How to Choose The Best Surveillance System
In the past, only the government and private investigators used surveillance equipment. In today’s society millions of people are using nanny cams to check on their babysitters, surveillance cameras to keep an eye on their homes and businesses, and hidden cameras to catch a thief, or prove abuse or infidelity. These products are not found at your local shopping center. Where do we find these products and what should you look for?
- Look for products that are easy to install yourself.
- Buy from someone who will walk you through everything if you should have any questions or problems.
- WARNING! There are many cameras out there use 1.2 GHz transmitters and receivers. 1.2 GHz transmitters are not approved by the FCC for transmitting wireless video. The FCC is aware of the situation and is conducting an ongoing investigation into the production and distribution of 1.2 GHz surveillance products.
- Look for 2.4 GHz transmitters. 2.4 GHz transmitters are high-powered transmitters that can send video signals up to three times further than other transmitters and are FCC approved.
- Wireless surveillance and hidden cameras must have a power supply. Power is provided by a battery pack. Most battery packs supply power for about 5 hours, then you must throw them away and buy a new one. Buy a battery pack that lasts up to 8 hours and is rechargeable.
- Beware of cheap lenses that produce low quality images.
Look for CCD (Charged Coupled Device) lenses, which are high in resolution and highly sensitive to light. This allows them to record in outdoor and low-light conditions.