Archive: September 2020

Swann offers the best security systems for residential and commercial buildings. Starting from the standard cameras including DVR and NVR systems to indoors cameras and outdoor cameras, you will find just about every security system you need for your house. A Swann security system offers ultra-high definition streaming with perfect video quality. Whether you are using 4 or 8 bullet cameras, all the channels offer a mix of wired and wireless surveillance camera systems that you see things up close such as logos on clothing, faces, stickers on boxes, tattoos, license plates and more. The HD quality of streaming video makes sure that every little detail is captured. The sturdy construction of Swann security camera systems offers 24/7 protection in heat, snow, and rain. The cameras have a 90, 180 and 360 degree viewing angle, along with night vision of up to 150 ft. In ambient, the camera can spot objects and people around 200ft away.

One of the most wanted things in cameras is extra storage space. People don’t want to buy hard disks and pay for storing their video footage because that defeats the purpose of a security system and lowers its quality. This something that Swann has paid attention to and therefore, most of their security systems offers unlimited storage space. You can have access to 1-year-old videos easily. A 2TB hard drive is enough to offer you this benefit and all standard Swann cameras come with this feature. You can rest easy that if you are on an extended vacation and someone breaks into your house, you can report the incident later or forward the video to your neighbors so they can file an official complaint.

Swann security systems come with features such as motion sensors and heat detection. If an unwanted person steps foot on your property, an alarm will be triggered. You will get a notification on your smartphone and then you can immediately take the necessary action. The best thing about having a whole security system with multiple cameras is that you have a live stream going on that captures multiple areas of the house. You can simply tap on your screen and enlarge the specific area to see the movement happening there. With technology making so many advancements, you can pair your Swan security systems with Alexa and do a quick check on your house. If the cameras are labeled or you want to see footage of a room then all you have to say is, “Alexa, show me the kitchen.”

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A DVR security camera system offers basic protection for your house ad family. The word DVR means Digital Video Recorder. This security system is considered an older “legacy” option. It works with an analog camera or a couple of them, which does not process video footage. What it does is stream raw video to recorders through coaxial cables. From here, the recorder works on processing the video. Once the video is in the system, a person can use his or her smartphone to connect with the recorder and view the video footage. Compared to an NVR (Network Video Recorder) camera, a DVR security is a little bit old school. However, after the video is processed, both systems offer the same viewing option but with difference in audio and video quality. Each system has its sets of pros and cons. The type of camera you choose should depend on the area you live in and the level of criminal activity there.

One of the biggest benefits of a DVR security camera system is that it’s cheaper than its other counterparts. Some even have HDD capacity, which is what really matters. As long as a DVR system offers adequate video footage, which helps you identify the faces of the culprits that vandalized or robbed your house, it is perfect. Since a DVR system does not come under high technology, it is easier to set up. However, it does contain a lot of wires, which is why when installing the system, make sure the wires are not visible on the siding or they will become vulnerable to wear and tear. You can always access the video through a DVR port and can view it later. With an HD cable, the resolution offered by a DVR camera is 1080P, at a higher frame rate.

DVR security systems can also be connected to HD security cameras. The hardware chip used in them helps process and store footage coming from the cameras. As mentioned above, since setting up a DVR systems requires connection between multiple devices and cables, the link should be a “home run” from the DVR to the camera. DVR technology is slowly advancing and the newer technology offers better video quality and connection ease. However, if you are looking for a standard security system for your new house after moving in, this will do the trick of protecting you, your family and your house.

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Wireless security alarm systems are new-age security equipment. They provide maximum protection, easy upgrades, and low installation costs. The wireless alarm systems come with cameras, sensors, and many other detectors that are all connected to the primary control panel through radio signals. A wired security system has sensors along with control panels that communicate and connect with the external world with a landline connection. As mentioned earlier, a completely wired system comes with individual sensors that connect with the control panel wirelessly using radio frequency. The control panel communicates to the outside world, wirelessly via a cellular uplink. The wireless system will have its own cell phone, whereas the wired alarm system connects to the control panel through wires concealed with the floors and walls on your home.

With everything else that has become wireless, it comes as no surprise that security alarm systems have also become wireless. Moreover, people prefer wireless alarm systems over the wired ones. If you don’t have an alarm system at your house, you can easily install the wireless network without having to tear down the walls. You wont have to worry about drilling holes or hiring electricians to make other modifications. It is a specially attractive option for people living in historic homes, renters, homes with marble or stone constructions, and interior brick walls. Those relocating to a new home also benefit from the wireless alarm system. All they need to do is disconnect from their old address and reconnect at the new one. It is a portable home security system that is easy to install and operate.

The negative aspect of the wireless alarm system is the reliability. Exactly like cell phones and Wi-Fi routers, it gets subjected to different types of interferences. Electromagnetic fields’ interferences are caused by other devices such as remote control, microwave ones, baby monitors, fluorescent lighting, and power lines. These interferences lead to the system responding unpredictably or not respond at all. Furthermore, structural interferences come from floors, walls, and objects like metal cabinets. The good news is these problems rarely occur, and it is relatively easy to counter them. All you need to do is change each wireless sensor’s battery and make sure they are operating at optimal levels. Keep replacing the batteries, and generally, just like any other device, keep an eye on it. A wireless security alarm system is a safe bet for anyone who wants to live in their homes comfortably.

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