When looking for home security cameras in Australia, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the vast number of products available and the confusing technical jargon that comes with them. Let the following TRANTECH’S 6 things to determine exactly your actual needs before getting one of them.
6 things you need to know about Home security cameras in Australia
How much camera resolution is enough for a home security system?
Camera resolution can be confusing to understand how much is enough. The term “resolution” refers to the number of dots (pixels) that make up a video picture; the more dots, the more detailed the video image is. The same is true of high-resolution TV sets, and the two most popular TV resolutions are 1080p and 4K.
When looking at a standard camera image, you would hardly notice the difference between 1080p and 4K resolution. A key benefit of 4K resolution is resolving detail after the fact, which means that users can magnify details such as faces while the security event recording is playing. However, while 4K resolution offers some benefits, it also brings some limitations. 4K images are pretty large and take up a lot of recording storage space. They need about four times the amount of 1080p hard drive space to record the same length of video footage.
- Be prepared to spend more money if extensive video storage is important.
- In Australia, you can ask for consulting services in many agencies or wholesalers.
- And connect to Trantech if you want to be ensured, with a good experience.
360° & 720° Cameras – See the FULL picture of your home
360° & 720° surveillance cameras use specialised fisheye or spherical camera lenses to provide a much wider field of view than standard cameras.
The 360° camera is visible in all directions, although only in one hemisphere.
The 720° cameras can view all directions simultaneously: up/down and left/right.
These cameras provide a wide field of view in a single camera, though they often have poor resolution when zoomed in. Although they cover a much larger viewing area, the resulting image often looks “warped” compared to the “flat” view of a standard camera.
The image then needs to be run through software to de-warp or flatten the image to make it usual.
More advanced video recorders/processors can do this automatically via software to allow you to see the flattened, rather than circular, full-size image.
Mixed Lighting Conditions – light your home from camera view
A home often has a camera pointed at the front door or side door. Homes often have difficult mixed lighting conditions. When someone opens the door, a large amount of sunlight will shine through the doorway, flooding the camera’s sensor. A consumer-grade camera will try to accommodate the excess light being let into the room and will open the shutter to compensate.
On the contrary, this makes the doorway look appropriately exposed, even though the store itself appears dark because the room is darker than the doorway area. In this case, the house owner must have an open doorway, though the indoor image is too dark to be usable.
Meanwhile, the face of the person entering the store is never captured because they are standing in the unexposed space.
Commercial-grade cameras solve this problem with a special light-handling feature. These cameras use both a software and hardware solution called HDR, which stand for “High Dynamic Range”. HDR takes the exposure of the room and the exposure of the doorway and then combines the two images together to create a properly-exposed composite image of the two areas.
Night Vision of your home from Camera
Night vision on most Wi-Fi cameras uses a relatively simple physical trick. One or more infrared LEDs emit as much light as possible, acting as a floodlight. Since the human eye does not see infrared, you don’t even notice, and your camera can use that IR light to record video at night.
If you want your camera’s night vision to work through glass like a window, you’ll want to provide external lighting. You can use traditional outdoor lighting or IR lighting.
You must also turn off or cover the camera’s built-in IR lighting.
In the end, you will have to move the camera as close to the window as possible or tilt it slightly instead of using a direct angle.
Remote Video Storage
With an Internet connection, another game-changer will transform the way video is accessed and stored. This relatively new trend is called cloud video storage, and amazingly, all video footages from your CCTC system can be safely stored.
Cloud video storage has become a ubiquitous part of the security landscape, with more secure video users choosing to backup in addition to on-premises recorders or ditching local recorders entirely. Networking now is having a significant impact on how video security customers are storing their video, and the trend towards the cloud will continue to increase.
Directing to Trantech, if you are looking for the H.264 DVR with support for multiple video inputs, including HD-TVI (High Definition Transport Video Interface), then the H.264 DVRs from Dahua Surveillance are the perfect solution.
Thermal cameras will allow you to see living objects through their heat signature from great distances that a conventional camera cannot. It is a good option for homeowners to use security cameras in Australia.
The thermal camera includes a heat sensor capable of detecting minor temperature differences. The device collects the infrared radiation from objects in the scene and creates an electronic image based on the temperature differences.
Because objects rarely have the same temperature as other objects around them, a thermal camera can detect them, appearing distinct in the thermal image.
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Rocky Pham is experienced telecommunications and networking engineer with more than 5 years in the security industry. He is familiar with setting up, developing, and maintaining all electronic devices’ networks within an organisation or between organisations. During his working period, he has been researching and updating more knowledge of the latest security systems, CCTV, Access Control, Intercoms and Building Management Systems with a focus on Residential, Commercial, and Industrial and Aviation security. He would love to provide qualified project solutions with advanced technologies and updated features to maximise customers’ satisfaction.