When You’re Away
You can’t be in two places at the same time.
You can’t guard your home while working in the office at the same time.
Do you feel uneasy about leaving your toddler with a new nanny? Or do you want to find out whose neighbor’s pet keeps messing with your plants?
Or maybe you want to find out who is slacking off in your office?
The answer is in installing security cameras in your home – or office.
When You’re Around
Even when you’re around, there are essential ways a security camera can help you.
It allows you to see who’s approaching your home.
You’ll also be able to see if your baby is still asleep. Or check on other members of the family in another part of the house.
Also, if you hear strange noises outside, you can check on it from the safety of your home. You don’t need to go out and endanger yourself just to see what’s going on.
Two Types of Security Camera Systems
There are two types of security camera systems: analog and IP.
Most of the cameras you see today are analog security cameras. The cameras are connected to a DVR (digital video recorder).
The cameras are like the eyes of the system. All the images and videos captured by the camera are transmitted to the DVR, which records, saves and allows you to view those videos.
In short, the camera sees and the DVR does all the work.
In an IP security camera system, everything is done on the camera itself.
An IP camera not only sees but also records and streams videos through ethernet. It can even convert videos into digital format.
How Security Cameras Work
With the use of radio frequency (RF), the video is transmitted to a receiver. Then the receiver is connected to a storage device or cloud storage.
You can then view the videos using a monitor, mobile phone, or a receiver.
Basic Functions of a Security Camera
Security cameras have motion detectors that trigger them to turn on and record when they sense movement.
If you have a security camera system with a pan and tilt functionality, it can focus on the direction where it detects motion.
Wireless technology allows you to have a security camera system without the hassle of drilling holes and installing messy cables.
This allows you to fully hide the location of your camera.
Save and scheduled recordings
This feature enables you to set a certain time for your security camera to start recording footage
Automatic cloud storage
When your security camera records a footage, the video is automatically transmitted to your cloud storage through the internet.
You can then watch the footage anytime at your convenience.
Real-time remote viewing
This is one of the best things we love about how security cameras work.
You can be miles away from home and still see what’s going on there. You can access the videos from your security system mobile app.