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Connected home security cameras are among the best electronic investments a homeowner can make, especially as a first step into home security. As most people know, many criminals avoid targeting a home if they see a camera mounted outside; plus, connected cameras can be incredibly useful for household management.

Unfortunately, some beginners to home security start out believing that all home security cameras are the same. This is not true at all; as a matter of fact, many of the cameras you encounter at retail stores are standalone camera sets that are not connectable to a security system. What’s the difference between those and true security cameras? The latter is fully connectable to your home security system. This means they give you:  

Important Notifications

Connected home security cameras have exclusive features and intelligence that standalone cameras don’t have. One of those is the ability to notify the homeowner when there’s a person at the door, or motion captured on one of the cameras; this is done via an alert to the homeowner’s smartphone. Because the homeowner receives an alert whenever these events happen, it’s possible to stay on top of home security from anywhere.

Unique Intelligence

Of course, not everything captured on the cameras will be a legitimate security threat. Sometimes, it could be your own loved ones coming and going from the house. That’s where a connected camera’s unique intelligence becomes very valuable. Using the home security app that enables you to control the entire system from the palm of your hand, you can choose the specific video events that warrant a notification.

For example: Do you really want a notification every time your spouse or kids move into camera view? Probably not – so to prevent this, you can customize the motion-triggered notifications you will receive for each camera. You can even filter your notifications by time of day or alarm activation status. This will greatly reduce the number of notifications you get, which means you’ll know that the alerts you receive warrant your attention.

Household Management

Of course, there may be some common household events that you do want to be notified: for instance, when the kids come home from school. When your cameras are connected to your security system, you can use your app to enable a video notification when the kids arrive.

Likewise, you’ll receive a video notification when there’s an alarm event – like if the alarm is ever triggered by a possible break-in. The alarm event prompts your cameras to begin recording automatically, which means you’ll see everything going on during a true home security event. And because the video clips are sharable, you’ll be able to send them to law enforcement or post on social media to caution others.

These are some of the differences cameras purchased off the shelf and connected cameras for home security. Long Island homeowners who would like to learn more can contact All Action Alarm.

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We have experience in the electronic security industry and experts in home automation technologies. If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, give us a call.

If you’re a homeowner with a lot on your plate, the desire to know what’s going on at home while you were away was previously a pipe dream. But now, it’s possible thanks to smart security cameras. Long Island homeowners can now integrate these powerful cameras with the home security system – and when they do, finding out what’s going on at home is as simple as taking out a smartphone, opening up the home security app, and getting an instant view into whatever is being recorded.  

Smart security cameras also give your home security system:

On Demand Viewing Capability  

When the smart security cameras are mounted in key places outside – such as above the front door – you can see when kids come home from school, when a visitor is arriving, or when the mail is being delivered. Just program the system to receive smartphone alerts when there’s motion being captured, and you’ll get an alert when it happens that you can view right away.

And, on demand viewing isn’t limited to the alerts; you can also get a window into your home whenever you want it, also with the convenience of your home security app. Place a camera in the living room to check on the kids after school, or to make sure the babysitter is staying on task. On demand viewing capability is one of the most valuable features smart security cameras offer today’s busy families.

More Advanced Customization

You may have smartphone notifications turned on, but you don’t necessarily want to receive them when you happen to be home. Luckily, it’s easy to turn them off with the customization features on your security system; one of the features is turning off video alerts when the security system is disarmed. There are many advanced options that can make your security system, including the smart cameras, your customizable home security ally.

Numerous Choices

Fortunately for homeowners, smart security cameras are not bound to a single solution. There are a variety of choices in sizes, models and price points. And, this wide selection doesn’t need to be intimidating if you have the right home security provider. For help with choosing smart security cameras, Long Island home security newcomers can contact All Action Alarm.

 About All Action Alarm

We have experience in the electronic security industry and experts in home automation technologies. If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, give us a call.

While even basic digital cameras provide higher resolution than the images from the standard CCTV systems that are used to identify criminals and terrorists, high definition cameras take it one long stride forward. While old-fashioned surveillance camera systems were based on the transmission and recording of images from 30-50 years ago, it’s technically impossible for the video cable to process high-resolution images. The typical homeowner, however, is no longer stuck with those limitations today.

Where the Technology is Now

Modern digital technologies present new opportunities. There has been a huge emphasis on developing megapixel technology and transmitting video streams via modern computer networks in the past few years. Sending high-resolution images over the Internet is now easily possible. The process of recording, compressing, and storing the image sequences has been integrated into the cameras themselves. This gives high definition cameras a huge advantage over any other home security configuration.

Remote Access is a Big Advantage

One of the best advantages of the modern networked camera technology is the ability to access live and stored images while the camera is recording. With the right home security system, this can be done remotely over the network, from anywhere in the world. So any incident or suspicious behavior even neighborly hijinks – can be investigated without the need for someone on site or having to stop the recording to view the stored sequences.

Facial Recognition Now Possible

In the past, video technology was limited by a low refresh rate that resulted in cloudy images during playback. As a result, criminals were not always prosecuted to the full extent of the law because facial recognition was not a positive match. These days, the low playback rate has been fully overcome with high definition cameras. Facial recognition with plenty of detail is possible – a fact that is great news for homeowners. Not only can they be certain who is entering their home and when, but they can review it from multiple cameras.

About All Action Alarm

To learn more about high definition security cameras with 24/7 monitoring, call All Action Alarm today.