a list of camera’s that are commonly used for residential purposes. Cameras are connected to a DVR TVI or an NVR in order to record for later viewing. You can review and view the camera activity via your smart phone using the internet.
Dome cameras are very common due to their versatility. They can be installed on a wall, or ceiling and they are the least able to be tampered with. A dome camera may be provided with either a wide angle lens or a telephoto lens depending on the purpose of the camera in the particular location. Dome cameras have IR for night viewing.
Bullet Cameras can be mounted on a wall or ceiling. They are cost effective, can be easily aimed and can be installed for indoor or outdoor surveillance. IR Bullet cameras are most effective for nighttime viewing.
IP Cameras are more costly per camera but they provide a very high definition picture compared to analog cameras. There is no limit to the number of cameras that can be on a network which is great in terms of adding to an existing system. IP cameras are connected to an NVR if recording is required. IP cameras may be integrated on a system with analog cameras and must be connected to a TVI DVR.
COVERT CAMERAS (Hidden)
Covert A.K.A. “Hidden” cameras are very popular cameras for interior residential installations. Because they come in several different forms, there is always one that will meet your requirement and blend in with your surroundings. Covert Cameras can be disguised as indoor household items such as motion or smoke detectors, and sprinkler heads. Motion Detector coverts have invisible IR which helps them stay concealed while still functioning in the dark. Also available are “Pinhole” cameras which can be mounted and hidden within at item in the house.