Protecting your family and your home is not something to be taken lightly. With burglaries, violence, fires, or other potential emergencies, a home security camera system can be a crucial part of that protection.
In fact, studies show that homes that don’t have security systems are 300% more likely to be burglarized than homes with security systems. So how can you make sure that your security camera system in your home is up to date and can protect you best?
We are going to tell you five ways that you can upgrade your camera system so that you can keep your home and your family safe.
1. Upgrade to an IP Security Camera System
Most older security systems and cameras are analog systems that work by taking video and storing it on a separate hard drive. Internet Protocol, or IP systems, work differently by sending and receiving video data through a computer network.
But why upgrade to an IP system? For starters, the resolution on an analog system is usually poor compared to IP systems. With IP video, you’ll be able to see a clearer video while still being able to zoom in and examine certain parts, unlike with a low-resolution analog video.
IP camera systems also have the advantage of creating digital signals, meaning it can work wirelessly and connect with other devices, which is essential in this era of Smart Home technology.
IP cameras are also more flexible and can cover more area, meaning that 1 IP camera could potentially replace 4 of your old analog cameras.
2. Go Wireless
We mentioned one of the benefits of an IP camera system is the ability to go wireless. You can actually take your whole home security camera system wireless so that you can access your system whenever and wherever you wish.
With a wireless system, you will be able to access your system through apps or computers so that you have complete control over the system at all times.
3. Make it a Smart System
The current security trend is all about integrating your home’s security camera system with other technology. That’s where a smart system comes in.
With a smart system along with your wireless camera network, you will be able to view your home via apps, get alerts when people enter and exit your home, view people pulling up in your driveway while you’re away, watch over your home to protect against burglars, and even watch over your kitchen to catch a midnight-snacker.
A smart system is easy to use and provides so many security benefits when paired with your camera system.
4. Keep Up with the Newest Technology
In our modern technological world, new cameras are being made constantly. It’s important to keep up with the newest, innovative technology to keep improving your system.
5. Use a Video Doorbell
Speaking of new, innovative camera technology, we have the video doorbell. This neat little camera is hidden away inside your doorbell, so you can see exactly who is at your door.
It also allows your to see someone walking up to the door even before they ring the bell. It includes a microphone, which allows you to speak to them without even opening the door!
This device also connects to an app, allowing you to lock and unlock your door from anywhere. On the app, you can also get alerts triggered by motion-sensors if someone at your door when they shouldn’t be.
Upgrading and improving your home security camera system can both protect your home and give you peace of mind. These are just five of the many ways that you can increase the security of your home.
Did you forget your go to security method? Let us know in the comments!