You may have done some research on surveillance cameras and found that there are so many different styles to choose from . There are your everyday, run of the mill cameras, wireless cameras, fake cameras (yes fake cameras!), and cameras that you hide. There are CCTV cameras and IP cameras, bullet and dome cameras, high def, big, small, and the list goes on and on. The question you have to ask yourself is which one is the right one for your home?
Picture This: Security!
Imagine, if you will, that a burglar comes to invade your home. What functions do you want your cameras to perform? Do you want them to be seen? Large wired cameras are perfect for that. They send a direct signal to the burglar that the house is being watched, and will do a great job in scaring that burglar away from your home. Maybe you would rather catch the burglar in the act. Hidden cameras are generally wireless and small. They can be triggered by motion sensors to turn on at just the right moment. Those sensors could also trigger an alarm and turn on lights, etc., to get the best image of the burglar and to contact the proper authorities. The cameras of today can be so good that they can help in facial recognition of home invaders, and they can even be pointed out to the road to catch a glimpse of a license plate number. It has happened where the bad guys get caught all because surveillance cameras were set up in the right location.
Cameras are not just handy for proving who performed a crime. The percent chance of a break in significantly drops when a security camera is set in place in a home. Burglars are generally looking for the least secure homes to rob, as they want to get in and out without being seen very quickly. A camera will slow down the pace and could potentially get them caught, and for many, that is a risk not worth taking. This is the reason why fake cameras can be a very effective tool in a home security system. They are also much cheaper, which means that you can place more in your home. It is always a good idea to have some real cameras intermingled with the fake cameras, as you never know if someone is going to make an attempt regardless of the camera presence.
There is many a reason to look into finding a camera system for your home. There are many that have not been mentioned in the article above. Keep looking around, ask friends, and ask a professional about what kinds of cameras are out there that would be effective for your home and personal needs. There are many people who will be willing to help out in your decision making. Remember that the decision is ultimately yours, so research in as many ways as you can.