The Basics of Do-it-Yourself Video based Home Security

May 7, 2018

According to law enforcement experts, a video-based home security

system is significantly more effective than a simple alarm system.

The reason is obvious. Burglars don’t want their crimes captured on

video, which can then be used as evidence in court.

So it’s no wonder that many homeowners have, or are considering,

video – based security.

These days, most video – based home security systems are wireless.

The cameras either record to your DVR (just like recording your

favourite TV show), or to a cloud-

based server provided by the

manufacturer.  There are many do-it-yourself systems on the market. You simply

place the cameras around your property and do so

me initial setup.

Most of these have motion-detection that records automatically when

someone comes into the frame of the camera. These are typically

installed at your front door, patio door, main floor windows, and

garage door.

Some systems will even alert you when a camera turns on, and let

you see the action on your smartphone or computer. If it’s a burglary

attempt, you have the opportunity to call the police.

Although most of these products are weatherproof, check and

confirm before purchasing. The

packaging will say something like,

“Suitable for outdoor use” or “Suitable for all-weather conditions”.

Also look for night vision capability. Not all security cameras have

that feature.

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