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The modern security camera is available in two basic types, wired and wireless. The wired ones are extremely versatile and come in all shapes and sizes. They can be fitted into smoke detectors, stereo speakers and even clocks to provide a virtually indistinguishable presence within a building. The wireless security camera is more flexible in many ways. As it does not rely on wires it can be fitted in virtually any location. The ability to fit them in places that the unwitting criminal would never suspect makes them an amazing asset to home and business security.
Since the advent of the Internet, wireless security systems can be Internet-based, allowing one to monitor remote locations. The camera transfers video data via a local area network adapter, and then to an IP ( Internet Protocol) address. This means you could be on the other side of the world and still able to monitor your home or premises, and make the necessary calls if you believe that an intrusion has occurred. Some systems can actually send you an e-mail alert if movement is detected.
Wireless home security cameras, particularly the sort that are fitted in a home security system are normally powered by a 9 V batteries. The length of time these batteries can provide power berries depending on the camera, but 10 hours is the ballpark figure for most of your standard cameras. Many of these cameras are fitted with a motion sensor which only begins the recording process when motion is detected. This is a great asset as it preserves battery life. When the camera detects motion the recording sequence is triggered, either taking pictures or providing live video streaming to another computer, which could be at any location in the world depending on your system set up.
If you have ever seen a digital video camera you’ll notice that they are quite small compared to the non-digital alternatives. These are capable of recording video for an extended period of time with the video being stored either in the unit itself on a computer. They are extremely popular these days as their size makes them even less obvious to the unsuspecting burglar. They also remove the need to record video to tape, and as mentioned, can store video in their own memory.
Although the security camera has been around for a long time, technology has soldiered on and has made these items far more affordable. They once used to be the sole domain of large business, but now can be seen in houses all over the world, protecting the homes and families from loss. It is possible to buy a complete systems for only a few hundred dollars and I would recommend considering it. It provides great peace of mind and can even have a positive effect on your insurance premiums.