Kinds of home security cameras
To help you configure your home security camera system in Columbia, you’ll use a mixture of three different models of cameras.
Inside home security cameras: Inside cameras are mounted on a wall or rest on a shelf and primarily show the room's center view.
Outside home security camera: These cameras hang on the exterior of your home to provide a look of your yard and main entrances.
Doorbell cameras: These protect your porch and packages and allow for a two-way talk feature.
An ideal camera system subtly deters crime
The problem with a security camera is that it has two opposing needs. 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 the cameras to be unattractive for your home. A poorly hung camera, or one that’s too large the space, may hinder your home's aesthetic.
Luckily, there are a myriad of discreet cameras that can still be a deterrent. A professionally mounted wireless security camera will simply hang below your gutters or rest on a desk without being noticeable -- unless you need it to. But, if you get a security camera from Vivint with a light or LED ring that activates, it will stick out to lurkers, scaring them away.