How to Design a Security Camera System for a Small House

Here's how a surveillance camera system for a smaller home would look: (assume a house that is less than 50 foot across). If you have a larger and more irregularly shaped house, see this floorplan or if you have a long driveway, check out this floorplan.

small home security camera system

Explanation

Goals: The goal of this surveillance system is to guard the front of the house and the passageways to the back yard.

The Green cones are the line of sight for our most commonly used camera: the Warrior 2.0. You will have a clear enough picture with these cameras to be able to ID someone at 50 feet, because they shoot in 1080P at 30 pictures per second.

The Red cones are the line of sight for our camera that does a wider angle: the Deputy 2.0. You will have a clear enough picture with these cameras to be able to ID someone at 40 feet, because they shoot in 1080P at 30 pictures per second and a 110 degree angle of view.

We've placed one camera near the door so that you can get the best shot possible of people entering the house.

A camera on either side of the house prevents unauthorized access to the back of the yard, as well as the side entrances to the house. In this scenario the home owner has five separate entrances, which gives an intruder more options to enter.


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The Warrior 2.0 - 26BF2



Resolution

1080p HD

1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

Detect: 100 ft
Recognize: 50 ft
Identify: 25 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 4mm
85° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Larger image sensor for low light

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Digital Wide Dynamic Range

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Warrior is our most popular camera model. It is tied with the Deputy in terms of how easy it is to install and position, since neither camera requires you to remove any part of the camera to screw it into the wall/ceiling/soffit. This makes it ideal for outdoor use as you don't have a tendency to trap moisture in the lens, as is common with dome cameras, where you have to remove the outer glass dome to mount them. The 81 degree lens is great balance between covering a large area and identifying faces and license plates. Although you can use this camera inside or out, the most common use of the Warrior models (the camera comes in 2MP, 4MP, or 8MP) is to cover the side of buildings or large sections of yards.

Sample Photos taken by the Warrior 2.0. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT
view at 10 feet from a 4mm 85 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 20 feet from a 4mm 85 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 50 feet from a 4mm 85 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 75 feet from a 4mm 85 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 100 feet from a 4mm 85 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera

detection

Detect someone up to 100 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 50 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 25 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.




The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2



Resolution

1080p HD

1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

Detect: 75 ft
Recognize: 40 ft
Identify: 20 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


Indoor/Outdoor

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 2.8mm
110° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Digital Wide Dynamic Range

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

If this is your exact scenario, a system is listed below that will secure your property.

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