Best Type of Home Surveillance Camera for You

When it comes to buying a security camera for your home, you want to make sure you are buying a system that is going to offer the most protection for you. Choosing the wrong type of camera can lead to blind spots on your property, allowing perpetrators to sneak in, leaving you and your family at risk. How do you prevent this? By seeking out a professional team. Park Place Installations is here to help make sure you are informed on the best technology for your home. We will help you choose the best camera for your property. Park Place Installations has compiled a list of camera types so you can choose the best camera for your home.

 

Camera Type

Your first decision when choosing your home surveillance camera system is to choose the kind of camera you want. This is all based on what your property looks like. Park Place Installations will help you choose which camera type is the best for you.

Fixed

A Fixed camera is positioned to capture one field of images. It does not tilt move or pivot. It can be optimized later on with video editing technologies. It is more reliable than a PTZ camera because it is always pointed in the same direction.

PTZ

A PTZ or Point/Tilt/Zoom camera can be positioned remotely. They can pan, tilt, and zoom in on a subject in the viewing field. PTZ cameras can be programmed to work automatically, but they are most reliable when controlled remotely. The more zoomed in your camera is, the smaller area it can cover. This type of camera can only point in one direction at a time.

360 Degree

This type of camera has a high resolution, and full motion. Images are placed together and you have the ability to zoom in after the images are recorded. This type of camera has 360 degree motion. With that being said, it is difficult to call these cameras 100% reliable because it is difficult to find placement in an area where no view is unobstructed.

 

Each camera type above has their own pros and cons. Park Place Installations has the top brands and the experts that will help you install the best home security system for you home. Any questions or concerns you may have can be directed at our experts. Don’t leave your home security in the hands of just anyone. Call Park Place Installations today.

Home Security Systems | 5 Best Locations for Wireless Security Cameras

The technological capabilities of home automation and home security are at an all time high. Are you interested in increasing the surveillance around your home? Park Place Installations offers the best home security systems and home automation systems available, anywhere in Western New York. Combining wireless security cameras with a home automation package allows you to keep an eye on your home, and ensure the safety of your family and belongings.

So you know you want to get moving on a new home surveillance camera system, but you don’t know where to start. You know you want security cameras on your home, but you’re don’t need Tony Montana’s level of surveillance either. So how many cameras do you need? Where should they go? Park Place Installations has your back mang.

 

Our best advice would be to start with 3-5 cameras, depending on how big your house is, and the layout. The goal, place cameras on the first level of your home, where intruders are most likely to attempt to enter. You can have the best camera and automation system on the market, but if it isn’t in the right spot you’re wasting your money.

Here are the best locations to place wireless security cameras.

  1. Front Door– No brainer here. It has been known amongst the home security industry that the majority of home break ins occur through the front door. Your camera should provide you with a full view from either the ceiling or opposite wall of both the doorway, and porch or entryway.
  2. Back Door– Burglars are not extremely creative. The next most popular entry point for an intruder is the back door, which usually has direct access to an important room. Your family room, stairs, basement, or kitchen could have direct access from the back, so remember to stick a camera somewhere on the ceiling that gives a full clear view of the back door.
  3. Side & Back Windows– It doesn’t look normal for someone to enter a home through a window. Typically a burglar will enter through an open window if it isn’t visible from the street. You’ll want to have your cameras monitor the windows that are along the sides of your home, or in the back, that might have access to your expensive belongings.
  4. Basement Access– If your home has a basement door entryway, this is a good place to put a camera. If you have windows that could be broken into easily, or a door that may be obscured from view, mount a camera in the basement that provides a broad sweep of the room’s entryways.
  5. Back Yard– An external camera mounted to give you a view of your private back yard is a good idea. You can mount from your roof or from a porch roof, hidden and out of reach. This enables you to see intruders from further away, and allows you to keep an eye on kids when they are playing in the back yard remotely, using home automation.

 

Hopefully this gives insight into where the best places to mount surveillance systems around your home. When you are ready to take the next steps in installing a home security system for your Buffalo NY home, remember that the team at Park Place Installations are here. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions, or want to hear what we can do for you and your home!