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What is the Best Surveillance System for Your Home?

home security tabletLelch Audio Video Designs a Custom Solution to Boost Your Home Security

When people decide to invest in smart technology, they usually begin with home security components. From smart locks that give you easier access to your home to smart cameras that let you look in remotely, the list of available features can be daunting. But a smart camera or lock won’t be enough to keep your family safe. It takes a professionally installed surveillance system to really enhance your family’s safety. You need a custom solution built by an expert integrator that understands and acknowledges the needs of your Minnetonka, Minnesota home. Ask yourself the following questions before installing a surveillance system in your home. SEE MORE: Smart Security Starts With Early Detection What are the best cameras for your system? Along with standard IP security cameras, you should also incorporate motion detection cameras. These cameras –which include 4K and night vision capabilities -- are placed throughout your home and begin recording whenever something passes their field of vision. They can even pan and tilt to follow the motion. With a smart home security system, you can link your cameras to your lights. This way, lights turn on when the cameras are activated to get the best images possible. Where should these cameras be installed? We consult with you to figure out the most vulnerable areas in your home. The most common access points –including the front and back doors—should be covered. You may also want to place cameras near windows and stairs, which are likely to be accessed by would-be burglars. You can also install a camera in your children’s room to monitor them while away or during the night. Now that you know where to place your cameras, it's time to figure out how to install them. Most motion cameras are activated when action crosses their path. You want to install them so a person would come across them, not towards them. You also want to be cognizant of height. Raise field of view enough so pets aren’t setting them off throughout the day. Finally, make sure your cameras are visible. For many burglars, simply seeing cameras on a property can be deterrent enough. How will you access your surveillance footage? One of the many knocks against the smart cameras on the market is that they do not let you record footage. You have to check constantly to get peace of mind. With a professionally installed system, your clips are saved using a cloud you can access whenever you want from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or touchpad. A smart home security system also lets you monitor your space whether you’re at home or across the globe. If the doorbell rings, pull up your phone to see who’s at the door. Set up alerts to receive video notifications every time specific cameras record a clip. For example, be notified every time someone enters your front door, a great way to know your kids have made it home safely while you’re at work. Make sure your home security system includes the best surveillance possible. Contact Lelch Audio Video to get a custom solution for your space.