Its time to smarten up.
South Africa is notorious for its unfortunate incidents of late. Its time to smarten up, Our team at Fibre Boyz have put together a suite of SMART wifi camera solutions to fight back! Getting the right home security cameras will act as your high-tech frontline. The good news is, there’s a home security camera to suit every home and need, indoors and out. Not only are they great for acting as a deterrent to potential thieves and intruders, they allow you to keep an eye on your home, inside and out in real-time, at the touch of a button via your smartphone.
Smart home tech is on the rise.
While we’re not quite living in the future, fibre connectivity has provided us with the opportunity to make us believe that we are the Jetsons! If we had to choose the most exciting innovation in smart home tech, it would have to be the home security cameras and we have great options for our customers!
If you are a homeowner, renting a place or just looking to keep an eye on your holiday home on the coast, we have great security camera solution to suit absolutely every need either as an outright sale or a month to month payment.
When it comes to home security cameras, you have three main types to choose from.
- Wired cameras connect to the Internet via Ethernet cable;
- Wireless cameras connect directly to your Wi-Fi network, but need to be connected to a power supply; and
- Wire-free cameras don’t need any cabling at all, they rely on batteries for power and connect via Wi-Fi.
Out of these three solutions, wired cameras offer the most stable connections, but need professional installation. Wireless and wire-free cameras are a lot more DIY and a great solution and the out of box instructions are pretty easy to follow, but our teams are available to support your installation if you need!
You wil need to decide if you want indoor or outdoor surveillance or both. Due to our harsh weather conditions, outdoor cameras need to be durable enough to deal with a range of temperatures and conditions.
There are a few non-negotiables worth keeping in mind for your outdoor camera:
- Ensure that the camera carries high image resolution. If you can’t see what’s happening on screen, what’s the point of having a camera?
- It’s also a good idea to choose a camera with a wide field of vision to give you the big picture and the best idea of what’s happening in your surroundings at all times.
- Consider, opt for a camera with pan/tilt functionality and zoom capabilities so you never miss a thing.
While we’re on image quality, placing your cameras in well-lit areas is also key to ensuring you get the clearest view possible. To keep an eye on your home 24/7, infrared lighting and anti-glare are essential to staying in the know and out of the dark. Consider a ups power option to add onto your property to ensure that the cameras stay live even during loadshedding!
Lets talk storage
Having a range of storage options to choose from also ensures you’ll have access to the footage you need, when you need it. While some cameras include the option of saving footage on to a microSD card or your own network via a Network Video Recorder (NVR), most suppliers will offer encrypted cloud storage on subscription. The best solution? A device that offers all three storage options for the ultimate backup and redundancy.
That added extra
What if your camera not only allowed you to hear what was happening outside, but talk back too? And it included a booming siren and strobe light as added deterrents? Look no further than our Wi-Fi Cameras. Our TP Link and Guardian Eye range of home security cameras check all the boxes and include all the (sometimes literal) bells and whistles but remain accessible via a choice of rental plans to suit almost any budget, because home security is priceless. There really is no place like home.