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What To Look For When Purchasing A Home Security Camera System In Flint

May 11, 2021
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A Flint home security camera system should give you an overall view of your home. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of security cameras in retail, and it can get confounding which system is most suited for your home. Here's a comprehensive primer covering what you should look for.

Kinds of home security cameras

To help you set up your home security camera system in Flint, you’ll use a mixture of three different classifications of components.

  • Interior home security cameras: Interior cameras are mounted on a wall or sit on a shelf and capture the room's main view.

  • Outside home security camera: These cameras hang on the exterior of your home to show a view of your yard and main entryways.

  • Doorbell cameras: These protect your porch and packages and feature a two-way talk feature.


An ideal camera system discreetly deters crime

Security cameras possess a competing interest relating to form vs. function. On the one hand, you need your security cameras to be front and center to avert a break-in. On the other hand, you don't want any device to be an eyesore to your home. A badly hung camera, or one that’s too big the space, may ruin your home's look.

Fortunately, there are plenty of discreet cameras that can still serve as a hindrance to criminals. A professionally installed wireless security camera will simply hang under your gutters or sit on a desk without sticking out -- unless you want it to. But, if you buy a security camera from Vivint that has a light or LED ring that turns on when triggered, it will stick out to would-be criminals, sending them to the hills.

Burglar getting into a back door

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

Even though you could install a a doorbell camera or desk camera and rest easier, it's more effective if your home security camera system pairs into a complete home security system. When your cameras pair to a security system like Vivint, you can view live Hi-Res streams and save videos within the Vivint app. You can also receive an alert to your smart device, so you can watch what triggered your camera's motion detector.

With a linked security network, you can also pair it up with other smart security equipment to make your property safer. For instance, have your porch lights power on, and your doors latch whenever your cameras sense movement. Or alert your 24/7 monitoring experts to take action with the Vivint app. You can even greet visitors with the two-way talk feature, so it always looks like you're on the premises.

Other features to look for in your Flint home security system

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

  • Wide field of vision: Have the best possible view of the situation with a minimum of 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light clarity: You will want a camera complete with built-in infrared LEDs when the sun sets.

  • HD resolution: Your camera needs to display in 4K HD.

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

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera can be placed anywhere on or in your property and moved if necessary. This method is typically preferred to connecting your camera straight into a power line.


Get the best home security cameras in Flint with Vivint

The ultimate home security cameras with quality installation in Flint come from Vivint. Just call (810) 672-7953 or send in the form below for your free quote. We’ll show you your available choices and how your cameras can become an important element of your home security system.