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How to set up a security camera

Hi, this article is for those who want to know how to set up a security camera.

We will start  with the basics: what you need and where to place your camera. But we will also go through where to buy it and how much money you should save for it. Well, first of all, if we want our camera to record anything that might be useful or even just nice, then we need an object that can do that for us.

This is called the recorder or DVR (Digital Video Recorder). There are two types of them: connected directly into your TV/Monitor OR connected directly into your VCR/VCD player, which you connect later on your TV/Monitor too. If you chose the first type, the recorder is a part of your camera system. If you choose the second type, you have to buy an extra recorder and connect it to your camera system.

Importance Of Security Camera

Multiple countries now employ public video surveillance as a primary tool to monitor population activities and stop crime and terrorism, both in the private and public sectors. Here, we assess the role CCTV cameras and video surveillance systems play in improving safety and security and the various other functions integrating AI and analytics software now affording operators.

Where Do We Place Our CCTV Security Camera?

First, we have to know what surroundings our house or flat has. If we have a garden, for example, it would be great to put the camera looking at the house entrance or even better: the front door! That’s because most burglars try to enter through the front door if they want to rob a house. So this is a very good place for our security camera!

But not everyone is that lucky, and some of you might even live in a flat. That’s why we have to think of where else we can place our camera, so it has a good view and “covers the whole house.” The cameras connected directly to your TV/monitor can be placed anywhere! You don’t need any power supply other than just connecting it up with the cable, which is also included when you buy the system. 

And you don’t need an electric screwdriver either because they’re all wifi-connected, meaning that they connect themselves to your router using their apps (yes, there are apps for them). So for this type of camera, The entrance or front door is a very nice idea to place a camera. Because if someone enters, a notification pops up on your phone, and you can start recording by just clicking on the notification!

Where Do We Buy Our Security Camera From?

Now we know what kind of camera we want and where to place it, so it has a good view. But there is another important thing to think about: where do we buy our security camera from? Many companies manufacture them, so I will name some of them for you: Swann security, EvoCam, Sense-et, and Blink. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but they’re all connected to an app that usually lets you share videos on social media like Facebook.

How Much Money Will Spend on a Camera System?

Now we talked about the basics of setting up a security system for your home or flat, But we didn’t talk about how much money one should spend on such a system. it depends on how much money you can spend/save for a “home security camera system,” if you don’t have the money then I would suggest going to your local store and buying a recorder which will cost somewhere from 55-226$. Then buy a starter pack to get a Wi-Fi connection (the DVR should be connected to the router). Most of these systems use their app to work with your smartphone or tablet.

But if you want the best features that come with modern technology, then spending more is worth it! When saving for this type of product one should save around 300-500 Euros to get what they need.

Benefits of Security Cameras for Home and Business

With crime rising and burglaries becoming more common, it is vital to have a modern surveillance system. Beyond breaking-and-entering, some customers can even resort to theft or mask themselves as gangs of thieves that can cause costly problems for your business.

A CCTV camera is an essential tool to protect your business’ property and ensure the safety of your employees. It helps to protect your property, deter criminals and prevents potential smash-and grabbers from damaging it.

Although installing a CCTV camera is not enough to protect your business, it is an essential component that allows business owners to see the daily operations of their business and keep their employees accountable for their behavior.

Here are some more reasons why a CCTV camera can be vital to the success of your company and house.

Deterring Criminals

The very existence of an outdoor camera can prevent criminals, but it’s extremely dangerous to rely on fake cameras because seasoned thieves can typically spot them from a mile away. In most cases, burglars will case a home before they steal it. If they spot cameras installed by a professional alarm system, they will likely abort the burglary attempt. Also, if you are the target of a burglary, the cameras will record the happening and help capture the criminal and hopeful return of your robbed goods.

Aiding the Police

If a burglary does appear, your professionally-installed security cameras will have recorded the happening in high-definition. Police can use these videos and images to catch the culprit, stop future crimes, and return your things.

Checking in on the Family

Security cameras aren’t restricted to protecting a home; they can also let you check in on your kids while you’re at your job. Usually, families with a set of working parents find themselves in a predicament when their child gets out of the academy in the mid-afternoon. With a camera security system, a parent can consistently check in on their children from work by using the remote monitoring feature of the system.

Insurance Benefits

You must file an insurance claim for vandalism and theft after a burglary. Your high-definition security cameras are a great help here. The footage can be used to document the incident and support your insurance claim. A security system can often lead to discounts of up to 20% on your home security.

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