How to Choose the Right Security Camera System
When things go bump in the night, you want to see what they are, without opening the door. There are many great security camera systems on the market today and no one can tell you the right system for your particular situation without knowing your specific needs. That’s when you need to hire a professional CCTV installation service. Hiring the wrong CCTV camera company can be very expensive if you do not know what you are looking for.
Is a Covert Security Camera Right For You?
These discreet cameras can be hidden almost anywhere. Popular choices include security cameras made to look like a child’s toy, security cameras hidden inside clocks and hidden inside pens. Covert security cameras are great when you want that extra line of CCTV defense.
Is A Bullet Security Camera Right For You?
The next type of security camera is the bullet camera, which takes its name because it is shaped like a bullet. Unlike the dome camera, it is relatively easy to tell where this camera is pointed. One advantage of these cameras is that they are small so they can be easily mounted in most locations.
Fixed or PTZ?
Do you plan to keep your security camera fixated on one specific view, or would you rather have the ability to look around? If you only need to focus on a certain section of a room, entrance or parking lot, then a standard-format fixed camera will do just fine. However, if you’d rather have the ability to remotely swivel and zoom your camera to follow the action or cover a wider area, then opt for a Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) surveillance camera.
Unlike their stationary counterparts, PTZs are designed to freely move their lenses back and forth horizontally (that’s the “panning” part), vertically (aka “tilt”), and adjust lens focus (zoom). All of this can be done at your command, as needed, but there are also PTZ cameras that can be programmed to automatically pan, tilt and zoom whenever movement is detected.
Is A Dome Security Camera Right For You?
The next type of security camera is the dome cameras. Probably the most popular type of security camera. The housing to these cameras are shaped like a dome and they are usually mounted on ceilings or hung from poles. Since the visible part of a dome security camera is just the housing, it is hard to tell where a dome security camera system is taking the footage.
Here at Arizona Locksmith we are experts at CCTV installation. We will be able to look at your property and advise you of the best options that will work for you. For a free consultation give us a call or email us right now.