The security and safety of our homes is of utmost importance. We all like to come to a safe home, something that would offer us refuge and help us relax after a tiring day at work. Imagine coming to your home to find it ransacked? We also keep most of our valuables at home; it could be autographed copy of some celebrity or our precious collection or jewellery items. So what is the best way to make sure that while we are at work our home is not a hub for drug dealers.
The easiest and east expensive way would be to install a security camera and you do not have to go looking for professionals to do that for you. In few simple steps you can do that all by yourself.
Monitoring every inch of the house is expensive, so sit down and take a plan of your house and find out the areas that would need surveillance for a good home alarm installation. Usually it is large windows, doors, porches and stairways that need monitoring. Next there are different types of packages of surveillance camera so now that you know where you need monitoring next choose the best surveillance package for it. Surveillance packages include basic home monitoring and monitoring valuables or young children.
When you plan to buy the whole surveillance system you would have to put in a huge amount of money so after analysing how many cameras you would need you could buy them individually which is cheaper. There are different types of cameras to choose from such as wireless, indoor, outdoor, motion sensor and remote viewing.
Now you need to get yourself a recording device and monitor. Right before you install everything you must make sure that it all works because you don’t want the hassle of removing them to fix the bug. You could get someone to install it for you same as going to an auto locksmith.
Now choose a high, broad angle to fix your camera in the designated areas. The more areas the camera can monitor the better it will be. When fixing the camera outside place it above 10 ft. so that it cannot be knocked off easily. You can mount your camera to the wall using sticky pads but the safest is to screw them in. Now you can attach your camera to a power source and attach the wired camera to your DVR or recorder. If your using a wireless camera link it to your computer and the attach the monitor to the recorder or DVR. Troubleshoot for any connection issues.