Understanding home CCTV features
With such a wide variety of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras available, you can be forgiven for finding the task of selecting a solution a mind-boggling business.
In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the latest in-built features of modern devices to help you narrow the field.
Storage and formats
Most home CCTV camera systems store captured footage on a standalone DVR or use a PC hard drive. PC-connected solutions can be advantageous as they often ship with software enabling you to view your data files.
Ensure your selected CCTV system enables you to store captured data in a popular format like Mpeg to avoid issues with downloading and viewing data. If you pick a camera that can record high-definition images, make certain that the storage solution has the capability to record them
Night vision and motion detection
Black-and-white CCTV cameras can record better images in low light, but modern solutions are available that switch over to monochrome mode when it gets dark, offering you the best of both worlds. Along with night vision capabilities, many cameras also feature motion detectors. Devices only activate and record when they sense movement, reducing how much footage you must store.
Finally, picking a smart solution that offers you remote access is invaluable. Today’s state-of-the-art solutions allow you to see images from your smartphone or PC and can be configured to send you email and text alerts.
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