Make Sure That Your Home Security Cameras Offer These Features

Posted on: 7 October 2016

Mounting security cameras inside and outside your home can be advantageous in a number of ways. The presence of the cameras outside the residence can be enough to discourage any thief from attempting to victimize you; if someone does have the audacity to break into your home, the interior cameras can record the crime and hopefully help the authorities identify the culprit. With so many security cameras on the market, it's important to carefully evaluate the available models and ensure that they have the features you desire. Here are some useful features to look for.

Full HD Recording

Gone are the days in which the footage from security cameras is dark and grainy. If you really want your cameras to do their job, make sure that you buy models that offer full HD recording. Today, security cameras commonly offer HD-quality images in 720p or 1080p resolution. This isn't a feature that you'll likely think about every day, but in the event that your home experiences a break-in, the cameras will be able to get a clear image of the culprit, rather than capture dark, pixelated footage that is of limited value to the authorities once you turn it over to them.

Cloud Storage

When you shop for security cameras, you'll have the choice of models that hold internal storage via an on-board memory card and those that store the footage directly to the cloud. The latter is highly advantageous for a couple reasons. For one, you won't have to worry about removing the card and clearing the old video files so that new video can be recorded. Additionally, in the event of a break-in, a burglar might have the foresight to notice your cameras and take the memory card; with a camera that stores the footage directly to the cloud, this type of interference would not be possible.

App Connection

Many security cameras can be paired with a mobile app, which can provide you with valuable data when you're away from your home. If the camera has a motion detector, for example, it will send you a notification when any of the cameras has picked up movement, as well as let you know which camera the signal is coming from. You can then act on this notification by accessing the camera's feed from your device — which will let you know whether it's just your pet moving around the house or whether someone has actually broken in.

For more information about these and other security camera features, talk to a company like Arapahoe County Security Center Inc.