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Over the last few years the home security camera system has become more accessible. The market is filled with wireless camera systems and it can be tricky to navigate finding the best solution for your home’s security. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for security cameras for your home.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR

Where are you looking to install your cameras? Some cameras are deigned specifically to be installed indoors, and others are ideal for outdoors. You may want to incorporate a range of cameras in your security plan. Understanding the best spots to install your cameras can help you to choose the right product for the job.

WIRED/WIRELESS

There are lots of wireless camera options on the market nowadays which makes installation a lot easier for DIYers. Hardwired cameras may require the assistance of an electrician for installation and can also limit your placement of your cameras. Battery powered wireless systems need to be recharged and the frequency can depend on usage and camera type. Take into the power source and use of the camera system when choosing your products.

INTEGRATION

Do you have smart home? Are you looking to transition your home into one? With smart light bulbs, alarm systems and more you may want your cameras to integrate with these other systems. With some systems scenarios such as lights turning on when motion is detected by a camera is possible. Take the time to think about how you want to move forward with your home security and lifestyle. Don’t let a misinformed decision stunt your growth.

DATA PRIVACY

Another important factor is the privacy of your data. Lots of camera systems connect in with your internet and allow you to monitor your home from an app on your phone. The camera recordings may be stored online. There have been cases of this data being hacked, and it’s something to be aware of. Depending on your cameras software, and who is managing the data you may be at more of a risk. Some times a price-tag that seems too good to be true, just might be. Be sure to look into where the data is stored and who it is managed by when looking into these options. Some cameras can be configured to record to an on-site hard drive.

If you would like to discuss options for your home security camera system further please contact your closest Wynns Locksmiths team.