Why rely on third party security companies to protect you when you can build the perfect home surveillance ecosystem yourself? Gone are the days of advertising your home security system with a sign pinned to your lawn and hoping nobody tested your setup. Take charge of your home security with a CCTV surveillance system that is discreet, high-powered, and built to last.
Link up individual analog cameras from LaView, Ezviz, and Night Owl Security Products or get a pre-built surveillance system kit. Choose between four or eight camera kits that are built to endure outdoor weather conditions and record full 1080p in both day and night. Featuring a built-in, large-volume DVR, they often also come with free cloud access so you can back up and access the footage from anywhere.
Video encoders from AXIS allow you to configure multiple individual streams per channel in H.264, which means you’ll be able to easily transfer your footage into other types of physical and digital media. These separate channels each have their own IP address, giving them an extra layer of security. Oh, and don’t forget to add in a dedicated HDTV to view your live footage. Want to enhance a specific frame? Many of these Analog Cameras boast a powerful three million pixel resolution.
If you’re looking for a simpler approach to home security, then a PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) network camera is a great option. D-Link, Nestcam, Netgear, and Trendnet all have IP cameras that, unlike the typical analog cameras you find in a CCTV system, can send and receive data through your home network. The benefit is that you only need one cable to power and run the system, a great option if you don’t want to run a bunch of cables outside. Another good thing is that by adding an Uninterruptable Power Supply, you can guarantee 24/7 operation. Add in an auto surveillance VLAN from D-Link to make sure that your surveillance system is given priority traffic over everything else in your network.
If you think this all sounds like a big investment, remember there can be multiple applications for your home surveillance system. In addition to security, outdoor cameras provide extra accountability. Expecting a package on a day and the delivery service claims they already came by? Now you have the video footage to prove otherwise. Plus, because they’re equipped with night vision, they’re also a great way to view any four-legged visitors who may only show up after dark. You’ll find that the more information you can have at your disposal, the more secure you’ll feel.