Security cameras are one of the more popular home security tech tools. That’s because they allow you to see what’s happening while you are away. Security cameras allow you to monitor and record activity in and around an area. Whether you want to watch over a sleeping baby, or see who is at the front door, home security cameras offer you peace of mind.
A home security camera is a wonderful investment for those who want to keep an eye on what’s happening at their home or business. But, with so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which security camera is the right camera. Today’s security cameras have a number of built-in features. Which is why, it’s important to understand the different types of security cameras available.
Indoor Security Cameras
Indoor security cameras give you peace of mind. That’s because they allow you to ensure your belongings are accounted for and your kids and pets are safe while you are away. Some of the most common features for indoor security cameras include an option to view live video as well as two-way communication. But, just like anything else, depending on your lifestyle, some features may be more important than others. We this mind, we offer some insight on the best security camera features.
Outdoor Security Cameras
Just like indoor security cameras, outdoor security cameras can be an integrated part of a complete home security system. Outdoor security cameras are one of the best ways to deter burglars. So, make sure to get a durable outdoor camera that can stand up to the elements like the salty ocean air. Other things like, night vision capabilities and motion sensors are also just as important.
Wireless Security Cameras
Wireless security cameras are cameras that are completely wire free. That means they work off WiFi and use a batter for power. Things to consider about a wireless security camera include home network speed and the number of devices already using your home WiFi. A WiFi security system, uses individual wireless sensors that are located throughout a home. But, there are some drawbacks to using wireless security cameras such as reliability and interference. For more information on what materials get in the way of a WiFi signal, read our article on WiFi signal strength.
Wired Security Cameras
Unlike wireless cameras that rely your WiFi signal, wired security cameras only require cables for power and video transmission. To put it into perspective, a cable runs from the camera to a recorder, which then connects to your router. At this point, there are two choices for how you power your wired security system, a separate power cord, or one PoE cable.
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) enabled security systems only requires one cable, which provides both power and an Internet connection. The main advantage to any wired system is reliability. In fact, wired systems are not susceptible to interference from wireless signals due to the physical connections between the cameras, the recorder, and router.
Security Camera Features
Just like anything else, depending on your lifestyle, some features of a security camera may be more important than others. So, whether you want a camera to deter burglars, to keep an eye on your kids or pets, or both, here are some of the most important features to keep in mind.
Field of View (FOV): a vast majority of security cameras have a range from 90 degrees up to 140 degrees
Video Quality: the ranges of resolution in security cameras generally go from 480p to 1080p for the best quality
Motion Detection: security cameras with motion detection will alert you whenever a specified area has movement within its field of view
Audio: a two-way audio enabled camera will allow you to communicate to whoever is in the view of the camera
App Support: modern security cameras come with apps that connect your cameras to your smartphone app for monitoring and control
Night Vision: the distance from which a security camera can record images in low to no light situations, can have an impact on its effectiveness
Video Surveillance System
A video surveillance system is capable of capturing images and videos that can be compressed, stored, or sent over communication networks. In its simplest form, video surveillance allows individuals to observe from a distance by means of a camera. These cameras are often connected to a recording device or IP network, and can be watched remotely or locally. From IP to analog, how one builds a video surveillance system depends on what it is needed for. So, if you are going to spend the money on a video surveillance system to protect your home, office, or both, it’s best to ensure the system you build is done so with the best equipment.
Luma Surveillance is more than a series of cameras and recorders. It’s the ability to keep you and your family safe and have confidence while you’re away. Although an expert like Shultz Audio Video installs your Luma surveillance system, they can be used by anyone. In fact, a simple and intuitive user interface is consistent across multiple platforms. Thus, giving you complete control of your system.
And with Luma’s intuitive app, you can access video directly on your phone or tablet at all times. It’s the perfect combination of quality and ease of use. But, this isn’t a cheap DIY surveillance kit. A smarter home makes for a simpler life. Luma Surveillance works alongside your home automation system for ultimate convenience.
Luma Surveillance HD Security Cameras
It’s not Hollywood, but it’s close. Luma cameras provide crystal-clear video in full HD, and are capable of capturing life’s precious moments, no matter the detail. Grainy, jumpy video is typically the expectation for surveillance cameras. Luma Surveillance™ is different. With crystal-clear video in Full HD, you can see the finer details in life. You aren’t just capturing pictures, you’re capturing moments. From your child’s first steps to your dog’s shenanigans, with Luma, you’re able to record and playback the most important memories in your life.
Exceptional video quality shouldn’t be limited to a 9-5 schedule. Luma utilizes Sense-Up technology, which allows you to view nighttime video in full color. Built to defend against Mother Nature and potential vandals, Luma cameras keep recording in even the toughest conditions. With reliability in any space, HD capture, and impressive storage capabilities, Luma cameras are up for the challenge.
Luma Surveillance Digital Recorders
Luma digital recorders, give you the ability to access your video anytime, anywhere. Unlike other digital recorders that rely on cloud storage, Luma utilizes secured local storage on hard drives. This allows for improved viewing quality that won’t hog your bandwidth. While cloud storage measures recording time in hours and days, Luma recorders can store weeks and months of footage.
So, when you want to see a recording, you won’t have to go to the cloud to find it. In fact, Luma recorders keep everything on hard drives for secure and convenient access. Whether you want to rewind, fast forward, or take a snapshot, you can do all that and more.
See Clearly at Night with Starlight
You won’t believe your eyes when you see the dazzling clarity of the Luma Surveillance 710-Series IP cameras. At 8MP, these cameras deliver dazzling 4K resolution. Luma’s Starlight technology ensures you can see it all, day and night. Exceptional video quality shouldn’t be limited to a 9-5 schedule. Luma utilizes Sense-Up technology, which allows you to view nighttime video in full color!
San Diego Security Cameras Installation
Everyone deserves to have peace of mind in their own home as well as their business. We ensure your protection by providing security solutions that you can be confident in. That’s why we use Luma Surveillance security cameras and recorders for our video surveillance systems. For better security, intelligent video cameras, and dependable service, Shultz Audio Video provides smarter security systems that are customized to help you protect what matters most, contact us today at (760) 505-7461 to book your free home or business security system analysis.