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What To Shop For When Buying A Home Security Camera System In Helena

May 11, 2021
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A Helena home security camera system will give you an better look of your home. However, there are a plethora of security cameras in retail, and it can become complicated which system is most suited for your needs. Here's a simple guide covering what you should be seeking for your system.

Varieties of home security cameras

As you customize your home security camera system in Helena, you’ll install these types of cameras.

  • Indoor home security cameras: Indoor cameras attach to a wall or reside on a shelf and primarily show the room's central area.

  • Outdoor home security camera: These cameras mount on the exterior of your house to show a view of your yard and main entrances.

  • Doorbell cameras: These guard your front door and packages and come with a two-way talk feature.


A good camera system discreetly deters crime

Security cameras hold a conflicting stake regarding form vs. function. On the one hand, you need your security cameras to be easily seen to avert a break-in. On the other side, you don't want them to be an eyesore to your house. A badly attached camera, or one doesn’t fit the space, may hinder your home's aesthetic.

Luckily, there are plenty of discreet cameras that can still be a hindrance to criminals. A professionally hung wireless security camera can easily hang under your gutters or reside on a desk without being noticeable -- unless you need it to. But, if you buy a security camera from Vivint that comes with a light or LED ring when active, it will stick out to lurkers, scattering them far away.

Burglar getting into a back door

Your Helena security cameras system should link with your Helena home security system

Though you could buy a a doorbell camera or desk camera and be done, it's better if your home security camera system pairs into a comprehensive home security system. When your cameras pair to a smart home security system like Vivint, you can view live Hi-Res streams and record videos within the Vivint app. You can also receive an alert to your smart device, so you can view what triggered your camera's motion sensor.

With a smart system, you can also connect it up with other smart security apparatuses to make your house more secure. For instance, have your porch lights light up, and your doors lock when your cameras pick up something stirring. Or tell your 24/7 monitoring team to move into action with the Vivint app. You can even talk with visitors via the two-way talk feature, so it always seems like you're on the premises.

Other features to look for in your Helena home security system

modern aesthetics and syncing to a home security system are just a handful of things to ponder. Here's a rundown of what you should look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: Obtain the optimal view of the area with a minimum of 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light clarity: You need a camera with built-in infrared LEDs so you can still see at night.

  • HD resolution: Modern cameras should capture footage in 4K HD.

  • Motion detection: Look for a security camera with motion sensing that start automatically capturing video when it notices movement.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera is easily installed anywhere on or in your property and moved if desired. This camera type is usually preferred to attaching your camera straight into a power line.


Get the best home security cameras in Helena with Vivint

The ultimate home security cameras with quality installation in Helena come from Vivint. Just call (406) 926-5388 or fill out the form below for your free quote. We’ll demonstrate all your available choices and how your cameras can become an important component of your home security system.