Indoor and Outdoor Security Cameras for Homes and Businesses in Jacksonville, FL
Fortunately, not everyone has to deal with thieves or hoodlums. Some of us just want to check on deliveries or see who was at the door while we were away. Others want a way to check on family or four legged friends. Before you buy a surveillance camera, it’s important to prioritize what’s important for you. Here are some things to help.
Indoor or Outdoor security cameras?
The biggest difference between indoor and outdoor cameras is their ability to endure the weather. The last thing you want is for your new camera to quit working during the first big storm of the year.
Installing an indoor camera can be as easy as finding the right spot, plugging it in, turning it on, and syncing it with your mobile devise or PC. While some require drilling, most indoor cameras won’t require anything more than good DIY skills a few simple tools. A good indoor camera will have a decent field of vision of the entire room, which you can get from a higher corner or shelf.
Outdoor cameras are generally installed either above your garage door or on the front or back porch. For a garage camera, make sure you have a large field of view. For a porch camera, make sure your camera is mainly looking at walkway to capture all the action possible.
Wired or Wireless security cameras?
With wired cameras, you’re a little limited in terms of placement, but your connection will be much more reliable and secure.
Wireless cameras have the benefit of being able to place them nearly anywhere, but you’ll still want to make sure you’re within range of your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or other wireless connections.
Local or Cloud storage?
Today, most security cameras offer cloud storage as a way to prevent thieves from just grabbing the camera and running away with the evidence, but some people still prefer local storage for its privacy and convenience.
Local storage options vary by camera, but may include options like: microSD cards, Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) or Network Video Recorders (NVRs). If you select local storage, you’ll have to place your cameras out of harm’s way, but with easy access it when you need it.
With cloud storage, you can view footage through your phone or PC apps, and you can access footage regardless of the camera’s condition.
If you’re thinking about buying a security camera or already have one – Call the Security camera installation expert at America Electric of Jacksonville, we’ll get you up and running fast. Call 904.721.4044