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August 27, 2020

What To Ask For When Purchasing A Home Security Camera In Jackson

Many home security systems include at least one home security camera in Jackson. However, with all the different models and features for cameras, it's hard to know what’s really important in a camera. Do you buy one from a retail store and install it yourself? Or is it preferable to have your cameras professionally installed? Should you insist on a camera that records in HD? How do you decide between an outside camera attached to the overhang or a doorbell camera?

To explore these questions and other common questions, here is what you should look for in a Jackson home security camera.

Three types of security cameras in Jackson

3 Types Of Home Security Cameras in Jackson

There are mostly three different kinds of home security cameras in Jackson. Each one has a special type of use and can easily integrate with your residential security system:

  • Outdoor home security camera: These kinds of cameras are installed on the outside of your house and offer a wide view of your property and common doors.

  • Indoor home security cameras: Indoor cameras are fixed to a wall or sit on a level surface, and primarily show one room in your house.

  • Doorbell cameras: A doorbell camera replaces your old doorbell and provides a view of your porch.

What Makes A “Good” Security Camera In Jackson?

Visit the security camera aisle in a hardware store, and you’ll discover that there’s many differences in camera quality and specs. Here’s a rundown of what you should look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: You'll probably want your camera to scan as much terrain as it can. Without a wide-angle lens, there will be more blind spots and spaces for people to hide. Try to get cameras with at least a 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light vision: A camera’s not much good if it can’t see what’s happening at night. You will want a camera that comes with infrared LEDs that offer nighttime light.

  • HD resolution: The days of pixelated shapes are in the past. Only consider cameras that record and stream in 720 HD or more.

  • Sturdy construction: Your exterior security cameras should be able to function when there’s bad weather like rain, heat waves, or cold temperatures (some even have a built-in heater). Your interior cameras should survive if they’re bumped or lightly fall to the floor.

  • Motion sensors: Even though you can program your cameras for a continuous record, that takes a lot of power and recording space. We recommend looking for a security camera with motion detectors that starts automatically recording when it detects motion.

  • Two-way communication: Doorbell cameras should have an intercom system, making it easy to talk with visitors without opening the door. However, the same 2-way audio feature can be found feature with interior or exterior cameras, too.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera can be added anywhere on or in your house, and can be moved if if you’d like to position it elsewhere. Wireless placement is often more popular than wiring your camera directly into your home’s wiring.

  • An easy to use mobile app: How helpful is a security camera if it’s difficult to use? Get cameras with a mobile app so you can see live feeds in high-definition, record and store clips, and receive alerts when your cameras perceive movement. It helps when your camera app also manages your comprehensive security and home automation system.       

Is It Better To Have Your Home Security Cameras Professionally Installed?

Once you understand what you’re looking for in a residential security camera, you have to decide how you’re going to install your cameras. If you’re handy, you may be able to DIY a solution. But if you’re not sure the best places for your cameras, or can’t figure out the equipment, it’s better to get professional installation. Experts, like Secure24 Alarm Systems, can place your cameras for maximum security and show you how to use the mobile app. You may also think about professional installation if your security cameras integrate with a comprehensive residential security system.

Get The Best Home Security Cameras in Jackson With Secure24 Alarm Systems

The best home security cameras with professional installation in Jackson come from Secure24 Alarm Systems. Just call (601) 292-9204 or complete the form below for your no-cost quote. We’ll go over your best options and how your cameras can become an important part of your residential security system.