Home Improvement

Secure Your Home via Home Security Cams

Wireless home security cams can now enrich the homes of almost anyone with the easy-to-use security settings. This makes more relaxing spaces for you and your belongings. These new cams have features like online checking, custom alarm settings and much more.

Photo of two home security cams

Two Main Types of Security Cams

There are basically two types of security cams:

  • Analog wireless cams
  • Digital wireless cams

For analog wireless home security camera systems, these include the diffusion of audio and video signals with the help of radio frequencies. They have a transmission range of around 300 feet (91 meters) in open area. Analog wireless is established in three frequencies: 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, and 5.8 GHz. Currently, the majority of wireless security cameras operate on the 2.4 GHz frequency.

Here are some of the advantages. The cost of individual cameras is low. The signal from one camera can be picked up by any receiver. You can have multiple receivers in various locations to create your a broader wireless network.

Digital wireless is the transmission of audio and video analog signals programmed as digital packets over high-bandwidth of radio frequencies. It has some advantages as it provides a wide transmission range usually close to 450 feet. The video and audio quality is also higher. Two-way communication between the camera and the receiver that make them easy to interact even with obstacles in their way.

The con is that they are more expensive.

Smart Home Features

The main reason these cams are being sold is to convert your current home into a smart home. Now, the question arises is, “How?” They provide you live streaming of the cameras you have embedded in your home so that you can keep an eye on all of the activities boing happening from almost any location.

Also, these can give you the ability to update or merge by simply using their mobile app. The goal is to make your life easier by adding these extra features to their service.

Security Camera Attributes

Low-Light Viewing

Certain cameras have better ratings for low-light viewing. If this is important to you, please look for this feature so that you can have a more clear picture during the night. The lower a camera’s lux rating, the better it can see in the dark.

Wiring

As many people don’t want to clutter their home with ugly wires. Today’s wireless technology, that is quickly becoming the norm, eliminates the need to drill holes and run wires.

Web Access

You may want a camera that can be accessed through the Internet. You’ll be able to see the yard, the front door from the screen of your smartphone, tablet or computer. Now, you can easily access your camera’s remotely, you just enter the address and you are connected.

Weatherproof Camera Housings

If you need to monitor the outside of your area, you will need weatherproof cameras. These camera housings defend against dust and moisture. That level of protection is achieved by its weatherproof rating.

So, if you’re going to be away from your home for extended times, don’t worry, just install a home security system that lets you monitor your home while you are away. They are more affordable than ever before and also add value to your home when the time comes to sell.

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