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 »

Recommended Garage Security Systems For Home Owners

The garage is a common entry point for burglars to break into a home. Because of this, it’s highly recommended that the garage is kept secure with at least one good quality security system. Here are a few recommendations, all of which are widely available from security retailers. Automatic Door Closers Automatic door closers will keep a door shut even if nobody is present at home. They can be adjusted to shut and lock at certain times or be manually operated. They are useful for busy homeowners and families who might sometimes forget to shut or lock the garage door. Window Covers Covering the garage windows will prevent burglars from... 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 »

Using Security Tape To Seal And Protect Containers

A common and effective method of sealing containers is by using security tape. Security tape acts as a deterrent to opening an item, leaving markings on the affixed surface and on the tape itself, marking the item as void and opened. How is it used? Security tape is applied on the seals of a container. It is fixed in a way that the item cannot be opened without removing the tape before hand. While security tape is relatively strong compared to standard types of tape, it is not designed to physically protect against forced opening, and can be removed quite easily. Certain types of security tape also include serial numbers... Read More »