Which Camera Is Right For You?

February 21st, 2018

The options when it comes to video surveillance systems in Houston, TX are wider and more varied than ever before. It was not so very long ago when security cameras were big, bulky items that were either easily spotted in the corner of a room or poorly hidden underneath dark domes in the ceiling. Nowadays, however, security cameras can be found that are smaller than a AA battery and capable of capturing crystal clear images even in low light conditions. This means that an individual who is considering a security camera system will need to explore some of the different options in order to determine which type of camera best suits their particular needs.

While most cameras will do an adequate job in a wide variety of environments, there are definitely units that perform better in low light or bright light. A person who is considering installing cameras in an area like a warehouse or an outdoor setting will want to consider choosing a lowlight camera or one that is designed to record both during the day and at night. Day and night cameras will likely be more expensive than ones designed for only a single light setting, but they will make it possible to monitor an area 24 hours a day.

There is also a very big difference between cameras designed for indoor and outdoor use. When an outdoor area is going to be under surveillance, it is absolutely crucial that a person invests in a camera that is designed to withstand the elements. Changing temperatures, heat, sunlight, rain, snow, and wind can quickly destroy an indoor camera if it is being used outside. Outdoor cameras can be used indoors, but because of the added cost that high-quality outdoor units go for when compared to cameras designed specifically for indoor use, it is not usually worth the money to purchase a dedicated outdoor camera if it is going to be placed inside a building.

In the past, surveillance systems were hardwired into a building in Houston, TX, which made having them professionally installed incredibly expensive. While the top-of-the-line systems are still hardwired in most cases, individuals now have the option of choosing wireless cameras. One of the benefits to using wireless cameras is that they can be installed almost anywhere and even a complete novice can get a basic security system up and running in almost no time. Of course, wireless cameras will probably cost more than cheaper, wired versions. If an individual is looking to only run a security surveillance system for a short period of time, a wireless system may be the best choice since it can be easily removed or repositioned once the need for surveillance has ended.

Another option when it comes to choosing the perfect security camera is whether or not to buy one that can pan, tilt, and zoom or one that is fixed in a particular position. Again, this will depend largely on the area that an individual is interested in monitoring. If only a single cameras going to be used in a large area, a camera that can be turned remotely and zoom in on a particular person or place is a great option to have. If only a single area is going to be monitored, such as the cash register in a gas station, a fixed camera will probably do the job just fine.

Although it will not be dependent on the type of camera that a person chooses, an individual will also have the option of viewing their surveillance footage remotely or on the premises in Houston, TX. Remote viewing is a good choice when management is looking to keep track of a particular area but is not on site to do so.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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