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How to Choose The Security Camera That's Right for You

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

From Budget to Function; Find out which cameras will work best for your home or business

Security Camera overview for Swift Current and area

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With crime and theft on the rise, many people are looking to add security cameras to protect their properties. Everyday there are new cameras, new features, and new options to add cameras where you never could before.

With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start or which system is right for you.

Here are a few tips to help you find the right system.

Wired vs. Wireless Cameras

Wired cameras are the best option to provide reliable function and are a solid option. They are hardwired meaning they provide power and network capabilities which connect directly to a video recorder and give real time streaming to either a monitor or app. Wired cameras are the most reliable option.

The downside to wired cameras is that they can be expensive to install and running network cables in a finished home or business can be tricky. This is best left to a professional to install these cameras.

Wireless (wi-fi) cameras use your wireless internet to communicate with a video recorder or an app. These are a great option as they are cost effective and can be installed virtually anywhere.

The downside to wireless cameras is that most of them are powered from an internal battery which will need to be replaced or recharged periodically. You can run a separate power source or add a solar panel but these options have their own downsides. Since they rely on a wireless signal, there can be issues with lag or signal loss if you have a slow or weak internet connection.

Security Camera features

As technology has advanced, so have the features that security cameras can provide. Some features include artificial intelligence which can detect if the motion on your camera is from a human or vehicle. This cuts down on nuisance alarms and only gives you alerts to relevant motion detection.

Night vision for cameras provides a clean, clear video even when it's the middle of the night. The cameras use infrared technology to enhance the night vision picture and give you a clear view of footage.

Some cameras now come with COVID detection which uses thermography to check the temperatures of people on camera and alert if they detect an elevated temperature. This can be useful in businesses looking to protect their customers.

PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras can track motion by being able to move and rotate the camera to follow movement.

“Security camera installation in your home, office or building is one of the smartest decisions you can make in order to protect yourself from unexpected losses. Security cameras besides keeping an eye on all your belongings also give you satisfaction and peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that you can always keep an eye on the estate. With the increase in the crime rates, CCTV cameras installation in your home and businesses has become a necessity." - Digital Surveillance

Peace of Mind From Security Cameras

Security cameras can provide you the peace of mind of knowing what is happening at your property at any time. When I am out of town, it is reassuring to know that my home is safe and secure. Motion alerts can be sent directly to your phone from anywhere and can be seen in real time or recorded. My wife feels safer in the house as well. She is able to access the cameras from her phone helping her feel more secure.

Helping You Choose Your Cameras

The world of security and surveillance cameras can be daunting with so many brands and different features. The main thing is making sure that the cameras you decide on are right for you, your budget, and the level of security you are looking for.

Cameras are becoming increasingly popular with the rise in crime in recent years but also with people who are often away from home and just like to check in to make sure everything is ok.

Talking to an expert can take the guesswork out of security cameras. Local camera installers can talk to you about your camera needs and help you select the best option.

What Next?

If you are looking for help with security cameras, Vex Automation can help! We serve Swift Current, Shaunavon, Gull Lake, Herbert, and surrounding area.

Please give us a call at (306) 741-7866 or visit our website at


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