Whether a homeowner is at home or away they always want to make sure that their property is protected. Even while they are sleeping it is comforting to know that measures are in place to protect your possessions as well as your loved ones. When you are referring to surveillance cameras, motion is the most important component to incorporate into the system.
Anytime that you can focus on movement in a setup you are increasing the effectiveness of the systems performance. Since movement is the primary way that intrusion is detected this is a vital part in the overall setup. The best way to pick up movement is with detectors that are set off when action occurs in the focused area. A motion detector will not activate unless there is movement.
Video can also be incorporated into the system to turn on when the movement is detected. This not only alerts you of activity, but also gives you a video feed of what is occurring. These detectors can be set to go off due to several different elements. Besides movement, they can also be tripped due to a rise in temperature, such as a person’s body heat.
Passive infrared sensors set off the unit and alert it when something out of the ordinary is taking place. A beam is emitted from the device into a particular spot of the room. When an object passes in front of it, the beam is broken and it sets off the detector.
This is best utilized in a common traffic area where you know a person will move most likely move through. These devices can be set up near windows to catch predators coming through them or by doorways. Another great way to use them in your overall plan is to set them up in corners of a room so that they catch movement from many different angles. With varying levels of sensitivity they can be programmed to go off when there is a considerable amount of activity or even something as simple as a small movement.
When using surveillance cameras, motion is going to be the most valuable component of the system. It can monitor inside and outside of a home or business and activate any number of components. Besides their practical use, they are also an economical way of monitoring premises. By only switching devices on when needed they conserve energy and help to reduce utility bills.