Common Mistakes When Setting Up Home Surveillance Cameras
Adding a home camera to your household is a great idea. It’s a simple way to add an extra layer of security to your home. House security alarm systems are usually quite expensive and come with lengthy contracts – home cameras on the other hand, such as the Motorola Focus71 Powered by Hubble Connected, are a great alternative to traditional home security systems.
These affordable cameras are small and portable; you can set them up anywhere in your house or bring them with you on the go. Best of all, they don’t come with on-going contracts or steep monthly payments. You just buy the camera, place it where you want and you can then enjoy a live feed of your house using the powerful Hubble app.
With a Motorola camera in your house, you will be able to protect your home and your family without over-spending. Combine your Motorola camera with a Hubble plan and you will be able to enjoy numerous features that make these cameras high-tech. For instance, you can get automatic recordings when motion is detected, you can receive motion notifications on your phone, you can enjoy two-way talk and so much more.
There is no doubt that adding a home camera to your household is an affordable way to add security measures to your property. However, you’ll want to avoid these common mistakes made during the setup of a home camera system:
Provide Enough Light:
It’s essential to have good lighting in the environment where your camera will be pointing. The last thing you want is to capture something important with your camera, but to be unable to view it because of poor lighting conditions.
This can be fixed by using home cameras with night vision technology. Fortunately, all of the security cameras powered by Hubble Connected have infrared night vision technology. This means it detects low levels of light and automatically switches to night vision in darker lighting settings so you can clearly see even in the dark.
Placing Cameras Too High:
One mistake commonly made is placing the security cameras as high up as possible. While it may seem like an excellent idea to be able to capture as much range as possible, this isn’t ideal. While it’s true, you will get a larger view of the area, there is one major downside – you won’t get as much detail.
This is specifically important for break-ins. You want to get as many details of the burglar as possible. If the camera is too high, you may not get as many details of their face or body features as you would if you placed it a little lower. If you have a 2-story house, don’t place your outdoor camera at the top of your house, place it about 10 feet from the ground. This remains high enough to get a great view, but close enough to get lots of details.
Not Securing Wires:
Keeping your cameras fully functional during the entire event is important. If a burglar has easy access to the outlet that the camera is plugged into, they can easily hide their face for a second, unplug the camera and carry on with their theft.
Make sure you follow all recommended steps from the manufacturer in order to protect the wires. This could mean adding a secure tubing over the wires and running them to an outlet in another room. For outdoor cameras, we recommend drilling a hole through the house, and running the wire to an outlet inside.
The #1 goal of adding a home camera or multiple security cameras to your household is to detect burglars in the event of a break-in. However, they can also be very useful when you have kids. For instance, you can check in on your kid while you’re at work – see what time they got back from school, make sure they aren’t getting into trouble and so on. Motorola cameras powered by Hubble Connected are incredibly useful and worth every penny.