How to choose a CCTV camera for home?

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The CCTV camera is a way to be at once in several places without having magical abilities at the same time. Cameras will help to look after the child, pet, apartment or dacha in your absence. Today, we’ll figure out how to choose a CCTV camera for the house.

The choice of a CCTV camera depends on what you want to use it for. It is most convenient to use IP-cameras, they are easier to install than analog, and do not require additional equipment. Below are a few popular scenarios.

1. To look after the child

A small internal camera, preferably with Wi-Fi, a motion or sound detector, a cloud-based video surveillance service, is suitable. The presence of Wi-Fi will save you unnecessary wires, and the detectors and video surveillance service on board will allow you to record video in the cloud, receive notifications about the sound or motion in the frame in the application or e-mail. It is important that this camera has a “Day / Night” mode so that it can shoot in the twilight and darkness, and you always knew how your baby is there.

If you leave such a camera to look after the baby while he sleeps in his crib, and you cook food in the kitchen, you can be absolutely calm. Put a smartphone next to you and watch the baby, as if you were standing by his cradle! If the baby wakes up, starts to turn and whimper, do not be afraid that you will not hear these “callsign”, you will immediately receive a notification to the smartphone.

Where to install the camera

  • On the dais in one of the corners of the children’s room
  • Near a cot
  • Near the children’s playground

Check-list: what to look for

  • Availability of cloud service on board the camera (+ applications for the smartphone)
  • Presence of motion or sound detector
  • Availability of “Day / Night” mode
  • Availability of Wi-Fi
  • Small size

2. To look after the pet

The camera for pet care is useful to all who are worried, how are their four-legged friends, while they are at work or on a trip. The camera will help to make sure that your pets are all right, that they have not carried the apartment and they have food and water. If a video surveillance service is installed on the camera, which allows you to record movies by movement or sound, you have a chance to record some funny trick of your pet, which is bored while you are gone.

The requirements for cameras for watching pet pets are the same as for watching children. The only point: if the camera is not very high, it is better to choose models in a stronger case.

In some cameras have a function Push-to-Talk, lets you record and send voice messages. If you notice that the pet is chewing on your favorite shoes, just hiccup it through the camera.

Where to install the camera

  • In one corner of the room where the pet is sleeping
  • In the kitchen, to see a bowl and drinker

Check-list: what to look for

  • Availability of cloud service on board the camera (+ applications for the smartphone)
  • Presence of motion or sound detector
  • Availability of “Day / Night” mode
  • Availability of Wi-Fi
  • Small size
  • Robust housing
  • Push-to-talk function

3. To monitor the apartment

We all have to go on vacation, to relatives on weekends, on business trips. In order not to worry about the inaccessibility of the apartment and the safety of the property, you can install a CCTV camera.

For this purpose, it is better to choose a small and inconspicuous camera that does not catch sight. Ideal if the camera is equipped with a cloud-based video surveillance service. If an attacker attempts to destroy a device, the recording of what is happening will not be lost because they will be written to the cloud.

Excellent, if the camera is protected by a sturdy body.

You can choose rotary models, their viewing angle is wider than that of fixed cameras. By this model and the mouse will not slip! However, rotary cameras are more difficult to control and cost more.

Day / Night mode also does not hurt: even in the dark, the camera will be able to keep an eye out for what is happening in your home.

Where to install the camera

  • In the corridor with a view of the front door
  • In the room, so that the most valuable things are in the frame

Check-list: what to look for

  • Availability of cloud service on board the camera (+ applications for the smartphone)
  • Presence of motion or sound detector
  • Availability of “Day / Night” mode
  • Availability of Wi-Fi
  • Small size
  • Unobtrusive and discreet design
  • Robust housing
  • Rotary Models

4. To monitor a private house or cottage

Inside the house or giving the location of the cameras and recommendations for their functionality will be the same as for the apartments. The only difference – the need to monitor the local area or suburban area. It is most convenient to install a street camera on the porch of the house and deploy its lens to the side of the gate or gate. If the house territory is very large, install several cameras around the perimeter of the house or fence. Choose dust and waterproof models.

Where to install the camera

  • In the corridor with a view of the front door
  • In the room, so that the most valuable things are in the frame
  • On the porch overlooking the gate and the house territory
  • On the perimeter of the house or fence

Check-list: what to look for

  • Availability of cloud service on board the camera (+ applications for the smartphone)
  • Presence of motion or sound detector
  • Availability of “Day / Night” mode
  • Availability of Wi-Fi
  • Robust housing
  • For outdoor cameras – dust and waterproof

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