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What to Consider Before Purchasing Your Home Surveillance System

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What to Consider Before Purchasing Your Home Surveillance System

So, you’ve decided it’s time to purchase a home surveillance system. That’s great! Your Salisbury, MD home has been a refuge for you and your family—especially during uncertain times—and you deserve a security system that protects your property and loved ones while giving you total peace of mind. 

Before you purchase a home surveillance system, there are some things you should consider, so you end up with a system that meets your home’s needs and works the way you need it to. Keep reading to find out the three questions you should ask yourself when building your system.

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Where Do You Need Surveillance Cameras Installed?

Before choosing and purchasing surveillance cameras for your security system, it’s important to know what areas of your property you want to monitor. Different areas call for different cameras. Do you want to keep an eye on the entire outside perimeter of your property? Should cameras be placed inside your home? Or maybe you only want to monitor the entrances of your home. 

Believe it or not, you can’t use the same surveillance cameras outdoors that you would use in your home because they need to be able to withstand all types of weather and changing lighting conditions. Plus, cameras with a wider field of view and longer viewing distance give you more visibility for the outdoors.

What Exactly Are You Trying to Protect Your Property Against?

Of course, home surveillance systems can protect your property from unwanted intruders. But today’s advanced and innovative cameras can offer you protection from more than burglars. There are smart surveillance solutions on the market that can safeguard your home from fire, leaks, and even alert you of lingering vehicles in your driveway or the front of your home. 

Thanks to AI (artificial intelligence) technology, you no longer need to spend hours sifting through surveillance footage to find what you’re looking for. Now you can do a simple search through your network video recorder or the cloud, like “truck” or “red shirt” to find what you’re looking for in just moments. 

Can Your Network Support Your Home Surveillance System?

What’s the point of investing in an advanced home surveillance system if your network doesn’t have the bandwidth to support it? The last thing you want is to spend money on a professional security system and go through the installation process only to find your internet can’t keep up with your new demands. The amount of bandwidth your system will use depends on things like image resolution, video compression, number of devices, and more. 

Do you need help building a home surveillance system that meets your unique needs? The Impact Home Technology team is prepared to help. Get in touch by giving us a call, filling out our online contact form, or chatting with an expert below to schedule a no-obligation consultation. 

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