Category Archives: Cameras

Security Cameras and Video Resolution

When using security cameras, it’s important that they capture as much detail of a scene as possible. Security footage works much more effectively if the quality of the video recordings are more detailed. This means for a camera to capture more detail, it has to be able to record bigger video files. In order to capture detailed imagery, it’s recommended that a security camera supports at least 720p resolution (1,280×720 pixels). Video of this size is enough to capture detail such as faces and types of clothing, which is important to be able to see when playing back security footage. Because of the size of the video these cameras can record,... Read More »

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 »