Beyond a standard security system, one thing that will help keep your Greensville, NC home safe is the presence of security cameras. Of course that brings up its own set of questions: should it be wired or wireless? How well should it be hidden? What type and how many different types should I have?

Before we get into any of that, it’s important to know what types of cameras you can choose from. To help with that, here are 4 types of security cameras defined, so you can make your decision.

1. Infrared

These are great for round the clock surveillance. Whether in the darkness of night or the full light of day, they produce a clear, color picture that can be trusted and referred to by you and the authorities. If you interested in monitoring an area that is not always clearly lit, this is the best way to monitor that.

2. Dome

Within a dome, the camera can tilt and move less noticeably and it also produces a high quality image. Within dome housing, it is also unclear what direction the camera is facing. That may deter burglars because they will not know which way the camera is pointing and what blindspots the camera may have.

3. Probox

With this kind of camera, you can actually change the lens for the angle and depth perception needed for the area you need surveillance for. These are also called “Day to Night” cameras because they shoot black and white during the day and switch to low light surveillance at night. This makes it an adaptable camera for a space that has darkness like the infrared, but without the need for color surveillance.

4. Tilt Zoom

Tilt Zoom cameras are also often housed in dome frames. They do require one additional cable for operation but these cameras can be operated over the internet. That means you can monitor and control the zoom and tilt remotely. This gives you control and access when you really need to keep an area safe.

What Else Is There to Know?

In addition, it’s important to know that you can also choose between wired and unwired cameras. While unwired cameras are easier to hide, they often have a lower quality image quality. Wired cameras occupy the majority of cameras we’ve talked about and have a better image quality. Though, they are often more noticeable.

Whatever kind of camera you choose to aid the security system of your Greenville, NC home or office, make sure to include East Coast Security Systems in your process. We can not only help you in camera selection, but assist you in our monitoring services. To get started, request a quote or call us at (866) 818-2221 and we can see what we can do.