Until theft is no longer on the rise, security cameras are a necessary part of home safety. Wireless cameras can be placed anywhere, and motion activated footage provides a video record of any intrusion. Internet-friendly cameras make it possible for videos to be viewed from remote locations. These and other beneficial and convenient aspects to home security cameras make them as essential to the home as heating and running water.

Dome Security Camera

Digital versions of security footage have rendered video tapes obsolete. Small and compact, state of the art home security cameras can record longer and with better resolution. They can also be edited and enhanced.

Security systems have a proven record of deterring crime. Thieves are much more likely to choose a home that is not equipped with hard-to-spot but advertised surveillance cameras. Should they choose badly, the video footage greatly increases the likelihood that they will be apprehended, charged, and convicted.

A few basic tips can ensure that home security cameras are properly placed. This means they provide full coverage inside the house, involve a combination of visible cameras – often dummies, and hidden ones, and are accessible only with real difficulty. Ceiling mounted dome cameras are the best for restricting accessibility. In any event, the higher the device, the harder it is to reach. Pinhole cameras, because of their small size, are popular and can be placed anywhere.

All wiring needs to be concealed so that intruders do not simply cut through the system. Wireless systems are the better option, although it is usually a good idea to have a professional install it. Video footage can be sent to any device specified and streamed online, offering both real time and recorded images. Sufficient storage for the quantity of footage that can be recorded needs to be freed in the corresponding hard drive and it all has to remain charged. Still, this is a fool-proof way to protect the home from intruders.