The security of your home can represent one of the most crucial investments you will ever make. After all, a home surveillance system protects not only your belongings and your house, but the people in it as well. It is a good idea to know what to expect when an installation tech comes by to get your home surveillance system installation underway. This way you can participate in the decision-making and ultimately end up with a security system that best suits your needs.
Home Surveillance System Installation Hardware
If you are inexperienced with home security, you might not realize that there are more components to a home security system than just a few cameras. In addition to the surveillance cameras, your system will include a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or a Network Video Recorder (NVR) for recording footage from the cameras, cables, a power supply, and a monitor for viewing the footage locally. Our systems are accessible from any web enabled device allowing you to see footage in both real time, and recorded footage stored on your DVR/NVR.
Home Surveillance System Installation Preparation
Before your installer arrives at your house, you can roughly determine where you want to place your surveillance cameras. There are a number of factors that affect where your cameras can go, so be flexible in this regard. For outdoor cameras, spots that provide some shelter against wind and rain are ideal. Indoors, choose unobtrusive corners far away from doors, cabinets, columns, shelves, or anything else that could obstruct the camera’s view. Cameras will need to be convenient to the DVR, as well, so keep that in mind as you decide where you may want your cameras.
Working With Your Home Surveillance System Installer
Once your home surveillance installer arrives, he should be more than willing to take your wants and needs into consideration. He will discuss all of your options with you, explain the different types of cameras, recording equipment, and monitors, and finalize the entire plan before starting the installation. If you are not sure which areas in and around your home that should be monitored, an experienced installer can help you make the best decision.
When you are ready to get your home surveillance system installation underway, contact Greensite Home Security to get started today.