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Your Guide to Indoor Security Cameras.

Find a solution you can count on with this smart buyer’s guide to indoor cameras.

Contents

Is an Indoor Camera Right for You?

Top Features to Look For in An Indoor Camera

Keep Your Indoor Cameras Hidden

Indoor vs. Outdoor Cameras

Secure Your Cameras the Smart Way

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Your Indoor Camera Journey, Simplified.

The home security industry’s growing up fast. In fact, experts estimate the indoor home security cameras market will reach $9.7 billion by 2023—so now’s a good time to invest.

Yet, we get that when perusing indoor cameras online, the amount of options might seem overwhelming. That’s why the safety experts at Frontpoint want to simplify your journey.

We’ve created this go-to Indoor Camera Guide to help you discover today’s most essential indoor camera features, so you can walk into the store—or click “buy”—with confidence.

Is an Indoor Camera Right for You?

You might have some nice neighbors, but even the kindest on the block won’t be able to keep constant, vigilant watch over your living room. We don’t blame them. Instead, entrust technology to the job with an indoor home camera system.

Many of today’s indoor cameras offer a robust selection of features, including motion-activated video for targeted clips and the ability to view live and recorded footage from your smartphone for remote accessibility.

Cheaper than hiring a full-time security guard, indoor surveillance cameras keep watch 24/7 wherever you put them—from your living room bookshelf to beside the baby’s crib. After all, some things deserve an extra pair of eyes.

A few things you can do with an indoor camera:

  • Peek in on the puppy between meetings at work
  • Catch up with grandkids via two-way talk
  • Check on the baby—even in their pitch-black room—with infrared night vision

Top Features to Look For in An Indoor Camera.

Remote Monitoring

When you want to confirm that your dog walker or babysitter got in safely, an indoor camera with remote monitoring lets you view live video clips from your smartphone while you’re in line at the store.

Network Encryption

A network security protocol such as a WPA2—Wi-Fi Protected Access—arms your indoor camera system with a unique encryption key that’s more difficult to crack than a simple password.

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Night Vision

Look for a low-light sensitive indoor camera with heat-sensing infrared night vision. LEDs project a light frequency that lets you see suspicious activity—or your sleeping pup—even with the lights off.

Motion-Activated Recording

There’s no need to sift through hours of footage when just a few seconds will do. Opt for an interior security camera that only records video when someone walks by for the most efficient video solution.

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Premium Indoor Camera.

  • High-resolution indoor camera with audio capability
  • Two-way talk
  • Syncs with smart home devices
  • 180-degree field of view
  • Easy, DIY installation
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Storage Capacity

Whether you want cloud-based storage or an external hard drive solution, consider the amount of data you’ll want to keep to inform your storage needs before you purchase an indoor camera.

Smartphone Notifications

Let your camera do the checking in for you. Choose an indoor video camera with customizable smartphone alerts so you can decide which activities you want to hear about—and those you don’t.

Two-Way Talk

Whether you want to say hello to the nanny and kids on your lunch break or check in with Grandma over the weekend, two-way talk means you can chat with anyone in your home with just one click.

HD Resolution

Sometimes all it takes is a few pixels to go from blurry to clarity. Look for an interior camera with HD resolution, so you can see each video clip clearly enough to use in a police investigation if needed.

Keep Your Indoor Cameras Hidden.

Hidden indoor cameras are often the best indoor cameras. Keep your security solutions to yourself by opting for a spot that an intruder—or a kiddo—wouldn’t think to look.

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Camouflage It

Disguise your camera behind a specially designed picture frame. Intruders will overlook it as a piece of typical wall art, but you’ll know better.

Fasten to Stuffed Animals

Sure, it’s a little E.T.-esque, but criminals will most likely not think to look here. Grab your kid’s favorite teddy bear—or one-eyed alien—and fasten your camera right on it.

Use Vertical Space

Another unlikely place for a burglar to look is right above their head. Use an adjustable tripod to affix your camera to your ceiling fan base, indoor tree, or light fixture.

Hide it in Plain Sight

Sometimes the sneakiest solution is the most overt one. Place your camera among other tech gadgets—perhaps on a desk or bookshelf—and it’ll blend right in.

Indoor vs. Outdoor Cameras.

When you want to secure your home on a budget, it might be tempting to buy an indoor surveillance camera for your front porch, or an outdoor camera for your living room.

But these home security cameras have distinctions for a reason, so let’s break it down. Here are a few basic characteristics of indoor vs. outdoor cameras to help you decide which option might be best for you.

Indoor Cameras

When you want to check on what’s important to you inside your home, an indoor camera shines. Designed with just-enough viewing angle and two-way talk, indoor cameras are ideal for midday check-ins with the nanny but subpar for surveying your sidewalk.

Choose an indoor camera if you:

  • Want an easy way to chat with kids who don’t have mobile devices
  • Have pets you’d like to check in on during the day
  • Have aging grandparents in another state you’d like to check in with
  • Need to monitor a young child’s night-time sleeping habits

Outdoor Cameras

If you’re looking for a way to monitor and record the activity outside your home, outdoor cameras might be the perfect fit. These surveillance cameras often have a hooded design, a wide viewing angle, and weatherproof capability—perfect for your driveway but overkill for your dining room.

Choose an outdoor camera if you:

  • Want to deter burglars from targeting your home
  • Want to record suspicious activity near your property
  • Need a weatherproof option to withstand the elements

Secure Your Cameras the Smart Way.

With data breaches consistently plaguing the tech industry, it might seem like a typical citizen can’t do much to protect themselves from a system hack. But as a home security consumer, you’ve got quite a bit of agency to keep hackers at bay. Follow these simple tips to secure your account and protect your info.

Secure Your Wireless Network With WPA2

Before installing an indoor camera, secure your Wi-Fi network with a security protocol such WPA2, which makes your system more difficult to hack by using a unique encryption key.

Don’t Skimp on a High-Quality Password

Sometimes the only thing between your information and a hacker is a few choice letters. Create a high-quality password that you don’t use anywhere else, and update it consistently.

Buy a Camera With Encryption

When you’ve got personal information floating through the airwaves, it’s smart to protect it. Opt for a camera with password protection or encryption technology for the utmost safety.

Stay on Top of Firmware Updates

Firmware—or more permanent software—acts as pre-programmed behavior to keep your camera running. Stay on top of updates to arm your camera with the latest available security.

Get a Free Frontpoint Quote.

Ready to give an indoor camera system a try? Frontpoint offers two wireless indoor camera options to match your budget and fit your lifestyle. Fill out our short form to get started today.

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