Door Eyes Security Cameras
Selecting door eyes security cameras for your office or businessA door surveillance camera is great protection for any location where knowing who is outside before allowing access is important.
A front door security camera has a traditional focused camera design which is preferred for deterrence because the doorway view is a locked line of sight.
It is best to know what your needs are before shopping. Things to consider when shopping for door cameras include:
1. Depth of view needed: The requirement for a door security camera is different if the viewable space is small, such as a foyer or hallway, compared to a large open area outside the door that needs to be seen, such as a parking lot.
2. Recording ability: You may need a permanent or temporary recording of the activity outside the door. A hard-wired or wireless door surveillance camera can record directly to a television, tape, DVD, or hard drive, in color or B&W. They can continuously record or be motion activated.
3. Time and expense: There are many door eye camera kits available for do-it-yourself (DIY) installation as well as professional installers for business owners wanting peace of mind with high-tech units.
Sneak a peek through a door eye camera
Avoid the door with an intercom-type door eyes security systemAn intercom-type door eye camera is a favorite for front door surveillance because 1) you don't have to be near the door to see who is at the door, 2) you can see them but they can't see you, 3) two-way communication is possible, and 4) you don't have to drill a hole into your door. The intercom pad can be standalone, attached to your phone system or even connected to your TV or computer.
Get a different view with other types of door security camerasAnother option for an unobtrusive security camera is the small lens installed with a doorbell. The viewing angle is different than a door eye or intercom unit, but its invisibility to visitors may be what you're seeking.
- Door eyes security cameras are easy to use because once installed and adjusted, the viewing direction is set.
- Although self-installing a front door eye security camera may seem the quickest and easiest route to take, remember to consider what prompted you to want a surveillance unit. Contacting a security cam installation provider may cost more but be well worth the investment to get the job done quickly and correctly.
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