In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on what you should be considering when shopping for a smart home security camera. These features are becoming more and more popular in recent years, helping homeowners keep their property safe and secure, and you should have an idea of what you’re looking for as you enter what’s become a relatively broad market.

At AVI Systems, we’re happy to offer a wide selection of security and surveillance systems as part of our home automation services to clients throughout Draper and other parts of Utah, including quality camera options for you to choose from. Here are some of the additional variables we recommend you consider as you’re making this choice with the help of our team.

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Brand Reputation

As we just touched on above, surveillance and security areas within home automation have exploded in recent years — and this means you have a number of brands and models available to you. As such, one of your top priorities should be assessing the brands you’re interested in to see who’s most trusted.

When it comes down to it, brand reputation can mean everything when it comes to your security. A few points of consideration include how long the brand has been around, its customer service ratings, and how well-received the products are with users — all of which, if positive enough, show the benefits you’ll be receiving.

Installation Concerns

While you may not think too much about it initially, installation is another big factor — especially where homeowners are concerned. Whether it’s a self-install or an involved process that’ll need to involve professionals, each brand and model differs. If you’re interested in looking into your options in terms of installation, consider factors like the following:

  • How detailed is the instruction manual?
  • Is your home wired for today’s surveillance cameras?  
  • How is your outdoor WIFI coverage for wireless cameras? 
  • What kind of equipment do you need on your end?
  • Is it compatible with existing systems (e.g., smart home)?
  • How does installation work in general? Do they send someone out or will you need to arrange installation for yourself?

General Spending Ranges

Finally, it’s important to note that your options will differ pretty significantly within the security camera world depending on your budget. You can get cameras that offer decent quality for around $100, but there are options at each end of the spectrum — meaning you’re looking at spending anywhere from less than $50 to well over $1,000.

As cameras get up over $100, and especially over $200, you tend to see more advanced features like 4K viewing. If you’re looking for something that offers all the bells and whistles, it may be worth spending more — though no matter what your budget is, there’s something on the market to accommodate your needs.

At AVI Systems, we work with both our clients in Draper and beyond to help them find the right security system and camera options. Contact us today to learn more or ask any questions you may have in this area.