A few years ago, the only way to protect your home or business was with “point of use” cameras. You could mount them to a pole outside your building and hope that someone would watch your property. Today’s systems have advanced to the point where they can be hidden almost anywhere. These systems allow for more flexible security options and can be used in almost any setting.
With Lorex security camera systems, you now get fully customizable, professional-quality, easy to operate and easy to install security products. Most systems begin with a high-quality Digital Video Recorder (DVR} or an NVR that contain security-grade hard drives, wireless controllers, remote access via the Internet, and other advanced features. Features include: DVR storage for on-demand recording, real time satellite imaging, auto play back of recorded media, password protection and a host of others. Other features available are: digital key pads for easy access control, touch screen monitors, wireless network card adapter, telephone connectivity, power and ground bus powered models, and other security options.
When choosing a security camera system for your home or business, there are many things to consider. Location is the first thing to consider. If you want to record activity around your property, you should ensure that the camera is within the view of your home, yet still visible from the street. It’s important to think about where you want the camera to be placed to best protect your property. It’s also important to ensure that the location is free from obstructions such as trees, overhead buildings, or power lines.
Another feature to consider when choosing a surveillance camera is how easy it is to use. Some cameras have easy-to-use controls; others are difficult to operate and place in difficult locations. Some of the features such as automatic focus, night vision, or weatherproof hardware are nice to have, but not essential to good quality video surveillance. Other important features to consider are ease of installation, battery life, and the quality of the images captured.
Lens type is an important feature to consider when purchasing a surveillance camera. The quality of the lens will directly impact the quality of the video. Low quality lenses will produce grainy or choppy pictures and may even be prone to fogging or distortion. High quality lenses will provide greater clarity and color accuracy, as well as being resistant to fogging and distortion. It’s important to look at all the features available before selecting a lens type, because different models have varying picture quality and recording capabilities.
A good security camera should have one or more advanced features. Features such as date recording, night vision, automatic focus, and infrared illuminator are great additions to a camera. These are great for those who want extra security without paying more, but may not need the more advanced features. However, it’s important to make sure that the camera has these features, because some people may be more interested in having these features and capabilities, but may not be as concerned about performance.
Installation is another important factor. Many cameras can be installed without the assistance of an expert, but others may require some professional help. Installation is generally quite simple. Most Lorex cameras are fairly easy to setup and use, so most people can install a camera by themselves. However, it’s important to make sure that one has enough skill to successfully install a camera, because a poorly installed camera may not record or capture video, resulting in wasted time and money.
Finally, one should consider what areas they would like to monitor. While there are many different types of cameras that can be used to monitor different areas, the key to a successful security system is monitoring everything. It’s important to choose a camera that is suited for the area to be covered, so that all of the tools needed are available.