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

May 11, 2021
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You may want to install a home security camera system in Columbia to help protect your house. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of security cameras in retail, and it can be complicated which system is suitable for you. Look at this quick guide of what you should look for in your camera system.

Types of home security cameras

To help you set up your home security camera system in Columbia, you’ll want a mixture of three different types of components.

  • Interior home security cameras: Indoor cameras attach to a wall or reside on a table and capture the room's central area.

  • Outside home security camera: These cameras mount on the exterior of your house to show a look of your yard and main doorways.

  • Doorbell cameras: These guard your entryway and packages and allow for a two-way talk feature.


An ideal camera system discreetly deters crime

The issue with a security camera is that it has two differing needs. On the one hand, you may want your security equipment to be visible to deter a break-in. On the other side, you don't want the cameras to be an eyesore to your house. A poorly attached camera, or one that’s too large the space, might hinder your home's look.

Thankfully, there are plenty of discreet cameras that can still become a hindrance to criminals. A professionally mounted wireless security camera will look clean below your gutters or reside on top of any surface without being an eyesore -- unless you need it to. But, if you buy a Vivint that comes with a light or LED ring that turns on when triggered, it will stick out to would-be criminals, scattering them away.

Burglar getting into a back door

Your Columbia security cameras system should pair with your Columbia home security system

While you could buy a doorbell camera and be done, it's better if your home security camera system pairs into a comprehensive home security system. When your cameras work in tandem with a smart system like Vivint, you can see live full-HD video footage and save segments with the Vivint app. You can also get a notification to your smart device, so you can view what set off your camera's motion detector.

With a linked security network, you can also hook it up with other smart security equipment to make your property more secure. For example, have your porch lights come on, and your doors lock tight should your cameras pick up something stirring. Or alert your 24/7 monitoring team to move into action with the Vivint app. You can even greet visitors with the two-way talk feature, so it always looks like you're ever present.

Other features to look for in your Columbia home security system

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

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

  • Low-light clarity: You need a camera complete with built-in infrared LEDs so you can still see at night.

  • HD resolution: Cameras nowadays should display in 4K HD.

  • Motion detection: Look for a security camera with motion detectors that begin capturing video when it detects movement.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera is easily installed anywhere on or in your home and relocated if wanted. This approach is typically preferable to connecting your camera straight into a power line.


Get the best home security cameras in Columbia with Vivint

The ultimate home security cameras with quality installation in Columbia come from Vivint. Simply call (803) 921-0946 or submit the form below for your complimentary quote. We’ll your available choices and how your cameras can become a key part of your home security system.