Chosing a security camera may seem daunting but it's actually a lot easier than you think.
So Here are some things you definitely wanna keep in mind before you buy.
So one of the first things you wanna keep in mind is actually the purpose for this security camera.
How do you wanna us it?
And for most people that starts off with whether it's an indoor Or an outdoor camera.
So if it's an outdoor camera, it usually means that you want to monitor the periphery of your house.
You want to check someone delivering a package to your front door.
You want to see if the garage door is open.
And an indoor is more of a monitoring device for a baby monitor, checking to make sure your kids got home from school, and basically just making sure your dog or other pet didn't get up to something mischievous during the day.
So- While there are similar features and options of both indoor and outdoor cameras it's a really important question to ask yourself first .An other thing you definitely want to keep in mind early on is the installation type you are comfortable with as well as the power source.
So both indoor and outdoor cameras have plug in types ,you plugin to a simple wall outlet Hard-wired options or even battery-powered or solar-powered options.
It's also important to consider the type of storage you want for your videos.
So this is a little more in-depth once you have purchased your camera and you're trying to decide how you wanna save clips.
So one of the ways is locally, on a microSD card or on a USB stick even.
And another option is through cloud storage.
So that basically deals with a remote server through Nest, or Amazon, or some other company.
And you don't have as much control over your clips.
I mean you can save and download them in many cases, but some people aren't comfortable with the concept of their footage and their clips from their home or in and around their spaces Being sent to some remote monitoring company.
So, instead of that you can opt for local storage and there are definitely a lot of cameras available that offer that local storage.
Related to local and cloud storage, another thing you really wanna think about is whether you wanna save your videos continuously.
That means 24/7 you can go back and review.
Anything from any time period.
The other alternative is just saved video clips.
So your camera will pick up motion or audio, and it will record a ten to maybe 30 second clip that you can then go back and review.
But you won't be able to go and review something that it didn't pick from a motion or audio event.
Advance features are nothing, we're seeing more and more [INAUDIBLE].
So I'm talking about motion detection zone where you can actually tell your camera to pick up a motion and send your alerts in a certain area but not in other areas.
Also facial recognition where you can get an alert saying that it saw a specific face not just that it saw a person.
And also integrated features where your camera is becoming more of a security system.
Like build in sirens, arming and disarming, and home and away zones.
Related to those advanced features, another thing we're seeing more and more of is third-party integrations with voice assistants.
So Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, even Siri through Apple's HomeKit platform.
That basically means that you can ask Alexa, or Google Assistant, or Siri to show you the live feed on various screen equipped devices.
Or even just tell you the status of your home security camera whether it's home or away.
And who specifically is home, if that camera has some sort of geo-fencing capability.
At the end of the day you should get a security camera if you wanna monitor what's What's happening at your home when aren't home.
If you travel a lot, or if you're away on vacation and you want to check in on your home, whether that's inside your home or outside your home, our home security camera is a really great way to keep an eye on things when you're away.