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16 June 2021

Should I Install Security Cameras in My Home?

With CCTV cameras, you have the ability to live view your home and see what is currently happening. Or playback later with recorded clips. But with so many options it's easy to feel overwhelmed while trying to find the best cameras for your home.

That's why we’re here. We’ve created this guide to help you find the right CCTV cameras for you and your home.

Are CCTV Cameras right for you? 

Before we get into the details, ask yourself: do you actually need home security cameras? Here are some reasons why a security camera is a right thing for your home:

  • You frequently shop online and have packages delivered to your home.
  • You spend most of your day away from home
  • You have multiple entrances to your home
  • You have kids and pets you want to make sure are safe
  • You want to keep watch over your gate, driveway or garden 

While your needs may differ, all homeowners can get peace of mind with CCTV cameras keeping watch over their home.

What type of CCTV Camera is right for me?

There are 3 common types of cameras:

Video Doorbell Camera

Video Doorbell Cameras are the most popular cameras as it allows you to not only monitor the front of your home, but you can also see and speak to any unannounced visitor they may entre your garden. You can also receive deliveries when you’re not at home, and have them left with a neighbour or put in a safe and discreet place for you to pick up when you get home.

Features to look for when getting a Video Doorbell Camera:

  • Wide viewing angle to see more.
  • Motion Detection Live view and playback of recorded clips.
  • Colour night vision
  • Sharp image quality — look for 1080p or 4K cameras
  • Wifi connectivity — be sure it will connect to your home network from outside your front door.

The GoKonnect Video Doorbell Camera is one of the smartest video doorbells you can get. It stands out from the rest because it keeps you in the loop with instant alerts, connected smart home integration and the support to help you out if you need it.


Outdoor CCTV Camera

Outdoor cameras give you coverage around your home. Usually, homeowners will get multiple outdoor cameras to keep watch over every angle of their property. There are many different types of outdoor cameras from small hidden type cameras to big bulky commercial-type cameras. You want to choose a camera that records video while also being noticeable because visible cameras are also a deterrent, which is what we want to. Many say to keep your cameras hidden but no one wants a break-in because the burglar thinks there are no cameras.

  • Features to look for when getting an Outdoor Camera:
  • Wide viewing angle to get full coverage of your garden
  • Adjustable viewing positioning
  • Live view and playback of recorded clips
  • AI Motion Detection so you only get alerted when a person comes into the garden.

The GoKonnect Outdoor Wifi Camera that intelligently identifies people, animals and vehicles also lets you live-view from anywhere in the world, record clips and has crystal clear HDR image quality. And the durable and sleek design looks great outside your home.


Indoor Wifi Camera

Indoor cameras are great for keeping an eye on pets, kids and if you have a new baby. These cameras often cost less than other cameras but give you more flexibility in placement and sometimes have more features.

  • Features to look for when getting an Indoor Camera:
  • Wide viewing angle to see the entire room
  • Night vision
  • Ability to mount on a wall or place on a shelf/worktop
  • Live view and playback of recorded clips
  • Al Motion Detection
  • Clear image quality

The GoKonnect Indoor Wifi Camera is designed to be placed or mounted in your home. It has two-way communication for you to talk to loved ones when you need to. AI Motion detection and instant alerts with the ability to live-view and playback recorded clips on demand.


Wired or wireless cameras

One of the important options to decide is whether you want to purchase wired or wireless cameras for your home. They may be an important factor because you might be installing these cameras yourself and you want to be quick and simple. Wired cameras that need to be directly connected to your ethernet usually involve more work to install and can sometimes need a professional. With wireless cameras or Wifi cameras, all you need is to supply power to our cameras. Wireless cameras add more flexibility but an important thing to remember is that your wifi signal needs to be strong enough to reach outside your home for outdoor cameras.

How many cameras do I need?

Most cameras perform the same general tasks. But like most things, you get what you pay for. Saving a few euros upfront may not be of benefit in the long run if a camera suffers from wifi issues, or isn’t weather resistant. Investing in high-quality cameras means that you can rely on them for years to come. To determine how many you will need, decide on the places you want to cover, whether it be the front garden, back garden and side of the house. Essentially the most vulnerable places around your home.

With GoKonnect cameras, it's really simple to install both indoor and outdoor cameras. But if you’re still hesitant, you can always hire one of our smart home pros to help with installation.

Make the most of your cameras

Once you have your cameras up and running make sure the first thing you do is set up your motion detection rules. That way your cameras will start picking up motion straight away. Another cool feature of our indoor and outdoor cameras is that you can insert a micro-SD card into each camera for 24/7 recording without the need for an SVR. Not only that, any important clips you want to keep, protect and save them with our lock option. That way they won't get overwritten by newer clips.

AI Motion Detection & Notifications

One of the biggest advantages of a GoKonnect CCTV Camera is our AI Motion detection. Setting this up will allow your cameras to send you instant alerts when specific objects are detected like, an animal, a person or a vehicle.


Every once in a while be sure to give your camera a quick wipe so that you’re always getting the clearest image possible. 

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