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Seeing the Big Picture with Security Camera Installation

Seeing the Big Picture with Security Camera Installation

Surveillance products, like security cameras and doorbell cameras, are an increasingly common addition to the home. As a security camera installation company, we get those calls all the time. Smartphones have made them much more useful, and simple DIY options like Ring doorbells have shown just how powerful they can be. Whether you want to know what is happening at home, you want to deter porch pirates, or you have legitimate concerns about your safety, there is a camera option for you. Whatever your reason for considering a surveillance system, following the guidelines below will help ensure your system does exactly what you need.

One of the first things to consider is what you want to see. Maybe you want to know who is at the door, whether someone is in the pool, or whether your car is secure in the driveway. Knowing what matters will help determine where to place cameras. Since cameras use a lot of data, and most are placed outside, it is very important that they be wired whenever possible. Since most cameras can use PoE (or Power over Ethernet) the only wire needed is a single Cat6.

 

Once you know what you desire to see, it is important to determine how well you need to see it. Determining whether a car is in front of your home can be done with a single camera placed far away. Confirming who is arriving at your gate may require more than one camera aimed carefully to identify the vehicle and driver. In the same way knowing that someone is near your pool is easy, but gathering their identity may be more difficult.

 

If you do intend to cover your entire property, it is important to understand viewing angles and blind spots. The amount of area a camera covers is determined by a variety of factors, including sensor size, lens selection and height installed from the ground. Understanding how multiple cameras work together, and exactly what each can view, is a challenge that BRAVAS can help you tackle.

 

From a doorbell camera to multi-acre estate, BRAVAS has a solution for your home surveillance camera challenge. If you want to know what is happening at your home, whether you are on your second story or at your second home, we are happy to help. Reach out to your local BRAVAS location to schedule your free consultation today. We look forward to keeping you safe.

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