The equipment that makes vision home security possible works in one of two ways. One is through image enhancement and the other through thermal imaging. Image enhancement uses any available light and combines it with a lower spectrum of light that can only be seen by the naked eye; the result is that the viewer’s surroundings are illuminated. Thermal imaging on the other hand captures a higher spectrum of light in order to create illumination and emits light on objects that release heat.
In effect, both methods allow you to ‘see’ in the dark. How this aids home security is that you are able to see what is happening around you even in total darkness. It is a matter of personal choice which method you choose, but as a rule of thumb image enhancement devices are easier to find and they offer clear images, especially outdoors; however thermal imaging works best in any condition and especially in very dark conditions.
Night vision home security is available in a host of forms including cameras which are possibly the best solution for home use. The alternative is hand held monocular scopes or goggles which entails the user to be actively involved at all times, whereas cameras can be installed and left to do their protecting alone, 24 hours a day. Night vision home security cameras or devices are best suited to areas in your home or outside your home where you are at highest risk of security breach, such as dark spots, alleyways or perimeter fencing.
How does a night vision home security camera work?
In order to make any home completely secure entails the use of not only a home security burglar alarm, but also on a home surveillance camera system which enables the home owner to view or observe demarcated areas from the comfort and safety of their homes or even from remote locations. However, camera surveillance systems work best during daylight or in areas where there are bright lights that fail to deliver a good image, or any image in the absence of light and this is where infrared cameras become necessary.
Infrared cameras work on an infrared frequency providing their own source of light by means of an infrared illuminator which acts as an amplifier for the image and which results in making objects visible in the dark. These infrared illuminators are not visible to the naked eye as they send wavelengths that are above the visible length of 700nm. The only difference between night vision home security cameras and infrared security cameras lies in the wavelength they use.
Infrared illuminators make it possible for your night vision cameras to create good visible images and when used as an addition to an existing security system you will rest assured that your home is truly monitored every hour of the day and every day of year.
Planning your surveillance equipment
If you aren’t sure about what type of night vision home security camera to purchase it is possibly best to investigate which one would suit your needs and this would entail discussing it with an expert who should be able to advise you on levels of performance and capabilities.
Planning where you are intending to install your night vision cameras is important and should be carefully decided; if they are placed incorrectly your efforts to secure your home will be in vain, so it is up to you to identify which areas on your property are the weakest.
Vision home security systems are also influenced by budget as well as the size of your property, and for this reason it may be best to invest in day/night cameras that have infrared capabilities as normal day/night cameras will not show images in total darkness. For wider coverage you will need more cameras and prices vary, so it is suggested that you get the advice of a professional before going ahead.
If you are concerned about home security and protecting your family and your assets then the only option is 24 hour surveillance. You could hire guards to patrol your home but not only are they expensive they can also be intrusive to your privacy and this is where night vision home security systems are making their mark. They can detect the presence of intruders and even capture their imaged for future litigation. If you currently have camera surveillance you might want to upgrade to night vision home security cameras, you won’t be sorry.