Surveillance cameras for private homes: where and how to install them?

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Equipo de Marketing By Demes Group MAY 11, 2022

To maintain maximum security in your professional facilities is paramount given the high risk of squatting and theft in Europe. In this sense, the installation of surveillance cameras is an essential element of prevention. Having a complete and efficient CCTV system can minimize the consequences of an intrusion. By Demes stands out for its national leadership in the distribution of CCTV systems, allowing us to adapt the sale of surveillance cameras to the most precise needs of each project. Thanks to the excellent synergy with the leading brands in the sector, we offer the most complete and advanced solutions for all kinds of demands. Discover our extensive catalogue of CCTV products.

In order to minimize risks in homes, it is highly recommended to install both indoor surveillance cameras and outdoor surveillance cameras. Due to the different nature of video surveillance areas, there are many devices adapted to each environment, thanks to high-performance technical characteristics.

If you are in the process of choosing surveillance cameras for your home and are wondering where and how to install them, in this complete guide from By Demes you will find essential details, such as the different types of surveillance cameras, along with a selection of our best products, as well as tips on installing and using home surveillance camera systems.

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The different types of home surveillance cameras

There are many options when choosing the best home surveillance system, depending on the type of home, the needs of the people, or the place where the surveillance camera kit is installed. In addition, the cameras are part of a system also made up of other devices (recorders, storage systems, video analysis, control centres...), and that not all cameras work independently.

There are different characteristics that can help us identify the surveillance cameras on the market. For example, when talking about connection we can differentiate between wireless surveillance cameras or wired cameras. We can also group them by their shape, whether they are bullet or dome type, and even by size, as when we refer to mini hidden surveillance cameras. Thus, we find many types of surveillance cameras and each of them can offer different advantages: installation, image quality, storage, and even autonomy.

  • In general, we highlight three main types:
  • IP surveillance cameras
  • Analog security cameras
  • Thermal surveillance cameras

IP cameras work thanks to the internet and allow you to control and view video images through connectivity between the IP camera and a connected mobile or computer. For recording and viewing images, they can be equipped with an SD memory and record directly, or require the support of an NVR recorder. They are cheaper than traditional CCTV systems, offer more options and are wireless, but there is a higher risk of sabotage through the internet connection.

On the other hand, we have the category of analogue cameras that are part of the traditional CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) system. They are directly connected by a cable to the recorder which transmits the recorded images that can be consulted in real time, which guarantees better image reliability. For this reason, they represent a good surveillance camera solution for sites without internet, although there is a risk of physical sabotage if the cables are not installed correctly and are too visible.

Finally, the last type that we will mention are thermal cameras, which, as their name indicates, base their surveillance on temperature detection, using the temperatures of human bodies in case of intrusion.

Within the 3 main categories proposed by By Demes, we find different models: bullet, dome, mini-dome, hidden, box and for vehicles. To help you to choose, we recommend you visit our selection of surveillance cameras with the best and most successful performance, adapted to houses and for outdoor and indoor use.

Indoor surveillance cameras

The installation of surveillance cameras indoors must respect some strategic aspects to optimize the overall performance of the CCTV system. To protect your professional facilities, it is essential to be able to receive notifications in the event of any real alarm or intrusion into the home, in the same way as being able to consult the images in real time thanks to wireless IP-type surveillance cameras with an Internet connection. In fact, not only the risk of intrusion is considered, but also the surveillance of people, which is why surveillance cameras are also installed for the elderly or to monitor the behaviour of children.

When choosing the type of system, the size of the home and the experience of the person will have to be considered. For normal-sized houses and flats, IP-type battery-free indoor surveillance cameras are the most recommended, due to their comfort and ease of use and installation. However, for larger spaces, you can opt for non-wifi surveillance cameras, which require more precise installation organization due to wired connectivity.

To maximize the degree of security, the installation of security cameras must be carried out in the main access roads, for which a study plan of the house will have to be carried out to position the cameras in the most appropriate points. In order to detect an intrusion as quickly as possible, you will have to prioritize: doors, windows, balconies and, to obtain the best field of vision of the interior video surveillance areas, it is recommended to place the cameras at angles. In addition, the corridors are also strategic ways of recognition of intruders. Then it is necessary to opt for indoor surveillance cameras with recording, which provide facial recognition and night vision, in order to distinguish an intruder from a family member.

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Finally, whether you have hidden cameras, wired analogue cameras, or Wifi IP cameras, large storage is essential. Choosing a system that guarantees the access and safe storage of images protects your privacy and represents a source of evidence in case of intrusion and police investigation.

The best indoor surveillance cameras for homes 

1. WiFi IP compact camera DAHUA-2650-FO

The DAHUA Wi-fi IP compact indoor camera offers 10m infrared lighting for indoor use, h.265/H.264/MJPEG format, 1080P resolution at 25ips, MicroSD slot, 12V DC.

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2. WiFi IP compact camera DAHUA 2651-FO

The DAHUA Wi-fi IP compact indoor camera has 4MP with infrared illumination of 10 m for indoor use, H.265/H.264/MJPEG Format, Incorporates microphone, MicroSD slot, 2AXIS, 2.8 mm fixed lens (97° ).

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Outdoor surveillance cameras

CCTV systems for homes also include the installation of outdoor security cameras, which allows complete control and surveillance of your home, staying one step ahead of people with intrusion intentions.

The installation conditions of home and outdoor surveillance cameras are very different from the indoor ones. First of all, when installing an outdoor video surveillance system, we must try to film only in the areas that belong to us, without harming the neighbours or the community areas, which may seem logical, but if ignored, it could expose the person to important legal sanctions in case of not applying the data protection law. For this reason, the community must be notified and a video surveillance sign must be installed in front of their property to warn of the presence of external surveillance cameras. On a technical level, it is necessary to install cameras with fixed lenses (not robotic) to record only images of our private space.

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Regarding the installation itself, whether we are talking about wireless IP surveillance cameras or wired CCTV surveillance cameras, they will have to be protected against weather conditions. The choice of a safe place protected from the rain is important, also if it is recommended to choose waterproof cameras, at the resistance level, the cameras must have at least IP66 or IP67 certifications to, among other things, guarantee that they withstand the extreme temperatures.

At the same time, the cameras should not be directly visible to people, although there is a warning through the alarm sign, it is preferable that they cannot anticipate their movements. In these cases, you can choose hidden surveillance cameras, as it is important to install the wireless or wired outdoor surveillance cameras in places that do not directly attract the attention of potential intruders.

For more specific advice on camera installation, see our article in which we talk about the installation of surveillance cameras according to the police authorities of Catalonia.

The best outdoor surveillance cameras for homes

1. Wifi IP bullet camera DAHUA-2617-FO

The DAHUA Wifi IP bullet camera has 30m smart IR for outdoor use, 2.8mm fixed lens (106°), 1080P resolution at 25ips, 12V DC, H.265/H.264/MJPEG format, MicroSD slot, ICR Filter.

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2. Wifi IP bullet camera DAHUA-2616-FO

The DAHUA Wifi IP bullet camera offers smart IR of 30 m for outdoor use, H.265/H.264/MJPEG format, 12V DC, 4MP Resolution at 20ips, IP67, MicroSD slot, 0.1195 lux F2.0

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The best home surveillance system, always available at By Demes

Due to the wide variety of products that offer home video surveillance protection, customer needs must be studied with the greatest precision to provide the most adapted and efficient CCTV systems for each situation.

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As we have explained, there are numerous types of CCTV cameras adaptable to each type of home, as well as small businesses that require an interior and exterior CCTV system. In order to obtain maximum security and have adapted and efficient video surveillance camera systems, it is necessary to take into account all the characteristics of the installation and use conditions.

If you need any information or assistance in choosing CCTV systems, do not hesitate to contact us using the By Demes contact form, our excellent sales team will assist you as soon as possible to answer your questions and advise you.