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What To Consider When Choosing A Night Vision Camera

What To Consider When Choosing A Night Vision Camera

Many crimes are committed under the cover of night when criminals think no one is looking. Car theft, vandalism, attempted break ins, and trespassing are all potential threats that video surveillance can either prevent or catch. A security system is great to have, but a night vision security camera may give you greater peace of mind by knowing that you and your house are safer at all times. When trying to determine which night vision security camera to purchase, there are several factors you should take into consideration.

Aspects That May Affect Your Night Vision Security Camera

The Camera Environment. The type of camera you need will depend on where it will be. A camera that needs to be outside will have to be durable enough to withstand the wind, rain, sun, and Calgary winters. Outdoor camera lenses need to be clear of snow, ice, and water droplets. An outdoor camera that has to be mounted low is more likely to be vandalized or tampered with, so consider the camera’s impact rating. The space may also determine how many cameras you need, particularly if the area is large or has several sections with blind spots.

What Type Of Night Vision Is Required. Infrared cutoff (IR-Cut) filters films in black and white during the night in order to create a clearer picture. Colour night vision can sometimes require flood lights that would light a space as if it was day, but night vision cameras have been advancing recently and it is possible to get low-light technology and image sensors to get coloured images even with little light.

Wireless Or Wired. Fully wireless cameras, that do not connect to a power source or an ethernet cable, are much easier to install and can connect to your smartphone via your Wi-Fi. The downside to this option is that it is reliant on your bandwidth. Image quality may drop from 1080p to 720p if there is any form of interference or if the internet is in high use. Wireless cameras also require battery replacement, which means taking your camera down for a time. Wired cameras avoid these impediments but they also require professional installation and some way of watching the videos, such as by using a DVR system or viewing using a wi-fi connection.

Resolution. Night vision cameras either come in 1080p or 4k Ultra. 4k cameras typically see about 46 meters and a 1080p camera can sometimes see just over 12 meters. 4k cameras do require an ethernet cable, but they offer more data. Something important to remember is that 780p cameras don’t offer good enough resolution to see in the dark and they therefore cannot be used as night vision cameras.

Add Monitoring For Ultimate Protection. Security cameras are a great way to deter would-be burglars and to catch culprits after they have committed a crime against you or your property, but monitoring is an added feature that can stop crime when it happens. With 24-hour monitoring by and two-way audio, monitoring agents can communicate with anyone detected on your property so potential intruders or trespassers can be frightened away on the spot. Monitoring adds a layer of security since it is real time interaction that deters theft and allows for the police to be called at the time if it’s so needed.

Contact Frontline Security To Stay Safe In Calgary

A home security system can give you peace of mind while also deterring intruders. When your house is protected by video surveillance, your home will be a less vulnerable target. At Frontline Security in Calgary, we have a wide selection of affordable high quality night vision security cameras. Our residential monitoring services offer two-way audio, 24 hour monitoring, viewing from a PC or laptop, and more. As a local Calgary business, we care about making your neighbourhood safer because it’s our neighbourhood too; night vision surveillance allows you to have a protected home at all hours of the day. If you’re interested in protecting your family and property from intruders, contact Frontline Security in Calgary at 1-403-291-9311 or by filling out the contact form.


Q: Can I view my security camera from my phone?
A: Yes, Frontline Security offers security systems that can link to your smartphone so you can check your camera whenever and wherever you are.

Q: I don’t know much about technology, how do I know what security system is right for me?
A: Frontline Security is here to help you decide! We can come to your house to offer a free estimate that involves determining which security camera will work best for you and your house.

Q: Are Frontline security cameras equipped to deal with the cold?
A: As a Calgary security company, we know how important it is for security cameras and other security systems to function even in the cold Calgary winters. Choosing a camera with the correct IP rating, installing it to be protected from the elements (as much as possible), and adding a waterproof casing are some of the ways you can make sure your home protection system lasts through the coldest months of the year.

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Your First Line of Defence

In a world of ever-increasing threats, you need a security company you can count on. We’re that company. Our Calgary-based full-service security company specializes in commercial security solutions, providing large-scale properties and facilities with the protection they need to guard their valuable assets. We also provide residential alarm and video surveillance systems, giving homeowners the peace of mind they need to sleep soundly at night. 

If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Put us on the frontline and rest easy knowing you’re properly defended.

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You’ve worked hard to build your business or buy your home. Now it’s time to protect them properly and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Our full-service security solutions can give whatever matters most to you the 360° protection it needs. Contact us today by calling (403) 291-9311 or by filling out the form below and put us on your frontline.

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