The market is getting flooded with video surveillance products. There are offerings of varying costs and quality on every online marketplace. Quality is where we are going to focus today. When purchasing a video surveillance system as you will soon learn quality is one of the most important features.
Let’s get to the root of why you want a video surveillance system. People purchase these systems for the protection of their families and personal property. The bonus of a video system is if there is an unwanted event you have a video record. These video records have been proven to assist police and law enforcement in the capture of the guilty parties and the return of personal items. However, how many times have you seen grainy video footage on the local news that obscures the face of the subject of the story?
Today we are going to look at a piece of hardware that not only captures high definition images but is also feature rich. The Ring Floodlight Cam captures stunning 1080p HD Video. The built-in night-vision feature allows you to capture at this quality day or night. Not only is the video crystal clear the Ring Floodlight Cam also features Facial Detection and Object Detection.
Once mounted the Ring Floodlight Cam has an impressive 270 degrees field of view. Unwanted guests that step into the area will set off the motion-activated camera and two 3000° Kelvin floodlights. This is where the Ring Floodlight Cam gets cool. Once tripped you will get an alert on your smartphone or tablet. You will be able to see in real-time (and in HD) the person that tripped the system. With the Ring Floodlight Cam’s talkback feature you can request the unwanted party to leave or trigger the remote-activated 110-decibel alarm. To give you a base of reference 100 dbs is louder than most jets taking off or your average rock concert.
Making this gem of a security device even more attractive is it operates on an 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connection. Seeing it requires a minimum upload speed of 1Mbps you won’t even notice is taking up any Wi-Fi bandwidth. 2Mbps is recommended for optimal performance still a minor recommendation given the bandwidth of modern internet connections.
The great thing about the Floodlight Cam is the user owns the hardware. Ring users can opt to pay no additional fees after purchasing the device. With the equipment purchase, you will receive instant alerts, stream video & audio and live view.
Ring also has a small three dollar per month plan for video recording and storage per device per month. Users with multiple devices can opt into the Protect program which gives the user unlimited cameras for $100 per year and a lifetime hardware warranty. If your Ring malfunctions or gets damaged, they’ll replace it for free. The Protect program is significant savings when compared to the fees other home security companies charge for outdated technology.
So, you can buy into a less expensive system, but you need to think of the price of ownership. After years of replacing parts and cameras, your cost for a less expensive system will balloon past the cost of the Ring system.
If you do any research about protecting and securing your home one suggestion repeatedly comes up. Get a yard sign. When thieves are casing a neighbourhood they will instinctively pass the houses with alarms and looks for softer targets. Like everything Ring does their yard sign is a step above the others. The Ring Solar Security Sign is self-illuminating making sure intruders will see it at night. Making the sign even slicker, it is solar powered, charging by day and glowing by night.