1- Why do you need buying a security camera? Security
a- Home Safety; if you have a nanny for your children and you have no one to monitor her, security cameras can be a good choice to observe her behaviors and treatment of your kids. It can be also used for protecting your house belongings while being outside, or watching on your teenager's behavior, thus you can handle all situations by keeping an eye on your house and family.
b- Business Safety; managers are in badly need to observe their employees' behavior and the progress of the work, which makes it useful to install the security camera system into their network.
c- Crime prevention; security cameras can be also used in banks, hotels, airport, insurance companies.., and so on to provide more security tools in such places.
d- Industrial process; security camera are required in places where it practices industrial processes that are dangerous for humans or in nuclear fuel manufacturer laboratory, where the presence of such cameras, like thermographic ones, helps to measure the temperature of the process. Sometimes the presence of the security cameras is required by law.
e- Traffic Safety; many of these cameras are owned by companies, where it detects traffic accidents and congestions and then transmit the data to the drivers system. More interestingly, a police officer can write a conditional traffic offence for bad drivers who break traffic laws by watching the recorded videos of any monitored areas or streets.
2- What kind of security cameras should you look for? Security cameras are of many types and its usage depends on your needs. Security cameras are of five types which are;
a- Bullet Security Cameras; they can be used outside or inside home. This kind of security cameras come in black and white and with all the required hardware. It does not need any additional external protection. It has good qualities where it can show you facial features out to about 35 feet that it has a fixed 4mm lens. Its widest angel is 70 degree, which provides you with a good quality images without any distortion of the picture.
b- Infrared Security Cameras; they are popular for their usage in poor or dim-lighted conditions. Mostly, infrared security cameras are bullet in style so they can be used outside or inside home. The infrared lighting that is installed around the lens makes the infrared camera capable of seeing in the dim-lighted areas.
c- Day/Night security camera; because it has an extra sensitive imaging ship that gives it the capability to capture good images in low light without using infrared led. It is better than the infrared cameras in the outside usages because infrared cameras are not programmed to do well in the outside applications unless infrared cameras are installed flash up to the glass of the housing.
d- C-Mount Security Camera; if you need to see facial features further than 35 feet this kind of security cameras is the suitable one. It has many features such as its changeable lenses, and the ability to zoon into a particular area. They are usually for inside usages and they can be used outside doors in case they are put in special housing for outdoors application.
e- Dome Security Cameras; it is named for its shape like a dome. It is often can be seen inside the buildings besides it offers high-quality images. It has a variety of features as it is with weatherproof, day/night and a variety of its system.
3- How can you determine the best resolution for your future security camera? First, what is resolution?
Simply it is the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and the number on the vertical axis. In general, the higher resolution the better, besides, high resolution cameras are more recommended than the low resolution cameras. There is no much difference in the price, even it costs you more, however; you will get the better qualities.
4- Do I need Audio recordings or not? Most of people do not use the audio cameras because it is illegal except if you post notification that you have an audible camera.
5- Which is better in security cameras the manual or the automatic control? Though it makes the operating system more complicated, manual control is usually more preferable, where you can set the settings of your camera such as the white balance and the center focus. While these settings can be done automatically in case of being in rush.