Buying a security camera requires knowledge of the security market and I am going to share with you now my experience of more than 14 years in this field. You will gain a “baggage” of 14 years in just a few minutes.
I will also teach you about the features found in a security camera that you need to know so you do not make mistakes at the time of purchase.
But first I want to invite you to read two very special articles that are indispensable before acquiring a security camera.
In the first article you will learn to recognize each of the 10 models of security cameras on the market discover their differences.
In the second article you will learn through a magic trick all the details you need to know to learn how to choose security cameras without going wrong.
I’m sure it will help a lot to read these two articles in Securitypology.com.
Now I will share what I have learned in 14 years of experience in the electronic security market that you need to know before buying your camera.
I separated all the tips in 2 different views to stay more didactic.
I’ll start by talking about the characteristics of a security camera that you need to know before you buy and then I’ll talk about the security market itself, sharing all my experience so you know the particularities of that branch and know where you are “stepping”.
You need to know before purchasing a security camera that analog cameras reach a maximum of 800 lines if they do not have HD Technology. Escape from miraculous ads that say the camera has 900, 1000, 1200 lines. If it is not HD, the resolution reaches a maximum of 800 lines.
You need to know before you buy security camera that horizontal line is not the same as pixels. You will find 960h camera ads to induce you to think that it is 960 pixels. This is just one of the many trickery of advertisers to try to fool consumers.
You need to know before buying security camera that there are two image sensor formats. The 1/4-inch sensor zooms in closer to the image by closing the angle and the 1/3-inch sensor that opens the image further because it has a wider aperture angle. It is not a being better than the other, only from different angles of opening.
You need to know before buying security camera that there are various sizes of lenses. The lenses on the market are 2.8mm, 3.6mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 12mm and varifocal lens that you can vary the aperture focus.
You need to know before buying the security camera the smaller the lens, the higher the aperture angle. Ex: a 2.8mm lens opens the image and you have a panoramic view and a 16mm lens very close the image and you will focus on some object farther away.
You need to know before buying camera security that the camera’s characteristic distance is related to the distance of the infrared range. If in the description of the ad is written 30m means that the infrared of that camera reaches a maximum of 30m. It is not the camera that will film at a distance of 30m. That would depend on the resolution of the camera for that.
You need to know before buying security camera that there are 3 HD High Definition Technologies on the market. The new technologies AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI deliver HD or Full HD image, that is, the image you see on your television. It does not have better technology than the other, although there is a difference in value between them. The most accessible is AHD Analogic High Definition. Read our article on AHD HD TVI and HD CVI security cameras.
You need to know before purchasing security camera that AHD Technology has three distinct qualities: AHD-L (Low Resolution 976x496p) that has no HD quality, the AHD-M (Medium Resolution 1080x720p) that has exactly the HD quality and AHD-H (High Resolution 1920x1080p) which is classified as Full HD. Read our article to know the differences between the security cameras AHD AHD L M AHD H .
You need to know before buying camera security that the term wireless camera is wrong. Cameras called wireless are IP cameras that only dispense the wire to connect to the internet because they are wireless but use wire to connect to the power.
You need to know before you buy a security camera that security cameras to be exposed to inter-species, such as rain and sun, need to have an IP66 protection rating. Please make sure you have this protection if you want to install your camera in an uncovered place.
Now that you’ve learned tips about the characteristics of a security camera, let’s talk about the particularities of the security market.
You need to know about the security market that the dvr stand alone is sold without the HD. No manufacturer sells HD along with the stand alone DVR. It is different from the computer market that you buy a computer and this computer already comes with the HD
You need to know about the security market that there is currently HD itself for recording dvr stand alone, which does not crash, decreases the drizzle of the image, decreases the energy consumption etc. Meet the hd for dvr Western Digital Purple .
You need to know about security market that there own cable for high resolution HD security cameras. Know the Beta Cavi coaxial cable.
You need to know before you buy security camera that security is serious thing. Treat this matter with the seriousness that is demanded. It is your safety, the security of your family and your assets that are at stake.
You need to know before you buy security camera to give preference to new technologies.
You need to know before you buy security camera to be very attentive before buying very cheap cameras with very below average values. The price of the camera is almost always related to its quality.
You need to know before you buy security camera that one should not buy anything that does not have a factory in Brazil.
You need to know before buying security camera that without factory in Brazil there is no brand support.
You need to know before buying security camera that without factory in Brazil there is no warranty of the brand.
You need to know before you buy security camera that someday you will need the warranty.
You need to know before you buy security camera that someday you will need the support.
You need to know before you buy security camera that without invoice there is no guarantee.
You need to know before you buy security camera not to get carried away by a lovely and beautiful offer.
You need to know before you buy security camera that some advertisers use the most various devices to try and deceive you .
You need to know before you buy security camera that in the security market you will find more deception than miracle.
You need to know before you buy security camera that it is important you buy from a legal person to then be able to require support and warranty from that company.
Now that you have 14 years of experience in the security market you will not go wrong inbuying security camera, huh?