How to Set Up Security Cameras
When planning to install security cameras in your home or office, there are three very important things that you will have to consider. The first one is the purpose of setting up the cameras, the second thing is the location of your cameras, and the third is the storage of your camera system.
The purpose of the cameras
You may want improve your premises’ security by monitoring intrusions by burglars and thieves. You may also be interested in keeping tabs with your loved ones and pets or keeping track of deliveries or any visitors to your office or home.
Location of the cameras
The location of your cameras also matters because it determines how effective the cameras will be in achieving your objective. You may choose to install a 360 outdoor security camera to monitor the outdoor environment, or indoor cameras to help you keep track of what happens inside your premises.
The storage of your camera system also matters because it needs to be large enough and safe from intruders. Let’s look at how to set up security cameras and why storage matters.
How to set up indoor security cameras
Installing an indoor camera can be as simple as identifying the suitable position, mounting the camera, switching it on and linking it with your computer or mobile device. You may be required to do some drilling to install certain types of indoor cameras, but the work involved is minimal.
- An effective indoor camera needs to have a broad field of view, meaning that you need to place it at a higher, secure position.
- A tiny camera is preferable because you can place it almost anywhere and achieve your objective.
How to set up outdoor security cameras
Outdoor cameras should be able to withstand the outdoor environment. They should also have a wider field of view because the outdoor space is broader. For instance, a 360 outdoor security cameraplaced pointing towards a walkway or a driveway will help you to effectively monitor movements in these spaces and the surrounding areas.
Why storage matters
Security cameras may use local storage such as SD cards, USB drives, or digital video recorders. They may also use cloud storage, in which case you can check the footage of your camera using your computer or mobile device.
Storage matters because if you use devices such as USB drives or SD cards, you will have to ensure that your camera is beyond the reach of potential thieves.