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What Criteria To Choose A Security Camera?

Before deciding on a particular security camera model, ask yourself a few questions. To begin, ask yourself where do you intend to install your security camera? Some IP security cameras are designed for outdoor installation: they will be more resistant to wind and weather. In addition, these models will generally be equipped with a better image optimization system, to deliver images of as good quality as an indoor camera, despite weather elements such as wind, rain, or fog.

Here is how you can choose the most reliable home security camera system:

If you choose an indoor camera, ask yourself how big of a space you want to monitor, then which model of the camera will be able to cover all of this space. Thus, a small fixed camera will be sufficient to monitor an entrance hall, while if you need to monitor an entire store, opt for a dome camera, which is fixed to the ceiling and monitors the entire area of the store thanks to a rotation and tilt system.

Another of your selection criteria should be the image quality of your surveillance camera. If you want to be able to precisely identify criminals, as is often the case on professional premises, it is recommended to opt for a high-resolution IP surveillance camera. To choose your camera, rely on its resolution, keeping in mind that a resolution that is all the higher will translate into an image that is all the more precise.

Also, consider the options available on each camera model: for example, if you plan to install your camera outdoors, it will be useful for you to benefit from good quality night vision. Similarly, some cameras offer a motion detector option that can help you react quickly in many situations.

Also, find out about the different possible modes of image transmission from the camera to your personal or professional computer. IP security cameras operate via the Internet Protocol: they can be connected to your ADSL box or your Wi-Fi network. Thus, the images can be viewed in real-time from any other device connected to your Internet network. Other cameras first require you to connect to your device and then transfer the images: if you want to monitor your home or your store in real-time from a distance, this mode of transmission is not to be preferred.

Finally, the last criterion to take into account when choosing your surveillance camera is its storage capacity. Indeed, the higher it is, the more images you can save before having to transfer them to another device or replace them. In the case of an IP camera, be aware that the images are not recorded on the device but on the network (either they are transmitted directly to your computer, or they are stored in the Cloud), which allows an even more large storage capacity. You can also connect them to an external hard drive with high storage capacity.