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August 27, 2020

What To Look For When Getting A New Home Security Camera In Hammond

Many home security systems include at least one home security camera in Hammond. However, with so many different types and features for cameras, it's difficult to know what’s really important in a camera. Do you purchase one from a hardware shop and set it up yourself? Or should you to get your cameras installed by a specialist? Should you try to find one that records in full HD? Is it better to have an outside camera right under the overhang or a doorbell camera?

To discuss these questions and other common questions, here is what you should look for in a Hammond home security camera.

Three types of security cameras in Hammond

Types Of Home Security Cameras in Hammond

There are mostly three different types of home security cameras in Hammond. Each one has a unique type of use and can easily fit within your residential security system:

  • Outdoor home security camera: These kinds of cameras are installed on the outside of your house and give you a wide view of your property and main entrances.

  • Indoor home security cameras: Indoor cameras attach to a wall or are placed on a flat surface, and typically show a single room in your home.

  • Doorbell cameras: A doorbell camera replaces your old doorbell and provides a view of your porch.

How Do You Know It’s A “Great” Security Camera In Hammond?

Take a quick look down the security camera section in your local retail store, and you’ll discover that there’s a lot of discrepancy in camera quality and specs. Here’s a rundown of what you should look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: You’ll likely want your camera to see as much terrain as possible. If you don’t have a wide-angle lens, you have a higher chance of blind spots and places where people can hide. Try to get cameras with at least a 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light capabilities: Your camera should be able to see what’s happening when it’s dark. Get a camera that comes with infrared LEDs that provide nighttime illumination.

  • HD resolution: The days of grainy shapes are in the past. Only consider cameras that record and broadcast in 720 high-definition or higher.

  • Durable construction: Your outside security cameras should be able to function when there’s bad weather like thunderstorms, heat, or frigid temperatures (some even come with a built-in heater). Your indoor cameras should survive if they’re bumped or knocked to the floor.

  • Motion detection: Although you can set your cameras for a non-stop record, that takes a lot of recording space and power. We recommend looking for a security camera with motion detectors that starts to automatically record when it perceives motion.

  • Two-way talk: The top doorbell cameras have an intercom system, making it easy to speak with visitors without opening the door. However, similar 2-way audio capability is handy capability with indoor or outdoor cameras as well.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera can be added almost anywhere on or inside your house, and can be moved if you’d like it somewhere else. Wireless install is often more popular than wiring your camera directly into a power line.

  • A simple mobile app: How good is a security camera if it’s difficult to manage? Get cameras that include a mobile app that allows you to see live streaming in HD, record and store clips, and receive alerts when your cameras sense movement. It’s nice when your mobile app also syncs with your complete security and home automation system.       

Is It Best To Have Your Home Security Cameras Installed By A Pro?

Once you have learned what’s important for you in a residential security camera, you have to decide if you should get your cameras [[professionally installed|installed by a pro|installed by a professional. If you’re comfortable with tools, you may try to DIY your install. However, if you’re unsure the best spots for your cameras, or don’t understand the components, explore professional installation. Experts, like Secure24 Alarm Systems, can place your cameras for complete security and connect your cameras to the mobile app. You may also consider professional installation if your security cameras pair to a full residential security system.

Find The Best Home Security Cameras in Hammond With Secure24 Alarm Systems

The best home security cameras with quality installation in Hammond come from Secure24 Alarm Systems. Just call (219) 207-5149 or complete the form to receive your no-cost quote. We’ll talk through your best options and how your cameras can become an important part of your residential security system.