What to Consider When Choosing A Security Camera

Life is full of decisions and the more mindful one is when making them, the more confident you’ll be. When it comes to security, effectively protecting the home is one of the most important decisions someone can make.

Here are some important choices to avoid to making when choosing a security camera specifically.

Going cheap: Making a decision based upon price isn’t always advisable when it comes to home security. While the less expensive cameras may look the same as their more expensive brethren, they are often more difficult to set up, use, and include inferior software.

Not questioning security and privacy: Those in the know, know that security is the biggest controversy in the connected home. And when it comes to security, not all security cameras are created equal. While most cameras are backed by either 128-bit or 228-bit encryption, it’s the little things that can leave a camera vulnerable. Make sure the camera you choose will allow you to set a unique and challenging password.

Not planning for the future: Investing in a good camera solution can easily set you back a couple hundred dollars. While you may find a solution that meets your needs today, don’t forget to investigate if the same camera will meet your future needs. For example, can you add an outdoor camera or even another indoor camera to protect your home if you move into a larger property? What if you decide to expand into smart home products? Will your camera work with other smart devices? What if you swap your iOS app for an Android?” (Janet Miller, huffingtonpost.com)

Consulting with a security professional is the best decision to make when deciding which camera and overall security system will effectively meet your needs. At Henderson Security your Ottawa home security expert safety is our top priority and we take the time to help and educate our clients to the fullest. To learn more about our different products or if you have any particular questions about security please contact us.