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5 Typical Questions To Ask Before Installing Home Security Camera

Home security cameras are surely a great option to add to a home security system. Businesses have in the past used surveillance cameras to monitor their premises. As technology has become advanced and prices have dropped, they are now more feature rich and inexpensive. 

However, before you go out and buy a home security camera in Dubai there are questions that you need to ask yourself.

Do you want to hear what you are seeing? There are home security cameras on the market that have integrated microphones. These cameras are really good as ‘nanny cams’ because you can hear and see what is going on.

Do you want to store the images taken by the camera? It depends on what you are trying to accomplish with the home security camera. If you want to watch who is at the front door, do you always need to, preserve the video images? No, not actually. If you want to know if someone has been using your hot tub while you’re at work; then you may need the images stored, so that you can identify who it is.

When it comes to storing the videos there are two options you have available to you–a pen drive or a hard drive. Pen drives are low-cost and reliable. Storing digital video on a hard drive enables easier editing and searching of the video. However, videos can consume a huge amount of disk space.

Wireless anyone?  You have the option of installing a wired or wireless home security camera in Dubai. The camera will still have to be plugged into an outlet for electricity. Nevertheless, you don’t have to pull a video cable for the camera to work. Wireless systems are easier to interface with a home security PC system that will let you monitor and record the video.

Is the location bright enough for the camera? There has to be plenty of light for the camera to capture a clear image. If it is very dark or the sun is shining into the camera’s lens, you just cannot get a clear image. Every camera has a lux rating. The lower the lux value the better the camera can perform in low-light conditions.

Do you wish to remotely view what your security cameras record? When the security cameras are linked to a home security computer; and that device is connected to the Internet; then you can use a web browser to connect to your home computer, and view the video footage being recorded by your security cameras. Some software is available that needs to be installed and configurations to your computer have to be made for supporting this.

The Bottom Line

There you have it! These are the basic questions you need to ask yourself, before purchasing and installing a home security camera. Remember, certain cameras plug into the wall and use electricity for power. However, others use battery power. Having said that, there is not an abundance of power outlets on the roofline outdoors.

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