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August 27, 2020

What To Ask For When Purchasing A New Home Security Camera In New Brunswick

Most home security systems use at least one home security camera in New Brunswick. But with many different types and features for cameras, it's tough to know what’s actually important in a camera. Do you purchase one from a retail store and do a DIY install? Or is it better to have your cameras professionally installed? Should you try to find a camera that streams in full HD? And what's better, an outdoor camera right under the overhang or a doorbell camera?

To discuss these questions and other common questions, here is what you should look for in a New Brunswick home security camera.

Three types of security cameras in New Brunswick

Types Of Home Security Cameras in New Brunswick

There are mostly three different kinds of home security cameras in New Brunswick. Each type has a special type of use and should easily fit within your home security system:

  • Outdoor home security camera: These types of cameras attach to the exterior of your home to provide a view of your yard and common entryways.

  • Indoor home security cameras: Indoor cameras are fixed to a wall or are placed on a flat surface, and usually show one room in your house.

  • Doorbell cameras: A doorbell camera replaces your current doorbell and lets you see who’s on your front porch.

What Makes A “Good” Security Camera In New Brunswick?

Visit the security camera section in your local hardware store, and you’ll quickly see that there’s many differences in camera durability and features. Here’s a rundown of what you should look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: You’ll likely want your camera to see as much space as possible. If you don’t have a wide-angle lens, you’ll likely have blind spots and areas where people can hide. Try to get cameras with at least a 140° to 180° wide view.

  • Low-light clarity: Your camera should be able to see what’s happening in the dark. Look for a camera that uses infrared LEDs that give nighttime illumination.

  • HD resolution: The days of pixelated shapes should be behind you. Only research cameras that record and broadcast in 720 high-definition or higher.

  • Durable construction: Your outside security cameras need to be able to stand against bad weather like storms, high heat, or freezing temperatures (some even come with a built-in heater). Your indoor cameras should survive if they’re bumped or lightly fall to the floor.

  • Motion sensors: Although you can program your cameras for a non-stop record, that requires a lot of power. Instead, look for a security camera with motion detectors that begins to automatically record when it senses motion.

  • Two-way communication: Doorbell cameras should come with an intercom system, which makes it easy to talk with delivery people or visitors without answering the door. You can even find the same 2-way audio functionality with interior or exterior cameras, too.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera can be added wherever you’d like outside or inside your home, and can be moved if necessary. This approach is typically more popular than wiring your camera straight into your electric wiring.

  • An easy to use mobile app: How good is a security camera if it’s hard to see your feeds? Explore cameras that come with a mobile app that allows you to watch live feeds in HD, record and email clips, and get notifications when your cameras sense motion. It’s convenient when your camera app also controls your overall home security and home automation system.       

Should You Have Your Home Security Cameras Installed By A Pro?

Once you have learned what’s important for you in a home security camera, it’s time to decide who’s going to install your cameras. If you’re handy, you may try to install your cameras yourself. However, if you are unsure the best places for your cameras, or can’t figure out the tech, explore professional installation. Professionals, like Secure24 Alarm Systems, will hang your cameras for complete security and walk you through the mobile app. You may also consider professional installation if your security cameras integrate with a comprehensive residential security system.

Find The Best Home Security Cameras in New Brunswick With Secure24 Alarm Systems

The best home security cameras with expert installation in New Brunswick come from Secure24 Alarm Systems. Simply call (732) 307-3755 or send in the form below to receive your no-cost quote. We’ll go over your options and how your cameras can integrate with your home security system.