Video Security Systems for Home

With the wide variety of equipment types, providers, manufacturers, and security packages; not all home security systems are the same. Ensuring that your technology is compatible and has the capability to all function together are very important aspects of planning your security system.

Security cameras can monitor blind spots inside and outside of your home, specifically areas that are hard to see from doors or windows. They are your eyes when you cannot be there. Protect your pets, your valuable property, and the ones you love with home security camera systems.

To secure your home, begin by identifying the vulnerable spaces that you want to monitor with camera surveillance. Any areas of easy access or main points of entry can be potential targets to a criminal.

Is Home Video Security Right For Me?

Logistically, you will need to determine how many cameras your internet or power systems can support and what type of image quality you want from the cameras. Choosing local or network storage will help you learn how much local storage (if any) you will need to prepare for security cameras.

What Will Home Video Security Cost?

A home security installation’s cost will vary depending on your home and property size, as well as the equipment that you choose to purchase. For example, with FSS Technologies, a 3-bedroom setup would be around $300 for three door monitors, one motion sensor, one keypad, and an integrated app. When you take into consideration the deductions that are generally offered by insurance companies with monitored systems, the $35 a month monitoring fee can make a big difference in your monthly expenses.

Security Camera Placement Needs

When you are planning security cameras, consider the places that you want to watch. These places may include:

  • Near entrances and exits

  • Monitoring driveways and walkways

  • In storage rooms

  • In hallways or alleyways

Difference in Security Cameras

Not all security cameras are created equal and determining which cameras you need may be a more complicated question that you might think. Consider these differences:

  • Indoor vs. Outdoor cameras

  • Various sizes of security cameras

  • Cameras that are easy to camouflage

  • Cameras that provide high-quality video footage

  • Wired vs. Wireless Systems

  • And many more...

There are also many different kinds of CCTV cameras, including:

  • Video Doorbell Cameras: See who is at your front door without leaving the couch or even when you are not there. Read more about this in our blog, How Video Doorbells Work.

  • Bookshelf Cameras: Designed to be placed on shelves so that they can blend in with the surroundings. 

  • Dome Cameras: Offer a wide dynamic range for adjusting to natural changes in light. 

  • Bullet Cameras: Have small housings that are unobtrusive and offer options for infrared light. 

  • 360 Fisheye Cameras: Allow for a panoramic view of the surroundings. 

  • Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras (PTZ): Can be moved with a joystick or mouse directly from a security desk. 

  • Turret Cameras: Designed like a ball-and-socket and can be easily moved around in the socket. 


Additional Considerations

You may need permission from the building owner or manager before installing a video doorbell in an apartment or rental unit.

If you want your security cameras to work at night, you will need to create solutions for external lighting or infrared cameras that can capture the image in limited lighting.

Resolution needs will depend on if you select an IP or analog camera, as well as what the cameras are going to be aimed towards. The higher the resolution, the more you will be able to see.

Features of Our Residential Video Security Systems

  • Video Doorbell

    Now you can see who is at your front door without leaving your seat. Be aware of what is happening when you are not home. You won't have to question who is at the door any longer, because you'll already know!

  • Residential Dome Camera

    Dome cameras are best used indoors because they blend into their surroundings. Also, they offer a wide dynamic range for the natural changes in lighting.

  • Bookshelf Camera

    Wireless cameras that are designed to be placed on shelves and record clips into your app.

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