The factors to consider when shopping for a home security system or cameras are based on your individualized preferences and needs. Ask yourself these questions to be better informed when researching units by knowing the specific features that you require.
Nature of the Risk
What are you looking to protect or monitor—children, pets, indoor/outdoor areas, entrances/exits, valuable possessions?
A wireless system may be sufficient for checking in on your baby, but the perimeter of your property would have greater security needs.
Issues to be Considered at Each Observed Area
How many cameras will you need? Are you looking for cameras with night vision? What distance would you like your cameras to capture?
4-camera systems are good choices for homes smaller than 5,000 square feet and businesses smaller than 10,000 square feet. If your property is larger, consider an 8 or 16-camera system.
Issues to be Considered at Monitoring Location
How often is your home left unattended? Would you like the ability to view your camera locations remotely over the Internet? Do you travel frequently?
If you are often away from your home, business, or cottage the remote viewing feature can offer exceptional peace of mind.
Operation, Equipment, Expansion, Maintenance
Are you looking for covert or non-covert monitoring? Do you want a system that has the option to expand to more cameras or memory?
Small, discreet systems are useful for monitoring children, caregivers, and employees. Larger, wired systems will give you more vast and permanent surveillance abilities.
Would you like to have someone install the system for you? Would you prefer the option of doing-it-yourself? Is it important for you to have a customer support team available?
Defender customer support is available 24/7 before and after purchase. If you have any questions or need assistance with your security unit, you will always be able to reach an expert.