Every day we get calls from perspective customers looking to purchase a camera system to protect their home or business. There are so many options on cameras that sometimes it is hard to make a decision on which to buy. This blog will help you decide which options are best for you.
In the recent years more and more companies have started manufacturing security cameras. There are some awesome new feature such as being able to store your video in the cloud and view your cameras from your smart phone. You might be overwhelmed with all the options in front of you but there are a few things you should look for in a security camera.
Pan and tilt cameras: These cameras give you the most expansive view. You can turn the camera up and down and from side to side. Some even can do a full 360-degree view. One of the easiest to use cameras with a great picture is made by Alarm.com. This camera allows you to view and control your camera from your smart phone. You can get video clips sent to you that were triggered by motion and the video is all stored in the cloud. That means you don’t even need to have a DVR. We can install one of these cameras for you for no upfront cost. The only thing you have to pay is $29.95/month for remote access.
P2P: Cameras with P2P make for a much simpler install which will save you money on the installation. Instead of having to do port forwarding through the router which can take hours, P2P cameras and DVRs automatically go out to the cloud and connect with a simple and easy to use code. The other advantage of P2P is you don’t have to worry about your internet provider changing your iP address. Before you would have to always monitor your iP address to see your cameras remotely or use a subscription based iP address tracker. We offer P2P cameras and DVRs by CamX. You can get a 4 camera system for less than $2/day.
CVI: Cameras with CVI technology give you full 1080P video without having to install costly iP cameras. These cameras run on traditional coaxial cable so if you want to upgrade your existing system to HD you can with very little install time. The picture quality on CVI cameras is remarkable, it’s like watching HD TV.
We offer these solutions and more. If you have any questions about surveillance cameras please feel free to give us a call.