The Latest & Greatest Home Security Features Your System Needs

Rapid advancements in technology within just the past few years have revolutionized home security. Today, the latest security tech is engineered to maximize both safety and user convenience. Advanced camera features like 4K ultra HD resolution, 4X optical zoom, built-in microphones and color night vision are able to provide better surveillance and collect more evidence. Meanwhile, wire-free connections and smart home technology give you easier accessibility to all the features that keep you safe.

If you want to leverage cutting-edge technology to increase the security of your home without sacrificing simplicity, here are the latest and greatest features your system should have.

1. 4K Ultra HD Resolution With 8 MP Image Sensors

4k ultra HD security cameras with 8 megapixel image sensors produce footage with a crisp 4K resolution. You can discern details with striking clarity, even when you zoom in. Lorex Nocturnal camera systems utilize 8.51 MP image sensors from Sony, and their equipment is known for being user-friendly and easy to install.

2. Color Night Vision

Color night vision is one of the newest features to hit the security camera market. Cameras with color night vision use powerful image sensors that are excellent at absorbing ambient light. This allows the cameras to record in color in low-light conditions, capturing more details in the dark than ever before. And with digital noise reduction (DNR) technology, noise is filtered out and footage comes out crisp even when there is little light.

3. 4X Optical Zoom

Another must-have feature is 4x optical zoom, which allows you to view an isolated area four times closer to maximize detail. The zoom is controlled remotely, so you can customize your field of view to magnify people or objects at a distance.

4. Listen-In Audio Feature

With built-in microphones, the latest security cameras deliver footage complete with audio. Not only does this provide more evidence about what’s going on in the footage, but it picks up on voices and other noises taking place out of the camera’s view. Some home security camera systems even have a two-way talk feature so you can let people (and pets) know you’re keeping tabs on the house while away. If you have smart locks on your doors, you can even speak with a visitor or service provider at your door and choose whether you’re going to let them in.

5. Thermal Imaging Technology

Thermal imaging cameras enrich your security camera system by detecting heat signatures from people and objects obstructed by walls, plants, rainfall or poor lighting. The camera starts recording when triggered by heat, producing images through contrasts in temperature. They’re more accurate than motion detectors, because only moving heat sets them off, instead of any moving object.

6. Wire-Free Security System

Gone are the days when your home security system depended on the integrity of a wire that could easily be cut by a burglar. Wire-free security camera systems are not only safer, but also easier to install, relocate and access. You won’t have to access cable lines, and can set it up yourself by following straightforward instructions.

Next-Generation Technology for Sophisticated Security

With the latest upgrades in the world of security technology, surveillance and evidence can’t be compromised by weather conditions, lighting or cable lines. The result? Homeowners get more security coverage for their family and police departments can better identify criminals. When you invest in top-of-the-line equipment, you get more monitoring, but with fewer false alarms.

Arlo – Keep An Eye on Your Home

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own and honest.

Have you ever been away from home and got the horrible feeling something bad is happening at home?  Normally this nagging feeling can be written off as paranoia or just nerves but what if?

Well how do you go about making your home safe and sound without paying  monthly fees? The answer comes from one of the biggest names in computer networking- Netgear.  They have created Arlo.  Arlo is a network device which interfaces with your smart phone or any device with internet access.  Arlo is made up of from one to 4 HD wireless video indoor/outdoor cameras and the internet ready device.  After plugging in and setting up Arlo, the fun part is finding the best spot for your cameras.  We picked some great ones and the easiest part is all you have to do is place them around.  There are no wires to figure out how to plug in or communication cable that feed back to the base unit.  All you need to do is power them on and plug in the base.

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The part that honestly took the longest was downloading and setting up the app for our smart phones, which was still incredibly quick.  The entire setup took about a total of an hour for both phones and the unit itself.  This home monitoring system gives you peace of mind. The way Arlo works is that once you leave the house or go to sleep, you set it to wake up upon motion,  When the cameras pick up motion, an notification gets sent to your phone where you can easily pick up the video feed and see whats going on.
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