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What To Shop For When Shopping For A Home Security Camera System In Yakima

May 11, 2021
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You may need to install a home security camera system in Yakima to help protect your house. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of security cameras available to buy, and it can get confusing which system is suitable for your needs. to help, here’s a comprehensive overview of what you should look for in your camera system.

Varieties of home security cameras

To help you set up your home security camera system in Yakima, you’ll use a combination of three different models of cameras.

  • Indoor home security cameras: Interior cameras are mounted on a wall or sit on a flat surface and capture the room's main view.

  • Outside home security camera: These cameras attach on the exterior of your property to show a view of your yard and main entryways.

  • Doorbell cameras: These safeguard your entryway and packages and allow for a two-way talk feature.


A good camera system prudently deters crime

Security cameras possess a competing interest when it comes to form vs. function. On the one hand, you want your security cameras to be visible to dissuade a break-in. On the other side, you don't want them to be an eyesore to your home. A poorly attached camera, or one that’s too large the space, might ruin your home's look.

Fortunately, there are plenty of discreet cameras that can still be a repellent. A professionally installed wireless security camera will look clean under your gutters or rest on a desk without being noticeable -- unless you want it to. But, if you opt for a Vivint that has a light or LED ring that turns on when triggered, it will stick out to creeps, scattering them far away.

Burglar getting into a back door

Your Yakima security cameras system should pair with your Yakima home security system

While you could install a a doorbell camera or desk camera and rest easier, it's more secure if your home security camera system pairs into an overall home security system. When your cameras pair to a smart home security system like Vivint, you can view live Hi-Res feeds and save clips with the Vivint app. You can also get a message sent to your smart device, so you can watch what triggered your camera's motion detector.

With a smart system, you can also connect it up with other smart security devices to make your property better protected. For example, have your entryway lights power on, and your doors latch should your cameras sense something stirring. Or tell your 24/7 monitoring team to spring into action via the Vivint app. You can even greet visitors via the two-way talk feature, so it always seems like you're on the premises.

Other features to look for in your Yakima home security system

Looking good and pairing to a home security system are just a handful of things to consider. Here's a rundown of what you ought to look for in your home security camera:

  • Wide field of vision: Get the best view of the situation with at least a 140° to 180° field of vision.

  • Low-light clarity: You will want a camera with built-in infrared LEDs when the sun sets.

  • High Def resolution: Your camera should capture footage in 4K HD.

  • Motion detection: Look for a security camera with motion detectors that begin capturing video when it senses unusual movement.

  • Wireless capabilities: A wireless camera can be mounted anywhere on or in your house and moved if wanted. This approach is usually preferable to connecting your camera right into a power line.


Get the best home security cameras in Yakima with Vivint

The ultimate home security cameras with expert installation in Yakima come from Vivint. Just call (509) 790-6958 or send in the form below for your risk-free quote. We’ll explain your available choices and how your cameras can become a key part of your home security system.