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Home security has been a concern to most home owners for a very long time. When we were securing our homes with just good quality locks, one could hardly dream of having a wireless security system. We next moved to taking insurance against burglary and other potential damages. This provided some sense of safety and indemnity in case of a loss. Then came the wired circuit television cameras through which one could keep watch on his house while being away. Recording was another option with these cameras. However, burglars soon turned out to be smarter as they would cut the wires connecting any cameras and systems and thus disable live viewing and recording.
The latest in home security is wireless home security. Gone is the fear that the burglars may cut wires and render the security system ineffective. Connectivity through mobile phone, Internet and independent router is the thing now. Wireless home security systems essentially have a camera to capture all that is happening within its range. While these cameras are manufactured and marketed under hundreds of brands which cannot be covered here, it will be pertinent to mention the features of different types of cameras in the low, medium and high price range which are in use as part of wireless home security set up:
1. Low price range – The most economical camera helps record and store up to 24 hours of video files on an eight GB Micro SD-card. If you are watching live video or recording on your computer, then it does not record in the Memory Card.
2. Medium price range – The 8 Mega Pixel cameras in this package are suitable for live streaming on all iPhones and Android phones. They don’t need any wires or even installation and are easy to use with up to 32 GB video recording on the SD Card. They work as IP Cameras and don’t need an Internet connection. The set up uses the built-in Wi-Fi anywhere in the world. These very small sized cameras are also suitable for covert recording or live footage.
3. Premium or high price range – The wireless CCTV camera kits here have big Infrared LEDs for crystal clear night vision with live viewing facilities on smartphones from anywhere in the world. It alerts and records when motion is detected. The systems have alarm, buzzer, e-mail and FTP.
All the modern cameras available today support superfast cellular connections for round the clock monitoring and protection from power outages with sensitive long range wireless sensors.