How Do Indoor Security Cameras Work & What Are The Benefits?
Let’s explore how indoor security cameras work, and six reasons your home needs one today.
Indoor and outdoor security cameras are becoming increasingly popular. According to a recent U.S. News & World Report Survey, nearly half of all users (48%) report checking their camera footage at least once per day, while 38% check the footage weekly. When they’re out of town, 52% check their footage multiple times daily. How do indoor security cameras work, and what are the benefits of using one? We’ve done the research for you.
First, how do indoor wireless security cameras work? Much like an outdoor camera, an indoor wireless camera has to maintain a signal that’s directly connected to your network to capture and record footage for 24/7 viewing access. The footage is then sent to a receiver that is directly connected to a built-in storage device through cloud storage. With a subscription plan like Arlo Secure, you can view footage from your smart home devices on your mobile app.
You may be wondering, do indoor security cameras need Wi-Fi? No, not all wireless home security systems need Wi-Fi. Some cameras, including the Arlo Go 2 as well as the Reolink Go, are battery-powered and LTE-enabled and do not connect to the internet.
How much do indoor cameras cost? Depending on camera quality and resolution you pick, the cost of a single indoor camera ranges between $125 to $500 on average. The higher the resolution, the more expensive the camera.
What is the difference between wired vs. wireless security cameras? A wired system connects directly to an outlet or your home’s electrical system for power. A wireless security camera can be installed anywhere without the need to be hardwired into the wall. Remember: An indoor security camera is only as strong as its placement. Always position indoor security cameras at an angle and cover points of entry.
Traditionally used to dissuade criminals from entering your empty home, there are in fact quite a few different uses for indoor security cameras. From reliable internet connection to real-time, high-quality recorded video, let’s explore the top 6 benefits of an indoor security camera today.
If you’re out and about, or just simply at work during the day, an indoor security camera can be a great way to keep an eye on your family. For added peace of mind, products like the Arlo 2nd Gen Essential Indoor Security Camera come equipped with an Automatic Privacy Shield, making it impossible for anyone other than you to see what your family is doing.
Even with a babysitter present in the home, you may still find yourself wondering if your children are alright. Indoor security cameras can instantly give you the answer by showing you a live feed from any room in your home without having to disturb your children. Kids not doing their homework? You can hear and speak clearly with noise-canceling 2-Way Audio.
Ok, are pet cameras worth it? Try an indoor home security camera instead. With Arlo, you—and your pet—can enjoy peace of mind for good. They cannot get themselves more food or water and they may begin to make loud noises if distressed, much to the aggravation of any nearby neighbors. Does your cat get stuck on a high shelf with no way down? Does your dog bark too much at the mailman? Using an indoor security camera, pet owners can easily check on their furry friend and see if they are happy.
Even if you do not have any children or pets to worry about, you may still want to check your home while you’re away. This can be just as important as other security camera uses. For instance, if you happen to go on vacation and are expecting a package, a wireless home security camera like the Pro 4 or Arlo 2nd Gen Video Doorbells can let you know when your package arrives. Plus, installing a wired camera like the Arlo 2nd Gen Essential Indoor Camera can help you keep an eye on your living room while you’re away.
The first step in protecting your home against thieves? Install outdoor and indoor security cameras to monitor all entry points and deter trespassers. It’s no secret that a visible video doorbell or outdoor security camera deters thieves because they know they are being watched. Perhaps the most important use out of the many possible indoor security camera uses is to deter criminals or home invaders from entering your home. With no visible cars out front and with everyone off at work for the day, trespassers take this time to enter homes unopposed.
The information your security camera holds can be of invaluable help to the police for their investigation and eventual apprehension of the invaders. In the unlikely event your home does get invaded and motion detection activity zones are triggered, local storage on a microSD card or videos kept on the Cloud through a subscription like Arlo Secure can be critical to filing a police report.
Perhaps your indoor Wi-Fi camera caught a glimpse of identifying features of your trespasser’s face or a critical label? Available in 2K or HD, the Arlo 2nd Gen Essential Indoor Wired Security Camera has a 130° Field of View and night-vision capability so you can catch every detail day or night.
One of the more uncommon security camera uses is to document a natural disaster for insurance purposes. If your home were to become flooded or suffer damage due to an earthquake, having video proof of this disaster occurring can actually help your insurance company process the damages faster and more accurately, allowing you and your family to get back on your feet quicker and easier than if you didn’t have the video evidence.
Pro tip: You can see all the details with the right home security subscription plan in place. Options like the Arlo Safe & Arlo Secure Plans keep your family and home protected with just one tap. Need to file an insurance claim? See what triggered an alert through a short video clip from your phone’s lock screen. Plus, view, share, and save 30 days of video and event recordings from anywhere.
The plethora of security camera benefits offered by options like the Arlo 2nd Gen Essential Indoor Security Camera—can help you keep both your family and your home safe and secure 24/7. Not sure where to start? Build your very own DIY Home Security Camera System today with a bundle builder. Be sure to check out our many home cameras or even compare cameras side by side with each other to find the one that works best for you.