November 9, 2020
When it comes to having a good security system, there are several things a homeowner needs. Among these is a doorbell camera, so they can see who’s at the door and make a decision about whether or not to answer the door. These cameras often have the ability of two-way communications, allowing the home owner to directly speak with the person on their front porch. Overall, it’s a great way to ensure a homeowner can truly feel safe, secure, and protected in their home.
There’s more to doorbell cameras than just seeing who’s on the other side of the door. It’s also important for the homeowner to be able to record what’s taking place. This can help if a person tries to break in or even if there’s a pattern of someone coming to the door after they’ve been turned away. It’s important to know where your images are stored in case they need to be referenced later.
Many doorbell camera systems have some level of free cloud storage. Additionally, some security companies will include cloud storage as part of their security and monitoring package. This is beneficial because it will allow all the footage from the doorbell camera to be within one system.
Even if a homeowner doesn’t want to contract with a security company for their monitoring needs, they can still purchase a doorbell that will provide them with free cloud storage for peace of mind.
Another important consideration when it comes to a cloud service: how long the service stores images. Some companies only store stills for 24 hours, so if the images aren’t saved by the homeowner before the time expires, they won’t be able to access those photos in the future. That can be a problem if they need them for insurance or law enforcement purposes, so it’s better to use a company that will keep the images longer.
With a security system, cloud storage can add a higher level of peace of mind. Even without a complete system installed, it’s very comforting to know those images are stored and can be accessed if needed. Not only does this help solve crimes, but it can also help deter them.
Some great options exist for doorbell cameras and for storage. In a lot of cases, these come through security companies the homeowner can trust. In addition to cameras and storage, a homeowner choosing a security company should look for:
ease of installation.
fast response times.
good customer service.
Getting all of those features in one place can satisfy a homeowner and give them the ability to save the images from their doorbell camera in case they need photos for proof of a crime or just more information. Interested in monitored home security? Contact Brinks Home™.
Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.
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