During these pandemic times, when we are mostly home, we still need to ask whether the safety measures we had installed are enough to keep our home safe. After all, prevention is better than the cure. Safety depends on how well prepared your home security system is to prevent your home from burglaries. Aside from this, how good is your system in monitoring your home grounds? Or perhaps it’s time you had thermal imaging cameras installed.
Common features of a home security system
- Basics – The essential basics will always remain no matter how advanced the system is, such as sensors, door chimes, and a remote alarm monitoring service.
- Wireless technology – Today, smartphones and tablets now allow for home security control and monitoring, while still viable on desktops and laptops. A system is no longer dependent on telephone lines. Wireless sensors and cameras are now dependable as part of an overall system.
- Camera technology – Advances in video and imaging technology have improved the megapixel quality in cameras and smartphones. Video surveillance or CCTV cameras are now featured in vivid full-colour HD quality, good enough for any type of identification. Recording capacity is now at high capacity and counted in gigabytes. On top of this, security systems can also benefit from the addition of thermal imaging cameras.
What are thermal imaging cameras?
A thermal imaging camera is a heat signature imager that is essentially a heat sensor capable of detecting even the smallest difference in temperature. The camera collects the infrared radiation from objects and creates an electronic image based on information about the temperature differences. Aside from the infrared sensor, the camera also has an optical light lens that creates an image that superimposes over the infrared image, providing more context and detail to the infrared image.
As part of a security system, security cameras scanning the property outside a home may not have a clear image because of darkness. A thermal imaging camera picks up the heat signature of anything biological for quick identification, whether it’s a possum passing through your backyard or a burglar attempting to make a home invasion.
Why get a professional to install thermal imaging cameras?
The whole process of installing thermal imaging cameras needs the expertise of professionals. Thermal imaging can be included as part of a new home security system to be installed, or the present installed system can be upgraded with thermal imaging.
- Choosing the correct camera – Different applications require different types of thermal imaging cameras. However, choosing the right camera means talking with a professional installer. After all, you don’t need the kind of camera used by firefighters or in power stations.
- Software is important – You need the right software for your specific security application. You also need software and a system that will grow with your needs or can be upgraded. You may need to upgrade either with wide-angle lenses or telephoto lenses.
- Servicing – Once in operation, thermal imaging cameras rapidly become crucial to your home security system. Make sure that the installer can service your camera in the shortest possible time if a problem occurs.
Installation Services Queensland
At Installation Services Queensland (ISQ), we fully understand the need of homeowners opting for the ease of wireless, low-profile security systems that instantly provide alerts and incredible detail if issues arise. Home intrusion prevention is also on top of the list especially with families staying home more often. This includes the installation of thermal imaging cameras. Come and visit ISQ at https://isqld.net.au/ and talk with our professional staff about your needs and possible applications.