What’s The Best Security Cameras For Your Home?
Our family and home are the most important things in our lives and we want to make sure they are kept safe. So, how do you choose the best Security Cameras for your house?
As a resident and business owner in the Redlands, I have seen first hand the growing numbers in crime in Redlands as well as SE QLD.
Specifically, we have worked with QLD police on many occasions with the retrieval of CCTV footage to assist with investigations.
Increasing levels of crime and home break-ins have heightened the anxiety levels in a lot of people and in response, we have seen a rising number of people turning to CCTV cameras to protect their homes and family.
The problem is there are so many CCTV systems on the market and for the average person, it is difficult to understand that what you may be buying might not stand up to the performance required if an incident occurred.
We regularly see many DIY security camera options that families have purchased, which look great on the overall picture quality. Where these noticeably fall short is when you zoom in to read a number plate or see particular details of a perpetrator, the images become blurred and grainy.
It’s important that you understand what will work best for you. This way you’re able to make an informed decision resulting in quality cameras that will perform.
My name is Daniel Watt and I am the Managing Director of Sublime Technologies based in Capalaba.
I have worked in the security industry for over 15 years and as you can imagine, I have seen many different systems from very basic, to full-blown systems and everything in between.
My motto is “Do it once, do it right. The best security cameras for your home that I use and recommend are from HikVision. They have the latest in artificial technology and are one of the world’s leading and most trusted brands on the market.
Live Notification if Human Movement is Detected on Your Property
The problem with many CCTV systems is they record an incident and sometimes it’s not until the next day that we realise that something untoward has happened.
In the event that a theft or break-in is about to occur, we want it to perform better and to stop the incident from occurring in the first place right?
The newest AcuSense Cameras from HikVison with Line Crossing technology, feature an audio alarm and strobe light warning. In the unfortunate incident that someone enters the front garden of your property, the intrusion detection is activated and your security camera will turn on a strobe light and a recorded audible message will sound, advising “please be aware the property is under video surveillance”.
This is ideal and is likely to deter an intruder when they have a strobe light turned on them with a recorded voice advising they are under surveillance. You will also receive an instant live notification via the app or email that there has been human movement detected on your property.
Taking this one step further, you could also have this sent to a back-to-base monitoring company and pending your instructions, have a patrol car come to your premise to investigate should you be away from your home.
Check out the video below for a demonstration.
Two-Way Audio Security Cameras
The Two-way audio option means you can use your phone to speak to and hear anyone outside your property, without having to go outside as well as viewing live footage.
It’s also handy when I have received my weekly grocery delivery and I’m not home! But, it is a much safer option if something happened in the middle of the night and you don’t want to go outside to investigate.
Check out the video below to see AcuSense in action.
Colour Night-Vision Security Cameras
One thing I found frustrating was the poor black and white night-time monitoring quality of the traditional CCTV systems with IR (infra-red).
The footage is captured and played back in black and white which meant people, cars, and other important objects become blurred or blend into the background making it difficult to identify.
The new ColourVu technology cameras from Hikvision, capture and store all of your night-time footage in colour, just as it would for the daytime, giving you clearer playback information. This is a fantastic step forward for CCTV and will make it much easier to identify cars, people’s clothing and events in real-time colour.
Watch the video below for a demonstration.
Statistics repeatedly show that homes with security cameras installed have reductions in theft and crime. But most importantly, gives you peace of mind and more freedom.
Give my team a call. Let us know what you require, or if you’re not sure, let’s have a chat and we will tailor a solution and give you a demonstration.
You deserve to live your life with peace of mind.
P.S. Our goal is to help as many SE QLD families improve their security and to assist in the overall reduction of crime. Please share our blog post on your social media if you think others may find this information useful.