If you’ve been putting off upgrading your security system for your home or business, this is the year to finally do it. The start of 2020 has brought a range of new technology that’s revolutionizing the way they keep us safe. Keep reading to learn just a few of the advancements that you can get on a security camera system today.
One of the biggest drawbacks of installing a high-power security system for busy areas of your home or business has been finding a location that has access to a power source near the viewing area. But one tech revolution is changing that.
Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) technology allows you to power your security cameras and transmit video using just your ethernet cable. With no power source required for each individual camera, you get greater flexibility in where you place each unit, as well as fewer cables to deal with during installation. Each ethernet cable can reach up to 300 feet on its own. If you need more than 300 feet, you can add a PoE switch to widen your range.
PoE systems are used to connect IP cameras and Network Video Recorders, or NVRs. This allows video to be transmitted from a greater distance and from a variety of cameras within a single system, without having to run endless wires and cables or connecting to old-fashioned closed circuit recording devices.
Smart Home Integration
By 2022, experts believe that more than 63 million homes will be considered “smart.” Whether your home is ahead of this curve or not, if you plan to upgrade your security camera system, smart home integration is one feature that you don’t want to miss out on.
The latest security tech allows you to access your IP camera system using hands-free voice commands, sending your live feed to your television via smart home devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. This means you can instantly check on the backyard while enjoying a movie or see who is knocking on the front door without leaving the comfort of your couch.
High-Efficiency Video Compression
The incredible clarity of 4K security footage means that you’ll never miss an important detail. But 4K data also takes up far more storage than weaker resolutions. To help combat this, one new technological advancement is the use of High-Efficiency Video Compression or HEVC. This technology instantly compresses your security footage to save space without compromising playback quality.
Adding an advanced security camera system to monitor high-traffic areas of your home or business can help you protect your family and your investment. But what happens when those high-use areas are located adjacent to a more private spot?
That’s where privacy masking comes in. Privacy masking allows you to block out any area that you don’t want the camera recording, using a Network Video Recorder (NVR) to draw a box around the spot. This means you won’t have to sacrifice keeping those busy spots secure in order to maintain your privacy. For both businesses and homeowners, this feature also allows you to customize your security system’s view to ensure that you’re not illegally filming someone else’s property or other areas that you’re not permitted to film.
Smart Deterrence and Motion Detection
Securing a large space like a warehouse can be a challenge. While a security system can help you monitor the space, remotely monitoring a large number of cameras can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why the latest security systems are doing their part to deter unwanted guests as well.
Smart deterrence and improved motion detection are two of the ways that your security system can automatically help you monitor activity. The latest motion detection technology can differentiate between a moving tree branch or garbage blowing in the wind, that way you only get an alert with a car or person passes through your security system’s line of view.
Smart deterrence allows you to customize built-in LED lights to turn on when motion is detected. When this happens, an alert is sent to your remote monitoring device, and you can then use that device to set off a loud siren on command.
Choosing the Right Security Tech Features for High-Traffic Areas
Whether you’re looking to monitor high-traffic areas of your home or business, these new features and technologies can help you get the most out of your security system.