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What To Look For When Buying A Home Security Camera System In Gaithersburg

May 11, 2021
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A home security camera system in Gaithersburg can serve as an invaluable part of your house’s security. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of security cameras available to buy, and it can be confusing which system is most suited for your home. to help, here’s a quick guide of what you should look for.

Types of home security cameras

et’s break down the devices you’ll use to design your home security camera system in Gaithersburg.

  • Interior home security cameras: Inside cameras attach to a wall or sit on a flat surface and display the room's main view.

  • Outdoor home security camera: These cameras hang on the exterior of your home to show a view of your yard and primary doorways.

  • Doorbell cameras: These guard your front door and packages and come with a two-way talk feature.


A good camera system discreetly deters crime

The problem with a security camera is that it has two opposing functions. On the one side, you may want your security cameras to be front and center to dissuade a break-in. On the other side, you don't want them to be unattractive for your home. A badly hung camera, or one that doesn't fit the space, may detract from your home's look.

Luckily, there are a number of discreet cameras that can still be a deterrent. A professionally installed wireless security camera will look clean under your gutters or rest on anywhere without being an eyesore -- unless you want it to. But, if you get a camera that has a light or LED ring that turns on when triggered, it will stand out to lurkers, scattering them far away.

Burglar getting into a back door

Your Gaithersburg security cameras system should hook into your Gaithersburg home security system

Though you could buy a doorbell camera and be done, it's more effective if your home security camera system links into a complete home security system. When your cameras work in tandem with a security system like Vivint, you can see live full-HD video footage and record clips within the Vivint app. You can also receive an alert to your mobile device, so you can see what triggered your camera's motion detector.

With a smart security network, you can also connect it up with other smart security apparatuses to make your house better protected. For instance, have your patio lights come on, and your doors lock tight should your cameras pick up movement. Or alert your 24/7 monitoring professionals to spring into action with the Vivint app. You can even talk with visitors via the two-way talk feature, so it always appears like you're ever present.

Other features to look for in your Gaithersburg home security system

Looking good and linking into a home security system are just a few things to ponder. Here's a checklist of what you need to look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: Have the optimal view of the situation with at least a 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light clarity: You should find a camera with built-in infrared LEDs for night security.

  • High Def resolution: Your camera ought to capture footage in 4K HD.

  • Motion detection: Find a security camera with motion detectors that commence filming when it senses movement.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera is seamlessly placed anywhere on or in your home and moved if desired. This method is commonly preferable to wiring your camera straight into a power line.


Get the best home security cameras in Gaithersburg with Vivint

The ultimate home security cameras with quality installation in Gaithersburg come from Vivint. Just call (301) 923-4670 or fill out the form below for your free quote. We’ll demonstrate all your available choices and how your cameras can become an important component of your home security system.