Category Archives: Cameras

Important Tips For Positioning Security Cameras

Security cameras capture images in a similar way to taking a photograph, they need to be angled in a way that captures a scene to it’s fullest. This is why the positioning of a security camera is important, after all a camera is only as good as what it can see. When positioning a security camera be sure that there are no obstructions that might block its viewing area. This can include things like branches and corners of roofs and walls, also try to take the wind into account as it may blow objects into the cameras view. It’s crucial that a camera isn’t pointed at direct light. If too much light... Read More »

Using The Right Camera Casing For The Right Area

Most security cameras are fitted with replaceable casings. These casings are what protect the delicate electronics inside a security camera from outside hazards, so making sure a camera has a casing that is strong enough for the area it’s in is crucial. A strong casing will improve the durability and longevity of a security camera, but only if it is strong enough. Depending on where a camera is situated, it will be exposed to certain hazards and conditions. For example a camera that is positioned high enough will be vulnerable to heavier wind and rain than a camera that is closer to the ground. Other hazards that will determine what type of casing to... Read More »

How Quality Casings Can Improve Security Cameras

Camera casings, otherwise known as outdoor camera housings enable a security camera to function in weather that standard security cameras can’t stand up to. Heavy rainfall and storms can often damage normal cameras, or leave them temporarily inoperable, which can leave a security system with a weakness that can be exploited by intruders. Camera casings can be fitted to a wide range of security cameras. They improve not only their functionality in adverse weather conditions but also increase their durability overall. There are many different casings and housings available, but it is important to check the compatibility of the case with an existing camera before purchasing. Some cameras come with outdoor housings... Read More »

Features To Look Out For On High-End Cameras

It comes as no surprise that the more expensive high-end cameras tend to have more features than cheaper models. Of the higher-end cameras there are several features that set them above the rest. Night Vision Night vision comes at a high priority as crimes have a tendency to occur after dark. Motion Detection Motion detection is also desirable, but be sure that the sensitivity and range can be adjusted. This helps to stop windblown debris from being picked up by the alarm system unnecessarily. By properly tuning the system, you can also have a text message sent to your phone when motion is detected. Saving Video and Images The ability to save video and... Read More »

Efficient Wiring For Home Security Systems

Home security systems can become a jumbled array of different cameras, sensors and alarms. Along with each piece of equipment is some kind of wiring, usually power, but video and audio in some cases too. It all amounts to a large amount of wires that need to be organised somehow throughout the home. One way of doing just this is with an integrated home network. An integrated home network consolidates all your wiring. Instead of many separate wires all daisy-chained through your walls, a network puts everything you need in a single, central hub. Wire then runs directly from this hub to each room, where modular outlets provide access to services. Newly introduced wireless... Read More »