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Can A Cheap Security Camera Still Be A Good Theft And Intruder Deterrent?

May 22, 2008
The common sayings "every little bit helps" and "something is better than nothing" apply in the case of security systems. Even the most basic of set ups will help a homeowner or business person feel more protected. Nothing is fail-safe, of course and not even the most expensive system available can guarantee security. On the other hand, the visual presence of even a cheap system may well make someone intent on harming building or grounds change their mind. Since it is not easy to tell how good a security camera is when it is in place most perpetrators will choose to play it safe. In other words potential perpetrators will take the path of least resistance and target a property will less apparent security.

You will often find cheap security cameras, usually in a kit with a video monitor, at home improvement stores and even some discount stores. These kits normally have four cameras and setting these up is not too difficult. The hardest part is hiding the cameras' power supplies and the many cables. With a bit of work, however, if someone has ever extended the phone lines in their own home or installed television cable, they can get the job done well.

Of course, if the wiring for the system is not hidden properly or can be gotten to easily, then the system can easily be taken out of commission by those intent on evading detection . So it pays to spend some time making sure that is all hidden and secure. Also, it is crucial to put the other parts of the system, such as the recorder, in a safe place so that the pictures are readily available and secure.

Remember that there is an alternative to wiring and that is getting a wireless security system setup. Keep in mind however that if you go this route your cost is likely to increase. You will have to weigh whether the convenience of wireless justifies the added costs.

It's important to realize that your security needs dictate saving your camera's images. Once the system is in place it is well to consider how you will maintain the images that you have recorded. Many times a problem occurs but it takes awhile to realize it. Therefore, the person using the cheap security cameras to protect their business or home may have simply used the same digital disk or tape over again, recording over the images needed before the problem is recognized.

To prevent this it is wise to make a systematic decision on how long to keep the recorded images. The industry standard is to keep everything for at least 30 days and to use a new tape or disk every day. Of course, this can be varied depending on your circumstance. And even when using quality recording equipment with cheap security cameras the recording tapes should be used no more than 10 times before being replaced to prevent problems from worn or broken tapes.

Keeping your backup materials organized and in good order is extremely important. It may cost more to use fresh backup material in the beginning but that cost would most likely be minimal when compared to having your property damaged or stolen.
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