How Long Do Home Security Cameras Keep Footage?

A Quick Guide.


November 18, 2020

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No matter what size your home may be, finding the best ways to keep it safe and secure should be a priority for those who can comfortably customize their home security system. With that said, for those in the market for home security cameras, learning the basics is vital. For instance, many are unaware of how storage works and that they have options with regards to where and how the footage is stored. The following is a closer look at how these storage systems work.

Camera options

Although the average person uses additional devices or services to save their security footage long-term, most cameras have at least some memory, to help with storing real-time recorded footage. Before purchasing a camera, be sure to find out how much storage it offers and which services and devices it is compatible with.

Local footage storage

One option is to store your footage locally. This means, you will likely need to purchase an SD storage card of some kind, in order to keep footage stored. Moreover, these files can be deleted or saved indefinitely. The amount of footage you can save at one time, depends on the storage capacity of the storage card. Either way, these can be kept until deleted or the SD card is otherwise damaged.

Cloud storage

On the flip side, if you don’t feel like fumbling around with SD cards, there is the option to use the Cloud to store your footage. This is the quickest and easiest way to keep track of your footage and gain access to it in an instant. Fairly inexpensive depending on the package purchased, users can store either some footage or virtually all of their footage for days, months, or even years at a time. This option is ideal for those who are especially tech-savvy and prefer working with the Cloud rather than with an array of devices.

Brinks Home™ Solutions

Overall, if you are seeking a high-quality security system, look no further than Brinks Home. Brinks Home offers the following benefits to their wide variety of customers:

  • 24/7 professionally monitored home security.

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No matter what type of system you are seeking or what your home security budget may be, Brinks Home can assist you with whatever you may need. Contact Brinks Home for a free quote today.

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.

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