If you are planning to install a home security camera, consider yourself lucky! Nowadays, you’ll find security cameras that come with a wide variety of features that make them more effective, convenient and versatile. We highlight five of these features below:
1. High-Definition (HD) Video Capture
Decades ago, the feed from security cameras produced grainy and sometimes choppy footage. That’s no longer the case today, thanks to better video resolutions. You can get a security camera with at least 720 progressive scan (p) resolution, but if you want a crystal-clear image on your video recording, go for 1080p or the Full High-Definition (HD) resolution. With this, you get to see everything that’s going on on your front lawn or backyard.
2. Night Vision and Low-Light Recording
Your home security camera should also have night vision or low light capabilities so it can record clear images of dark surroundings. Some products utilize an image intensifier to help brighten up any ambient light that is captured in the frame. Others use infrared light for the camera to record video at night.
3. Remote Access and Cloud Backup
You may consider a security camera with a companion app that allows you to watch real-time video on your mobile phone anytime and anywhere. You can also control the cameras remotely from the app. If you have a multi-camera setup, this allows you to regulate how and where your security system is accessed. Meanwhile, storing your recorded footage isn’t only limited to digital video recorders (DVRs). Some security cameras have cloud storage so you can access camera feeds on the internet from any device.
While the speaker function of a security camera may seem redundant, it is a big improvement from talking through an intercom or a door. With this, you can see and talk to visitors without an intercom system. If you have indoor cameras installed, you can use this feature to calm your pets while you’re away.
5. Motion Sensors
Motion sensors in security cameras are more widespread than most people think. Here, any movement that enters the camera’s field of view triggers the built-in sensor, causing the camera to activate and start recording. The main benefit of this feature is that it minimizes the need to record footage for hours on end, conserving storage space. It also saves internet data by reducing cloud backups.
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