How to Choose the Right Surveillance Cameras for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Surveillance Cameras for Your Home

Choosing the right surveillance cameras for your home in Bermuda is never easy. What might be a great camera for a certain home might not really do the trick for the one next door. So, before you buy a surveillance camera, you should take a second to make sure that it includes all the right features – from image quality and night vision to smartphone integration.

To help you choose the right security camera for your property, we’ve put together this list of things you need to consider first…

Don’t compromise on image quality

If your surveillance camera can’t help you identify an intruder’s face or read a car’s licence plate, then it’s not good enough. Before you buy your security camera, make sure that the one you choose offers high-quality resolution and zoom features that don’t make the image too blurry and grainy.

As a ballpark estimate, your surveillance camera should be of at least 2 megapixels. It will also help a great deal if it includes handy features such as motorised auto-focus, which will ensure that trespassers and criminals are never out of the frame. Put simply, image quality is the one thing that you should never skimp on.

Consider night vision

The problem with many surveillance cameras is that they only function properly in well-lit areas. Suffice to say, trespassers and thieves are well aware of this, which is why they operate in the dark and avoid places with security lighting.

Fortunately, there is a way of capturing a thief’s face even when it’s pitch-dark – installing cameras with night vision. This kind of camera is also called thermal-imaging camera, and it captures movement and temperature difference. This means that it allows you to identify any suspicious movement in your property no matter how dark it is.

Don’t forget smartphone integration

Having recorded evidence of a theft is extremely helpful when it comes to claiming insurance money and taking a criminal to court. But does it actually help you to inform the authorities while the theft is taking place? Not really.

For complete peace of mind, you’ll want to know as soon as possible if anything does happen at your home. Undoubtedly the best way to do that is by integrating cameras with that device you have with you at all times. We’re talking, of course, about your phone.

Thanks to the wonders of technology, many modern cameras allow you to view what’s going on in your property anytime and from anywhere in the world. All you have to do is link them to your smartphone and you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of your property 24/7, 365 days a year.

They can also send a notification to your phone when movement is detected on your camera. If that sounds good, it’s definitely worth factoring in when choosing your camera.

Turn your Bermuda property into a true fortress

With the recent spike in anti-social behaviour and crime rates in Bermuda, it’s time to take action to protect yourself and your family. At Selectron, we’ve got just the thing. We offer a wide array of security solutions and services, from high-quality surveillance cameras to smart intruder alarms that will keep the thieves at bay.

If you want to learn more about our services, please get in touch with us today.

At Selectron our solutions help you meet the increased challenges of today’s security and surveillance, enabling you to improve safety by reducing and preventing security breaches and accidents. Find out more about us >>

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