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Security cameras are a cost effective and practical way to protect your home, business or cottage from criminal activity such as theft or vandalism. They can also be used to defend against liability claims.
SECURITY CAMERAS AS A DETERRANT
Strategically located around your home or business, cameras can be a powerful deterrant against theft and vandalism. Would-be intruders or theives will see the camera system and may consider the risk too high.
KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE
A home security camera is a great way to keep an eye on family - younger kids or older adults who wish to stay independent. Sometimes it's just fun to use a pet cam to see what the family pet does when you're not home. Keep an eye on the cottage, boats and remote properties when you're away.
RECORDED VIDEO AS EVIDENCE
Recorded video from a video surveillance system may be used as evidence to prove criminal activity or prove innocence and can be vital to avoid wrongful charges such as slip and fall or other liability claims.
CLOUD RECORDING VS LOCAL RECORDING
There are two ways to record video. The first and more traditional method is to connect one or more video cameras to a DVR (digital video recorder) or NVR (network video recorder for newer IP based systems). Recording video locally allows for full time 24/7 recording and high resolution right up to 4K with some systems. These systems typically also offer remote live and recorded viewing, alerts and snapshots to be sent via the Internet when motion is sensed.
Alternately security video from cameras may be recorded to "the cloud" via a wired or WiFi network by way of the Internet. Since typical Internet upload speads can't support the heavy demands of full time high resolution video especially with multiple cameras, these systems typically send a video clip of 10-30 seconds when a camera senses motion. The video is stored by the cloud service, typically for around 7-30 days.
WIRED VS WIRELESS
Today there are many different types of cameras and systems. Older analog CCTV systems and today's high definition analog systems use coax cable or siamese cable to connect the cameras.
Newer IP camera systems use CAT5 or CAT6 Ethernet wire to connect the cameras to the recorder.
When running wire is difficult, visually ugly or impossible, WiFi cameras can be a great solution. These cameras require a stable, fast WiFi connection and since they're wireless they can be placed wherever needed and may even be moved as needed.
In addition to wired vs wireless, there are several different types and styles. There are bullet cameras, dome cameras and turret cameras. The most popular and highest resolution video security systems tend to be IP cameras with resolutions up to 4K. We also see analog high definition cameras using several different protocols.
To learn more about security cameras, see our Security Camera Technology Guide and Camera Selection Guide, then let us know if you need assistance.
SECURITY IS MULTI-LAYERED
Ultimately, the security of your home, business or property requires a multi-layered approach. Phyiscal security such as a strong deadbolt, reinforced door hinges and frame. Electronic security such as alarm systems and surveillance cameras. Warning signs can help as a deterrant. Walk the property and look for dark areas, overgrown trees or bushes that might be inviting to a criminal.
BETTER THAN BIG BOX - WE CAN HELP
Aartech Canada has been helping clients find the security camera system for their needs since 2002. We encourage you to read through our guides and do some reasearch and if you need help you can contact us for help. We provide pre-sales product selection guidance and technical support after your purchase. In most cases we also provide warranty assistance so the support doesn't end after 30 days.