How to choose a surveillance camera for individuals?

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Are there any rules to follow?

If video surveillance is used in almost all businesses and in many public spaces, more and more individuals are deciding to equip themselves with surveillance cameras to protect their homes from intrusions. Unlike professionals, installing a camera for an individual does not impose any standard, regulation or declaration to the CNIL (National Commission for Computing and Liberties). You are only required to respect the privacy of those around you and not to film the public road. Just like conventional cameras, the price of surveillance cameras varies depending on their options: image quality, sound quality, lens size, remote flash activation, infrared option, zooms, facial recognition, etc.

The different formulas

There are now many formulas to effectively protect your home, by managing everything yourself or by delegating this task to agents. First, let’s see the connected camera: when a suspicious movement is detected the owner is alerted by a notification and can decide to watch what is happening live. There are also cameras linked to alarm systems for a dissuasive effect. At the same time, there are more and more complete kits that work by subscription for 24-hour monitoring by professionals who manage alerts and interventions themselves. Finally, for optimal and automatic protection, it is advisable to combine a surveillance camera connected to an alarm system and connected to a remote monitoring center, all of which can be controlled via your telephone.

Surveillance and privacy

If the most complete option may worry some as regards their privacy, some remote monitoring companies have set up a privacy mode, which can be activated via a mobile application. Among them is Protection 24, an expert in remote monitoring for 20 years. Their complete formula from 32 euros 70 per month (security-alarm-video-surveillance) or their simpler formula with just a remote surveillance camera (security-alarm-video-surveillance) each time include a detection system (camera or detector) linked to an alarm and connected to the monitoring center, all of which can be controlled remotely by the associated mobile application. The privacy mode can be activated with one click and at any time, to be protected without sacrificing your privacy.