Learn about various types of security devices that can be used to monitor your residential property. Then, invest and install security equipment that will provide live and recorded imagery that you can view onsite or remotely.
Outdoor And Indoor Equipment
Outdoor equipment includes motion sensors, doorbell cameras, floodlights, solar-powered cameras, and any other product that is waterproof and marketed for outdoor use. Indoor camera equipment includes any type of security device that is not waterproof.
An indoor device may be marketed as a 'whole home security system'. This type of equipment may include several wired or non-wired cameras. An indoor device may also be marketed as a 'nanny cam' or a 'baby cam'. This type of equipment may contain a limited number of cameras that are designed to be installed in distinct parts of a home.
Wired And Non-Wired Devices
Security equipment that features close captioning or that uses analog signals will be wired. Wired equipment must be plugged in. Some wired devices may need to be professionally installed. A technician may need to hardwire some security devices into a home electrical circuit.
A product that is non-wired is one that will connect to Wi-Fi. This type of security device may be advertised as using cloud technology. Cloud technology will allow an end user to use an internet-connected device as they view their property live or the footage that was recorded.
Before you settle on a particular type of residential security equipment to purchase, consider how much coverage your property needs. If you would like to record a small part of your property, a single camera that is wired or non-wired may provide enough security.
If you would like to monitor what is going on outdoors and indoors, investing in a complex system that contains several wired or non-wired pieces of surveillance equipment may be a better choice.
Choose wired or non-wired security equipment that will support the manner in which you would like to monitor and review live movements and captured footage of your property.
Equipment that is designed for a consumer to install will come with instructions. The instructions will outline what types of tools you will need for the installation process.
If you purchase equipment that will require a professional installation process, you will need to schedule an appointment with a security technician. They will furnish all of the tools needed to successfully install and program the security cameras.