When it comes to securing your home, a wireless camera security system is a great way to help out. They’re your best bet for catching anyone who is up to no good in and around your house. Wireless camera security systems can be inexpensive or cost a lot depending on what level of surveillance you want.
A single camera can cost around $80 on the low end, while a four camera system on the high end can run you as much as $800. Generally the more expensive your system, the better quality it will be, but be sure to shop around and check plenty of customer reviews. Just because the cameras are high quality, it doesn’t necessarily mean the wireless system they’re hooked into is good also. For the exterior of your home, you may only need a single camera on the main entrance. For added protection, you can also put cameras on a back door or even a large window that a thief might be tempted to break in order to gain access. Be sure to get specifically outdoor rated equipment for the exterior, as it will be heartier in resisting the elements than indoor equipment is.
Manufacturers of outdoor systems include Shark, Defender, and Swann. Home improvement stores like the Home Depot often carry them. You have more options with the inside of your home. In general, you would want to put a single camera in the main living room of your home if that’s all you’re buying, but installing additional cameras in bedrooms is not a bad idea. The standard option is to get a dedicated system like you would for your home’s exterior. It will have its own receiver box and should be designed not to get any interference from a home wireless Internet setup.
The other popular option is to get WiFi enabled webcams and use your existing home wireless network to run your surveillance. Manufacturers such as D-Link make these kinds of cameras, and, since you already have the wireless infrastructure with your WiFi router, you only have to purchase the cameras. As a result, this could be an inexpensive option. The cameras will come with software that you install on a computer, and it will manage things from there.
Another simple option could be even to just get a nanny cam-style system. Companies like Bolide Technology Group make teddy bears that have discreet cameras in their noses. A thief is unlikely to take a stuffed animal, and an intruder might try to disable or circumvent a traditional camera system. No one wants his or her home broken into. Wireless camera security systems are an easy and inexpensive way to add security and peace of mind.When it comes to securing your home, wireless c…