They are expensive because they are usually fitted with wireless sensors. Some of these cameras have the ability to detect motion, temperature fluctuations and sound. They are very smart. Whenever they detect an event or action, the camera starts rolling and sending out alerts or images via a Local Area Network connection just the way the owner requested.
For instance, if you have a motion detector, and it detects movement at a back door, it might trigger a phone call to the homeowner- and sometimes, send an image showing the event or action. An entry-level CCTV camera of this kind usually goes for around $280.
These amazing capabilities obviously make the price of a motion detection-enabled CCTV camera to be high. Some motion detection cameras, for example, the pan and tilt cameras, have the capability to lock in on an object in motion and follow it. It is noteworthy that the price of installing a motion detection CCTV camera may also vary depending on the storage choice you make for the CCTV footage. You can choose to use a computer or a DVR for storage of the CCTV footage. Those who choose to use DVR storage over the computer will pay an extra amount above the price of the camera. That is not all; motion detection cameras have other features corollary to the motion detection function. This range of features and capabilities make motion sensor cameras sometimes to be prohibitively expensive. For example:
Wireless Motion Sensors-
Most motion detection cameras are wireless. Wireless sensors are a breeze to set up, and they communicate with other system parts wirelessly.
Contact Motion Sensors-
These sensors’ function is to trigger an alarm if a specific door or window is unlocked when the system is activated.
Pet-Immune Motion Detectors-
The camera can be fitted with a passive infrared detector that can be set to ignore pets that are up to a specified weight. Dual-technology motion sensors are more immune to false alarms triggered by animals because they require two detectors to be triggered in a certain way predetermined by the manufacturer. These type of sensors can be set to give a wide berth to a large animal of a specified weight or many small animals. Thus, the pet-immune motion detection features a sensitivity degree that can be changed for families that keep very active animals or pets.
Video Motion Sensors-
these combine video cameras with top-of-the-rate signal processing. A section of recordable motion sensors begins recording the moment they detect motion.
All the above-mentioned features make a motion detection camera that possesses them to be more expensive or to have a different price than the rest of the CCTV cameras.
Are motion detection cameras worth your money?
Definitely yes. First off, cameras that are controlled by motion detectors can save a lot of memory storage because they will not record hours of unimportant footage. Motion sensors capture only important stuff.
Motion detection CCTV cameras save you money. If you are skeptical, look at it this way: in normal circumstances without a motion detection camera, you will need to hire many guards to guard your property. Of course, you will have to be paying them on a monthly basis. With a motion sensor camera, you’ll just buy it once, requires little maintenance, and you will eliminate the need for many guards everywhere in your property round the clock. In the same way, motion detection CCTV cameras will save you a lot of time as you will not need to watch over your property always.
The camera stays in a standby mode, and once it detects movement, heat, or any other action, it jolts to action, sometimes locking on the intruder and trailing them. This way it saves a lot of energy as a lot of power won’t be expended in recording useless or harmless activities.
As with any other high-end security camera, motion detection CCTV cameras are reliable and offer better protection. How is it more reliable? You may ask. The fact that the camera only records important scenes and triggers the alarm only when it senses motion means that you will only respond to alarm when it is necessary. Moreover, be it in the home or your business premises, you will be able to review what was happening in the environs while you were away.
Motion sensors/ detectors stand guard, and ready to roll into action whenever there is a movement, heat, etc. For example, you can rely on them to:
-Alert you in case your kid breaks curfew
-Trigger a doorbell whenever someone or a visitor approaches the door
-Alert you when children enter restricted places in the home, for example, when they enter the workout room, medicine cabinet, or the basement,
-Or, notify you when and if pets enter places they are not supposed to enter.
Therefore, in a competitive world where you want to focus and concentrate in the workplace without being anxious about the property in the home, motion detection CCTV cameras are a necessity. They are not simply an extra feature of a security system, but they are also essential.
You will need the following equipment when installing a motion detection CCTV camera:
-Software that is install on dedicated computer or homed computer;
-USB driver that is plugged into the available outlets;
-Wire-less Motion Detection CCTV cameras strategically mounted all strategic locations;
– A DVR or a Network Attached Storage
Each of the equipment listed above will cost differently depending on the place you buy it, the quality and type. The software are completely FOC, and it will allow user rely the software’s company websites to logging in to see what cameras are recording. Alternately, software companies provide high price package that will require the users manually configure camera to their computer and will afterward use the user’s home networks for advance remote operation vide a laptop computer or mobile phone.
Averagely, it is expensive to install a motion detection CCTV camera. But compared to the benefits a motion detection CCTV camera can offer, it is worth it.