Features To Look Out For When Buying A New Security Camera

It comes as no surprise that the more money you spend on a camera, the more features it’s likely to have. Of the higher-end features, night vision comes at a high priority as crimes have a tendency to occur after dark. Motion detection is also desirable, but be sure that the sensitivity and range can be adjusted. This helps to stop windblown debris from being picked up by the alarm system unnecessarily. By properly tuning the system, you can also have a text message sent to your phone when motion is detected. The... Read More »

The Main Components Of A DIY Home Security System

While security packages vary between manufacturers, there are some key tools that they all collectively use. Because they all use similar parts, many DIY home security manufacturers offer the option of buying components individually. This allows a user to create a custom home security package, with the components of their choice. Main Panel with Keypad Almost all home security systems make use of a main panel of some kind. The main panel and keypad are the brains of a home security system. The keypad is used to activate and deactivate the system. With a more advanced system, you may be... Read More »

The Features Of CCTV Camera Kits

Buying a CCTV camera kit is a great way of getting started with home security. Here are some of the features you can expect from an average CCTV camera package. Many kits record in HD quality and are fitted with night vision technology as standard. This ensures that whatever the camera is pointing at, it is sure to be seen and recorded. An average package includes four all weather-CCTV cameras, a digital video recorder (DVR) and a remote control system. The DVR makes use of H.264 compression so the four cameras can be recorded... Read More »

Camera Maintenance Tools

Cameras are only as good as what they can record, so it makes sense that they are kept in an optimal condition, just in case they are unfortunately needed. Make sure the cameras you use are maintained well with the tools listed in this post. Wire Brushes & Wire Wheels If you live in a particularly harsh environment, you may go through quite a few of these at a time. Used to clean thick dirt out of hard to reach areas. Wire brushes are sold for specific applications, and good brushes... Read More »

Seasonal Security Measures

A large impacting factor on all outdoor security systems are the seasons. As seasons change, so to does the environment and as such so to do the effectiveness of many security systems. Because of the effect of the seasons it is recommended that different systems are used in relation to the current time of year. Roughly speaking, there are warmer months and colder months, between these two periods different systems should be used. During the colder months, general visibility is reduced as a result of the less daylight hours available.... Read More »

Other Great Ways To Use A Security Camera

Of course security cameras are made predominately for security purposes. Designed to survey the area and provide a visual record but there are some other uses for security cameras that you may not have realised/considered previously. Have a look below. Long-Term Time-Lapse Photography A time-lapse photography is a technique that captures many images, over a long period of time and ‘lapses’ them together. This is a method often used by film makers to create a unique and gradual animation-like sequence of images. Spotting Wildlife Cameras are great at spotting animals and birds, their silent operation... Read More »