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What To Hunt For When Buying A Home Security Camera System In Ann Arbor

May 11, 2021
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A Ann Arbor home security camera system can give you an overall look of your home. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of security cameras available to buy, and it can be confounding which system is best for your needs. Here's a quick primer of what you should be seeking for your system.

Varieties of home security cameras

Here are the devices you’ll install to design your home security camera system in Ann Arbor.

  • Inside home security cameras: Interior cameras are mounted on a wall or sit on a table and primarily show the room's main view.

  • Exterior home security camera: These cameras attach on the exterior of your home to show a view of your yard and main doorways.

  • Doorbell cameras: These protect your front door and packages and feature a two-way talk feature.


An ideal camera system subtly deters crime

Security cameras have a conflicting stake when it comes to form vs. function. On the one hand, you may want your security cameras to be front and center to deter a break-in. On the other side, you don't want any device to be unattractive for your home. A badly attached camera, or one that doesn't suit the space, could possibly hinder your home's style.

Thankfully, there are plenty of stylish cameras that can still serve as a hindrance to criminals. A professionally mounted wireless security camera will look clean beneath your gutters or rest on a desk without being noticeable -- unless you need it to. But, if you buy a camera that has a light or LED ring when active, it will stand out to lurkers, scaring them away.

Burglar getting into a back door

Your Ann Arbor security cameras system should link with your Ann Arbor home security system

While you could set a few cameras and be done, it's more effective if your home security camera system feeds into a complete home security system. When your cameras feed into a smart home security system like Vivint, you can view live Hi-Res streams and save segments by using the Vivint app. You can also receive a message sent to your mobile device, so you can watch what triggered your camera's motion sensor.

With a smart system, you can also hook it up with other smart security equipment to make your property more secure. For example, have your patio lights come on, and your doors lock whenever your cameras pick up movement. Or notify your 24/7 monitoring team to spring into action with the Vivint app. You can even chat with visitors with the two-way talk feature, so it always looks like you're home.

Other features to look for in your Ann Arbor home security system

Strong style and syncing to a home security system are just a handful of things to take into account. Here's a checklist of what you should look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: Get the best view of the area with a minimum of 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light clarity: You should find a camera complete with built-in infrared LEDs when the sun sets.

  • HD resolution: Your camera needs to display in 4K HD.

  • Motion detection: Look for a security camera with motion detectors that begin capturing video when it notices movement.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera is easily placed anywhere on or in your property and relocated if desired. This approach is commonly preferred to attaching your camera directly into a power line.


Get the best home security cameras in Ann Arbor with Vivint

The best home security cameras with expert installation in Ann Arbor come from Vivint. Just call (734) 206-7166 or submit the form below for your free quote. We’ll your available choices and how your cameras can become a key element of your home security system.