When I worked as a Charlotte locksmith I got to see the importance of a good security system. Like many devices, security cameras differ in many aspects. You have to be familiar with them if you want to be able to choose the optimal camera to buy.
Before everything else, the first thing you have to figure out is what you intend to do with the camera. Establishing the kind of use you want the camera for will determine the features and capabilities you want to look for. Some cameras will be good enough if you just want to monitor instances of entrances and exits, but you’ll want something better if you want to get more details. The environment where the IP camera will be installed is also an important consideration. An outdoor camera will need more protection and different light level requirements.
Once you are sure of the intended use, you are now ready to look for the right camera. First, you have to consider the connection setup. You have three choices: wired, wireless, and IP. Wired cameras need connection cables. If it would be costly to set up cables, you might want to turn to wireless and IP ones. With the wireless ones, you don’t need a router.
Cameras differ in their flexibility. Professional grade cameras can use different lenses, allowing for flexibility in monitoring. However, they are bulky and expensive. This might be ideal for commercial purposes. Bullet cameras and board cameras are smaller and can be easily installed. Board cameras can even be installed covertly. They just don’t allow the monitoring flexibility since their lenses are fixed and the small size limits the viewing range. Their uses are, thus, very specified.
In casinos and law enforcement, they use a PTZ camera. PTZ stands for Pan/Tilt/Zoom. As the name suggests, these cameras can pan, tilt, or zoom. Homes may not likely need such a camera, but some types of businesses might.
Security cameras have different resolutions. Higher resolutions mean more details which will be useful if you want to see facial details. Just remember to get a monitor that matches the resolution of your camera. If the monitor’s resolution is lower, then the camera’s capability will be useless.
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