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August 27, 2020

What To Look For When Buying A New Home Security Camera In Logan

Most home security systems have at least one home security camera in Logan. However, with many different types and features for cameras, it's tough to know what’s actually important in a camera. Do you purchase one from a retail store and install it yourself? Or is it preferable to have your cameras installed by a professional? Should you look for a camera that broadcasts in HD? How do you choose between an exterior camera right under the overhang or a doorbell camera?

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

Three types of security cameras in Logan

Types Of Home Security Cameras in Logan

Here are the three most common types of home security cameras in Logan. Each has a special type of use and can easily be included with your residential security system:

  • Outdoor home security camera: These types of cameras attach to the exterior of your home to offer a wide view of your property and main entrances.

  • Indoor home security cameras: Indoor cameras are fixed to a wall or rest on a level surface, and typically record a single room in your home.

  • Doorbell cameras: A doorbell camera replaces your old doorbell and lets you know who’s visiting.

What Makes A “Great” Security Camera In Logan?

Stroll through the security camera section in a hardware store, and you’ll learn that there’s many differences in camera durability and capabilities. Here’s a rundown of features to look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: In most cases, you will want your camera to see as much space as possible. Without a wide-angle lens, you’ll likely have blind spots and places where people can hide. Try to find cameras with at least a 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light capabilities: Your camera should be able to see what’s going on in the dark. Look for a camera that includes infrared LEDs that offer nighttime illumination.

  • HD resolution: The days of pixelated shapes should be history. Limit your search to cameras that record and livestream in 720 high-definition or more.

  • Strong construction: Your outside security cameras need to be able to withstand poor weather conditions like thunderstorms, high heat, or frigid temperatures (some even have a built-in heater). Your indoor cameras should survive if they’re bumped or lightly fall to the floor.

  • Motion detection: Although you can program your cameras for a continuous record, that requires a lot of recording space and power. Instead, try to find a security camera with motion sensors that starts automatically recording when it detects movement.

  • Two-way talk: The top doorbell cameras come with an intercom system, making it easy to speak with visitors without coming to the door. However, the same 2-way audio functionality is nice capability with interior or exterior cameras, also.

  • Wireless functionality: A wireless camera can go almost anywhere outside or inside your house, and is easy to move if needed. Wireless install is typically more common than wiring your camera directly into a power line.

  • An easy to use mobile app: How helpful is a security camera if it’s a pain to view its feeds? Get cameras with a mobile app so you can watch live streaming in HD, record and email clips, and receive alerts when your cameras perceive motion. It helps when your camera app also manages your complete home security and home automation system.       

Should You Have Your Home Security Cameras Installed By A Professional?

Once you figure out what’s important for you in a home security camera, you have to decide if you should get your cameras [[professionally installed|installed by a pro|installed by a professional. If you’re handy, you may try to DIY your install. However, if you’re unsure the best places for your cameras, or can’t figure out the tech, go ahead and get professional installation. Security specialists, such as Secure24 Alarm Systems, will place your cameras for maximum security and walk you through the mobile app. You may also want professional installation if your security cameras pair to a comprehensive residential security system.

Find The Best Home Security Cameras in Logan With Secure24 Alarm Systems

The best home security cameras with quality installation in Logan come from Secure24 Alarm Systems. Just call (435) 393-6672 or complete the form below for your free quote. We’ll talk through your options and how your cameras can become an important part of your home security system.