April 29, 2023
With improvement of people's living standards, increased security awareness, and development of surveillance cameras, penetration rate of home surveillance cameras has increased dramatically. But people who buy home surveillance cameras can't just listen to seller's "fudge", they need to have their own unique vision. Actually choosing a home camera is not difficult, as long as you pay attention to these 6 points, you may not step on the thunder.
1. Appearance requirements
Surveillance cameras come in different shapes, such as cylindrical, spherical, convex, etc. We can choose according to our own preferences while meeting functional requirements. For example, choose a look that matches style of a modern home environment; choose cute or cool appearance to attract baby's love at home; Choose small and easy to hide, which can "secretly monitor" security. property in house.
2. Lens focal length
The focal length of a common camera lens is 2.8mm/4mm/6mm/8mm/12mm and many more options. There is no difference between good and bad focal length, generally speaking, smaller focal length, larger viewpoint scale, and vice versa, longer focal length, smaller viewpoint scale. For example, a focal length of 2.8mm is suitable for relatively narrow spaces such as elevators and corridors, while lenses over 6mm can be used in more open areas such as parking lots, factory workshops and courtyards. Therefore, it is advisable to choose a home camera between 2 mm and 6 mm.
The higher resolution of surveillance camera, greater number of pixels and sharper image. Generally, 1 million, 1.3 million, or 2 million high-definition pixels are selected for home surveillance cameras, and 720P, 960P, or 1080P resolution surveillance cameras can basically meet requirements of application. However, higher pixel, more memory it occupies, and under same conditions, storage time becomes shorter. Therefore, when considering clarity, we must also consider storage issues.
4. Video storage method
Video storage methods are divided into cloud storage and local storage. In cloud storage mode, device will send video to remote server. Local storage requires separate accessories (SD card, HDD VCR) to store desired video, and choice of storage method depends mainly on customer needs.
Cloud storage and local storage have their advantages and disadvantages. A camera stored in cloud is more convenient to view at any time via a mobile phone, but there is a risk of leaking sensitive information, which is not as secure as a camera stored locally. Although a locally stored camera is relatively secure, video information is limited and cannot be viewed in real time. In addition, separate accessories increase cost.
5. Easy to install and use
If use of camera is considered prior to clearance, power supply and network cable can be provided separately for camera. If you plan to use camera after decorating, it is best to use camera's wireless connection type, which avoids wires, saves a lot of trouble, and looks more beautiful. In real use, operation process of camera is simple and clear, and fool-proof camera is more convenient.
6. After-Sales Service
The camera is a professional security device, especially currently popular smart camera, it is not just connection of two electronic components. Therefore, it is very practical to choose eminent equipment and guarantee an impeccable after-sales service.
Home is our last harbor, and security cameras are the most immediate protection for our homes. After reading this article, do you know how to choose a home surveillance camera?