Keeping Your Home Safe Overnight – The Benefits of Night Vision Cameras
If you are thinking of buying and installing a camera to be used as part of your home security system, or for a business or commercial premises, it is always important to consider a range of factors. These include your budget, the potential areas of weak points around the property that could be easy entry points for criminals, as well as whether you’ll need coverage during certain hours or for 24-hours per day. Cameras that have night vision capability are brilliant additions to any home or business security operation, and in recent times they have improved dramatically ensuring that images caught in broad daylight, during sunset, or when it is pitch black outside, are all clear for you to view.
There are different types of night vision technology that are used within security cameras. Always be sure to speak to your home security specialist suppliers about your specific situation and they will be able to offer expert advice and guidance as to which type of security camera is best for your needs.
On such example is a Video Doorbell, which will activate if there is any disturbance within a set radius and record any activity that is taking place. This is a great way of not only keeping an eye on your front door, but your cars too.
Low light night vision cameras (image intensification cameras) deliver a coloured night vision where there is a low light atmosphere. These types of security cameras do require some light in order to record images – they do not work in complete darkness – but they do perform highly in very low light environments. They are also an affordable option when compared with some other types of night vision security cameras.
Infrared (IR) night vision cameras utilise a wide range of wavelengths, starting at the end of the microwave spectrum and ending at the beginning of visible light. Most home security cameras are now designed with built-in infrared LEDS to allow for night vision in low light or no light at all. One of the big advantages of Infrared cameras is that they allow the user to record video even in pitch-black conditions, without the need for additional light. The cylindrical shape LEDs allow for the image to be captured effectively. IR security cameras are energy efficient, as well as being efficient in how they perform.
Thermal night vision cameras have a unique lens allowing for infrared energy to pass through it, where the focus light hits a sensor and the information is scanned. The image that is created displays various colours based on the amount of infrared energy emitted. These types of cameras use heat instead of intensifying light, meaning that they can be used in all conditions at night – without the need for any additional light. One of the other benefits of a thermal imaging camera is that it is immune from dust, smoke and anti-CCTV surveillance devices that some criminals use to bypass security systems when breaking in to homes and businesses.
As you can see, there are a few choices to be made when making a decision on the best type of camera to install to keep your home or business safe overnight. Ensuring that your property is safe, whether you are at home asleep, or away on holiday, will give you peace of mind.