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What Type of Security Cameras are the Best and Which Are The Worst

Originally posted on 19 July 2021

One of the most significant benefits and reasons why so many homeowners choose to invest in home security cameras is the immediate visual deterrent they give to potential burglars. Statistically speaking, having a home security camera alert on your home decreases your chances against break-ins and burglary. In the 21st century, many security cameras sold in Toronto are WiFi Enables and even controllable through a mobile app. Monitoring your home with a video surveillance system is accessible in the palm of your hand. While there may be added convenience associated with WiFi-enabled security camera systems, they leave room for thieves to override your system.

Whether you are looking for custom home security cameras, intercom systems or fire alarm systems, Engineered alarms can work with you to advise you on the best custom security solution for your home or office. In this blog, we will walk you through what types of security camera feature to look out for and hopefully help you get closer to understanding the kind of camera that will fit your needs and budget.

Why You Need Cameras

You probably already know that t is a good idea to invest in a home security camera. Recent statistics show that your risk of your home being broken into decreases by 50% when you install a home security camera. Choosing the type of security camera that will work best for you and your family depends on your neighbourhood and your needs. Your starting point should be researching your neighbourhood’s crime statistics focussing on crimes that could be prevented by installing a security camera. If you have reports of thefts from people hoping fences and going into your backyard, a doorbell security camera won’t help you much.

If you are someone who orders many packages online, a high-quality video doorbell security camera coupled with extra exterior lighting. We always recommend that our customers buy a security camera based on the specific concerns you want to address.

What Features To Avoid

  • Avoid WiFi Cameras
  • Avoid battery-operated cameras

What Features To Look For

  • Flexible video resolution
  • Night vision
  • Fast Motion Activation
  • Video Storage
  • Field of View

When looking for a security camera focusing on which type is the most secure, the best are wired cameras. Specifically, Engineered Alarms suggested that IP cameras are the best in their class within the wired camera category.

Hire Engineered Alarm Solutions To Install Your Security Cameras

Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc. is committed to fostering long-term relationships with our customers and partners and offering best-in-class custom security systems for homes and businesses. We have partnered with leading technology companies to continuously offer leading and efficient security solutions to homeowners and companies in Toronto & the surrounding area.

All of our security cameras & Intercoms systems come with a 3-year warranty. When you buy a custom security system from Engineered Alarm solutions, you can expect the most up-to-date and reliable technology and 24/7 customer service. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help customize a home or business security solution that works for you.

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