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How to Select Security Cameras for Home?


When you are selecting a home security camera, you must take into account several factors that are relevant to your home environment and the purpose you want to be served by installing such a surveillance system. Keep all the important specifications and features in mind before making any decision. Let us look at the factors that you should consider when purchasing a home security camera.

Cheap is ‘Not’ always the best

To begin with, cost should not even be a factor when it comes to the security of your home and safety of your family. And a home camera available at a lower price than others, may not always be your best bet for strengthening your home’s security. You should rather look for a home security device that delivers maximum value for money. KENT CamEye HomeCam 360 is one such product – its benefits outweigh its cost. If you want to save yourself from the regret of buying afterwards, make sure that you don’t buy any home camera just because of its low price.

Basic features of a home camera

Some of the basic capabilities of a home camera that you should never compromise on include video recording, pan/tilt range, video streaming in real-time, night vision, and voice talkback amongst others. KENT CamEye HomeCam 360 comes with all these features and more. It records video in FHD quality and live streams videos to give you a peep into the happenings inside your home at any given time.  It has a panning range of 360 degrees and tilting range of 65 degrees. So it covers an entire area without leaving any blind spots.

It also helps you ensure security of your home at night or in low light conditions with night vision working up to 30 feet. KENT CamEye HomeCam 360 also has 2-way calling, which can help you talk to your family at home when they can’t be reached on their phone. The feature that puts it on a higher pedestal compared to other security cameras in this category is that it can continue recording FHD videos even without internet connectivity. Also, it supports memory card with capacity till 128 GB and an option of subscription-based cloud storage.

Camera type – Analogue or IP

Analogue cameras are not as expensive but they are not too good in solving the purpose of home security either. On the other hand, IP and HD cameras provide a more advanced alternative to tighten home security. Now the decision of choosing either of the two options would depend not only on the quality of recorded videos but also on your short-term as well as long-term home security needs.

An inexpensive analogue camera doesn’t provide high-quality pictures required to clearly identify people and monitor different spaces inside your home. On the other hand, an IP home camera records crisp and HD quality videos that can be used to clearly detect people and monitor spaces. These cameras also come in handy for providing video proofs.

Decide the specific use of the camera

A home camera needs to serve your unique purpose, in order for it to justify its purchase. So, before you set out to buy a home security camera, make sure you have your requirements in place. Do you want the camera to see the visitor at the door? Or just the people inside your home? Go for a camera that can cover a wider viewing range. And if you are looking for a home camera that can imitate the human eye in terms of coverage and depth, you will have to find an advanced camera that comes with 360 degree coverage, in addition to providing high-quality recording in different lighting conditions.

Decide camera installation spots

Where you install the camera in your home or for that matter office setting will mostly depend on its structure as well as your unique security needs. Most of the people install their primary cameras very close to the front door. This allows them to keep track of people who are entering or exiting their house. If you are looking to install multiple cameras, you can position a couple of those to monitor important areas in your home. Like the rooms that have expensive electronic items, jewellery, cash, and other valuables. You can also install a camera inside your children’s room to ensure their safety at all times.

Expert recommendations and suggestions

If you know someone who knows more about security than you do, then there is no harm in seeking advice from them. They might be better equipped to tell you whether a surveillance system is right for your home security needs or not. And if someone in your circle has been using these cameras at home, you can ask them for recommendations and find out whether the one they have at home really works or not.