The Importance of Security Cameras
For police investigators, a witness to a crime is invaluable. A witness can give investigators specific details to expedite the search for the suspect. Unfortunately, police do not always have a witness to question details on the matter. Security cameras give police that witness by recording the event and many times, giving much more detail of the suspect than anyone might recall. The Claremont Police Department encourages its residents to own and operate some form of security camera system.
Camera Manufactures and Discount Codes
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Proper Camera Placement
The majority of burglars will approach the front door to check if anyone is currently home. By having a camera at the front door, not only is it acting as a deterrent, but if the burglar does break in you have photographic evidence of the suspect.
Just as the front door camera can act as a deterrent, so can the back. Having multiple angles of the crime can help in small details that detectives are looking for.
Street view cameras can be one of the most important views detectives can receive. With a street view camera, detectives can get vehicle descriptions and if the cameras are clear enough, even a license plate.
Sides of House
The majority of our homes have windows or doors on the side of the house. I single mounted camera to the rear of the house facing the front can give detectives more important angles and details.
Important Features When Comparing Home Security Cameras
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- Motion Detection: Cameras with motion detection can send you notifications when the camera observes motion within its field of view. These notifications can alert you to suspicious activity, so you can monitor the situation.
- Field of View: Field of View refers to the width of area a camera can record. This is important because it will affect how many cameras you’ll need and where you should place them.
- Sound: The sound feature can refer to your camera receiving sound via a microphone, emitting sound via a speaker, or both. Cameras with both can double as an intercom.
- Resolution: Resolution defines how clear the image from your camera will be. A clearly visible image is very helpful when trying to identify faces or items in the images your camera records.
- WiFi Capability: A camera with WiFi can communicate with your home network wirelessly which can be very handy for installation, but is also less susceptible to being disabled, because it doesn’t have wires which could be cut.
- Night Vision: The distance to which your camera can record images in low to no light situations can have a great impact on its effectiveness because often criminal activity can happen at night.
- Movement: A camera that can pan and/or tilt may be able to record a larger area than a static camera and therefor reduce the total number of cameras needed to observe a particular area.
- Cost: Obviously, if a camera costs so much that you can no longer afford the valuables you’re trying to protect with it, then it doesn’t serve a purpose. Cost is a factor for every purchasing decision.