Video surveillance has taken leaps and bounds in recent years, making it one of the most valuable additions to any home. With thousands of options on the market, choosing the right home security camera system can feel daunting. From wireless security cameras to hidden surveillance and recording software, AVAS LLC’s team of security camera experts can help find and install the perfect system for your home or business.

In the past, if you wanted to monitor your home, you had to sign a lengthy contract with early termination fees, use proprietary software, pay a monthly usage fee, and more. With today’s technology, you can purchase wireless security camera systems linking them to your home wireless network and monitor your home through apps on your smartphone while away.

These systems are marketed as “plug and play,” yet there are many mistakes you can make when installing a security system without proper consultation and training, such as:

  • Missing important points of entry with a limited number of cameras

  • Poor positioning of your wireless security camera

  • Obstruction of view

  • Improper lighting

  • Unreliable Wi-Fi signal

  • Limited range without installing additional power outlets near each security camera

  • No remote access

Wired or Wireless Security Cameras

One of the first questions you should ask yourself when considering security camera systems for your home or business is whether you need the security cameras to be wired or wireless.

Wired security cameras may be more costly, however, they do not suffer from signal interference and cannot be hacked as some wireless systems can be. Wireless cameras are typically more user friendly and their audio and video output can be significantly higher quality.

Wireless security cameras are becoming increasingly popular with their low price points and easy installation. They also do not require homeowners or business owners to sign a contract or pay a monthly monitoring fee. You may need to extend your wireless coverage in your home or have additional power outlets installed near each camera. While wireless cameras are “wireless” at the data transmittal stage, they still require power cables to work.

With the proper equipment and installation, security systems can add peace of mind for years to come. Wireless security cameras can monitor for break-ins and fire, calling out to central monitoring systems or sending a signal to your remote viewing component such as an app on your smartphone or tablet. Security systems networked into the home properly can also signal lights to flash, override heating and cooling systems in the event of a fire, and more. Call the professionals at AVAS LLC today for your free consultation.