Smart video cameras are one of the most requested products for security and home automation systems.
But there are a lot of choices out there.
How do you pick the smart video camera that’s right for you? Simple.
Follow this 3-step process:
We’ll show you what we mean in more detail.
There are 2 main reasons people get smart home security cameras. Decide which one (or both) you want.
Keeping an eye on things
Want to keep tabs on your babysitter or check in on your home while you’re away?
All you need is a smart video camera that’s paired with an app so you can view video on your phone.
Getting video alerts of activity in your home
Another great use of smart video cameras is getting alerts sent to you when something happens in your home. That way you can see:
However, video alerts require a more complex security system that detects motion, triggers your camera to record and sends a video alert to you.
Now that you know what your goal is, you can start thinking about where you’ll place the camera for the best view.
Will it be on a bookshelf? Then you want a camera with a stand.
Is it high on a wall or the ceiling? Then you want a camera with a wall mount (and you might also want to consider a professional installation).
Do you want to mount one outside? Then you want a special camera that can withstand the weather.
Smart video cameras come with many different features. You must decide which are the most important for your goal.
For example, if your goal is to be able to easily check in on your home and you want to minimize the number of cameras you have to install, you might want to consider a camera you can pan and tilt.
Some other features and their uses:
We’ll help you find the perfect smart security camera for you. BriteBox serves homeowners in the metro Atlanta area. Contact us for more information.