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What To Look For When Buying A Home Security Camera System In Bellingham

May 11, 2021
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A home security camera system in Bellingham can serve as an invaluable aspect of your house’s security. However, there are so many security cameras available to buy, and it can become confusing which system is most suited for you. to help, here’s a simple primer covering what you should look for.

Kinds of home security cameras

First, let’s look at the components you’ll install to design your home security camera system in Bellingham.

  • Inside home security cameras: Interior cameras attach to a wall or rest on a shelf and capture the room's center view.

  • Outside home security camera: These cameras hang on the exterior of your home to provide a feed of your yard and main doorways.

  • Doorbell cameras: These protect your front door and packages and allow for a two-way talk feature.


A great camera system subtly deters crime

The problem with a security camera is that it has two differing functions. On the one side, you may want your security cameras to be visible to deter a break-in. On the other side, you don't want the cameras to be an eyesore to your property. A poorly attached camera, or one that’s too large the space, might hinder your home's aesthetic.

Thankfully, there are a myriad of sleek cameras that can still become a repellent. A professionally mounted wireless security camera will look clean below your gutters or sit on anywhere without sticking out -- unless you need it to. But, if you opt for a security camera from Vivint with a light or LED ring that turns on when triggered, it will stick out to creeps, scattering them away.

Burglar getting into a back door

Your Bellingham security cameras system should link with your Bellingham home security system

While you could buy a a doorbell camera or desk camera and rest easier, it's more effective if your home security camera system pairs into an overall home security system. When your cameras work in tandem with a smart system like Vivint, you can view live HD streams and record clips by using the Vivint app. You can also receive a message sent to your mobile device, so you can see what set off your camera's motion detector.

With a linked system, you can also hook it up with other smart security devices to make your property better protected. For example, have your entryway lights come on, and your doors latch should your cameras pick up movement. Or alert your 24/7 monitoring experts to take action with the Vivint app. You can even chat with visitors via the two-way talk feature, so it always seems like you're on the premises.

Other features to look for in your Bellingham home security system

Looking good and syncing with a home security system are just a handful of things to ponder. Here's a a handy guide of what you need to look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: Have the best possible view of the situation with a minimum of 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light clarity: You need a camera with built-in infrared LEDs for night security.

  • HD resolution: Modern cameras needs to broadcast in 4K HD.

  • Motion detection: Find a security camera with motion sensors that start automatically capturing video when it notices unusual movement.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera is seamlessly installed anywhere on or in your home and moved if desired. This method is commonly preferable to wiring your camera right into a power line.


Get the best home security cameras in Bellingham with Vivint

The best home security cameras with expert installation in Bellingham come from Vivint. Just call (360) 968-8970 or send in the form below for your complimentary quote. We’ll demonstrate all your options and how your cameras can become an important element of your home security system.