2 Essential Equipment of Home Security System

essential-equipment-home-security-systemFor a typical effective home security system, there are two must have important equipment. The first one is a digital video recorder (DVR) and the second one is the security cameras. Other devices like door sensors, motion detectors, smoke alarms etc are also good to has security equipment but it is not essential to setup all of them.

What are the functions of a DVR? An excellent digital video recorder should include lots of security features. Of course the DVR should be able to perform the basic function of recording videos and saving the video files.

You should consider the recording resolution and hard disk capability when purchase a DVR. If you need to have high resolution recording feature, make sure the hard disk is big enough for months of recording before any need of backup required. Else, you will need to back up your DVR frequently.

Besides that, it is also good to have a DVR with video compression feature, for example H.264 video compression. This video compression technology can help to compress video files without impact the quality, and thus saving lots of hard disk space.

Another must have feature of an effective DVR is the remote viewing capability. A DVR which supports remote access allow users to remotely login and view live video footages anytime from anywhere they want.

It is also good if a DVR has a multi-tasking feature. Multi-tasking feature allow you to perform backup, recording, viewing video playbacks and remote access all at the same time without slowing down the performance of the DVR.

Choosing a Effective Security Camera is Important

Other than DVR, security camera is the other important equipment for an efficient home security system. When choosing a security camera, you need to consider few factors.

First, is the surveillance camera setup indoors or outdoors? An outdoor security camera should have a weatherproof feature to ensure it can still functioning without problem in any weather condition.

Second, a good surveillance camera should features night vision. During night time or low night environment, a normal security camera won’t able to capture image or record video clearly. A security camera with night vision feature can produce clear and crisp image at night with the help of built-in infrared LEDs.

Another influential factor when choosing a security camera is the wireless capability. Having a wireless security camera is a smart choice as it save the cost and eliminates problems of doing additional wiring in your house.

We strongly encourage you to take the above advises into consideration when you are purchasing a home security system for the first time. Choosing a wrong security equipment not only wasting your money but the ineffective home security system also can’t 100% guarantee the security and safety of your house.

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