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Smart Home Security 101: Features to Look For in Security Cameras

Mar 01, 2023 by Gracey Maala

3 min read

security camera is a fantastic tool for home security. They come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, and they have a plethora of features that can make selecting just one difficult. That’s why being aware of what to look for in a home security camera can save you a lot of time when finding a good one.

What should I look for when getting a home security camera?

To get the most bang for your buck, we recommend selecting a security camera that meets some minimum requirements—or can even excel in so many ways like PLDT Home Security Devices. So here are some essential security camera features you should look for!


Video quality

The image quality of a security camera is one of its most important features. When it comes to security, the key is in the detail, so it better get a camera that has favorable video quality. Most modern security cameras have a resolution of at least 720p, and many have 1080p HD resolution for recording and streaming. However, more advanced cameras now have 2K or even 4K resolution, which is superb. Of course, it's best to see exactly what is happening in and around your home in crisp 2K/4K clarity.


Motion detection

You’ll know who’s in your home! Built-in artificial intelligence (AI) detects whether a person or a pet is in the camera's field of view and tracks whenever motion is detected. Moreover, continuously recording events may drain the security camera's battery and consume the device's storage space. That is why motion detection technology is essential for any security camera. Motion detection ensures more efficient use of the security camera's memory and storage by eliminating hours of unusable video. It only records events when the system detects movement.

Achieve indoor safety and security 24/7 with the eufy Indoor Cam 2K! Built-in artificial intelligence (AI), the indoor camera identifies whether a person or a pet is within the camera’s view. Also, it automatically tracks whenever a motion is detected. It also supports crying detection, which alerts the user whenever a crying sound is within range.


Two-way audio

Cameras should have built-in speakers and microphones so that the person monitoring the video can communicate with the person or people in front of the camera via its mobile app, a process known as two-way audio.

Night vision & low-light recording

It's absolutely essential that a camera can show you what's going on both during the day and at night. The security camera can "see" in low-light or dark conditions thanks to night vision technology. Therefore, you should invest in night-vision cameras or cameras that can record in low-light conditions.

The eufyCam 2 Pro features an F2.0 aperture lens and a high photosensitivity sensor, allowing for more light to be captured and an increase in the total surface area monitored. As a result, your nighttime recordings will have better image quality.

Field of view

The term "field of view" refers to how wide the camera's footage is. Nonetheless, we want to be unrestricted by the field of view of a camera, which is where panning, tilting, and zooming come in. This allows us to see what we want to see, and the best cameras can pan all the way around to provide complete coverage.

Real-time remote viewing

You can monitor your video anytime with the new cameras connected to the Internet. You can view the camera feeds using an app on your phone, tablet, or laptop as long as you have a strong and reliable Internet connection like PLDT Home Fiber. You can use this feature to keep an eye on your children or pets while you are at work or to keep an eye on your house while you are away on vacation.


Smart integration

Integrating cameras with smart technologies into your home security systems and protocols raises the bar for protection. Apart from communication and real-time remote monitoring, it would also be great to connect your camera to your smart ecosystem or smart assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for complete control over your surveillance.


Make home safer with PLDT Home’s security devices

PLDT Home Security Devices provide a sense of security and peace of mind! Thanks to Eufy's roster of excellent cameras- from indoor, outdoor, and doorbell cameras- we can secure our homes with bunches of great options!


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