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August 27, 2020

What To Ask About When Purchasing A Home Security Camera In Albuquerque

Most home security systems include at least one home security camera in Albuquerque. But with many different models and options for cameras, it's difficult to know what’s actually important in a camera. Do you purchase one from a retail store and do a DIY install? Or is it preferable to have your cameras installed by a pro? Should you ask for one that broadcasts in full HD? How do you decide between an outdoor camera affixed to the overhang or a doorbell camera?

To explore these questions and other common questions, here is what you should look for in an Albuquerque home security camera.

Three types of security cameras in Albuquerque

3 Types Of Home Security Cameras in Albuquerque

Here are the three most common kinds of home security cameras in Albuquerque. Each type has a specific type of use and should easily integrate with your home security system:

  • Outdoor home security camera: These kinds of cameras attach to the outside of your home and provide a wide view of your property and common entryways.

  • Indoor home security cameras: Indoor cameras are fixed to a wall or are placed on a level surface, and typically record one room within your home.

  • Doorbell cameras: A doorbell camera replaces your old doorbell and shows you if visitors or packages have arrived.

How Do You Know It’s A “Great” Security Camera In Albuquerque?

Take a quick look down the security camera aisle in a popular hardware store, and you’ll quickly see that there’s a lot of discrepancy in camera durability and capabilities. Here’s a list of things to look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: You’ll likely want your camera to scan as much space as possible. If you don’t have a wide-angle lens, you have a higher chance of blind spots and spaces where people can hide. Try to get cameras with at least a 140° to 180° wide view.

  • Low-light vision: A camera’s not much good if it can’t view what’s going on during the night. You will want a camera that has built-in infrared LEDs that offer nighttime light.

  • HD resolution: The days of grainy blobs should be behind you. Limit your search to cameras that record and broadcast in 720 high-definition or higher.

  • Durable construction: Your outdoor security cameras need to be able to stand against poor weather like rain, high heat, or freezing temperatures (some even come with a built-in heater). Your interior cameras should absorb shock if they’re bumped or lightly fall to the floor.

  • Motion sensors: Although you can set your cameras for a non-stop record, that requires a lot of recording space and power. Instead, try to find a security camera with motion sensors that starts automatically recording when it perceives movement.

  • Two-way communication: Doorbell cameras should have an intercom system, making it easy to talk with visitors without coming to the door. You can even find similar 2-way audio capability with indoor or outdoor cameras as well.

  • Wireless install: A wireless camera can go wherever you’d like outside or inside your house, and can be moved if necessary. Wireless install is usually more common than wiring your camera straight into your home’s wiring.

  • An easy to use mobile app: How good is a security camera if it’s difficult to manage? You should look for cameras that include a mobile app that lets you see live feeds in HD, record and save clips, and receive notifications when your cameras detect motion. It’s convenient when your mobile app also syncs with your comprehensive home security and home automation system.       

Should You Have Your Home Security Cameras Professionally Installed?

Once you figure out what you want in a residential security camera, you have to decide if you should get your cameras [[professionally installed|installed by a pro|installed by a professional. If you’re good with tools, you may try to DIY a solution. However, if you’re not sure the best places for your cameras, or can’t figure out the components, go ahead and get professional installation. Experts, such as Secure24 Alarm Systems, know the best spots to hang your cameras for ultimate security and connect your cameras to the mobile app. You may also want professional installation if your security cameras integrate with a full home security system.

Buy The Best Home Security Cameras in Albuquerque With Secure24 Alarm Systems

The best home security cameras with quality installation in Albuquerque come from Secure24 Alarm Systems. Just contact us at (505) 317-6311 or complete the form to get your complimentary quote. We’ll walk you through your your ideal options and how your cameras can integrate with your residential security system.