3 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Security Cameras


Don’t Put Your Property at Risk with Out-of-Date Surveillance Technology

These days, finding the right security cameras for your home can pose quite the challenge. As technology continues to advance, home security cameras are constantly improving in design, resolution, field of view, and integration with other smart technologies.

If you already have cameras for your home, chances are they aren’t serving you as well as they could. Below are three signs that it may be time to consider upgrading the indoor and outdoor security cameras throughout your Kansas City, MO property.

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Sign #1: Video Footage Is Grainy and Has Blind Spots

Unfortunately, grainy, jumpy video is often the expectation for surveillance cameras. Many homeowners suffer through low-resolution footage and consider it “good enough,” but they may think differently when a small detail like a car license plate is the depending factor for catching an intruder.

Today’s latest security cameras feature crystal-clear video in full HD, allowing you to see the details that matter in the event of a break-in or other incident. Replace grainy video with crisp picture and amazing digital zoom capabilities that let you capture fine details even from a distance without dramatically reducing image quality.

High-resolution cameras are essential to better security, but they won’t help you if their field of view results in blind spots around your property. Your cameras should not only be properly placed but should feature a wide-angle lens to cover every perimeter of your home so that you never miss seeing a potentially critical event. By opting for wide-angle lens cameras, you may also be able to reduce the number of cameras needed to cover your home.

Sign #2: Your Cameras Are Not Night-Vision Compatible

Sure, now you have high-resolution cameras, but is that video effectively capturing nighttime activity? Don’t limit your safety to daytime only. Make sure your security cameras are capable of performing well in low-light conditions so that you always know what’s happening in and around your home after the sun goes down.

Today’s latest infrared night video cameras feature larger image sensors that capture more light, which improves color, contrast, and low-light performance. What’s more, they also offer long-range infrared night vision, or IR distance, at up to 100 feet, so you can seek out important details from afar—even when it’s dark out.

Sign #3: You Can’t View Live and Recorded Video Remotely

Traditional security cameras allow only for reactive protection in the event of danger. There’s no way to know of any suspicious activity until it’s already happening. And if you’re out of town, you won’t know there’s been a break-in, water leak, or something else until you’ve come back home.

Today’s smart security cameras create a proactive way to secure your property by capturing real-life moments in real time and streaming them straight to your mobile phone so that you can access your feed from anywhere in the world. When you want to watch recorded or live video, you’ll be met with an intuitive interface across all your smart device platforms, whether that’s your smartphone, tablet, or desktop.

Rewind, fast-forward, and take snapshots of your footage with just a tap and schedule your system to start and stop recording at specific times. You can even program your security system to send real-time alerts to your phone when it senses suspicious activity, an intrusion, a water leak, fire, and more.

Ensure your property is properly outfitted with the latest smart home security solutions so that you can have greater peace of mind knowing what matters most to you is safe—whether you are home or away. Our team at Applause Custom Sight & Sound is here to help, from consultation to security system design, installation, and ongoing support. Learn more by connecting with our team here or sending us a live chat below now! We look forward to assisting you.

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