There are many different kinds of home security cameras. There are security cameras that can be placed inside the home, to monitor doors, windows as well as different rooms. There are outdoor security cameras that can be used to monitor the perimeter of your property, major door areas, and garages. They can be stationary, passive units, and they can be active, moving on a pivot systems and be activated when sensing motion. They can be installed in combination with security lighting, but the are infrared cameras, which pick up thermal images, as well as night vision products to choose from.
There are many different advantages and benefits to installing cameras, whether inside the house or business, as well as cameras outdoors for monitoring the exterior of you property. While outdoor cameras are the most widely used, indoor security is becoming just as popular as of late.
There are many different reasons for this. For an example, setting up an indoor camera in your home can be used to monitor a baby sitter who is caring for you children while you are away. They can also be used to check on home health care workers hired to monitor the elderly or handicapped. They can be hidden in common everyday products, like radios, pictures, and even stuffed animals.
Home security cameras don’t necessarily have to be used in the home. They can also be set up in a place of business, to monitor employees. In this way, bosses can keep tabs on their workers, making sure they are doing their jobs, not sitting at their desks playing games on the internet all day. They are used a lot in restaurants to make sure employees are not stealing food, etc.
Outdoor cameras have many uses as well. There are infra red cameras available, they don’t pick up thermal images, but use invisible infrared LED lights to illuminate an area without a thief’s knowledge. These cameras can also be set up to scan an area, or track a person’s movement.
Almost all home security cameras, as well as outdoor security cameras can and are hooked up to computer monitors, CCTV systems, and recording devices. These can be directly wired, but through the use of today’s electronics technology, most are now wireless, using radio signals to transfer data and images. What is shown on these cameras can be digitally recorded, and used as evidence later on to prosecute offenders.
Sometimes, just the sight of security cameras can be a deterrent. Mounted high on a building, turning and sweeping just like real ones, a potential thief will often leave just because they think the building is being monitored. Fake cameras have the same look as a real camera, and can have blinking lights and all the bells and whistles.