Choosing a Video Surveillance system

We offer a wide range of solutions here at AP-Fusion, this gear has several permutations that provide you with home security according to your needs.  Security Solutions differ from one home to another, therefore upon inspection we prepare an installation plan based on the features and  pricing range.

How many areas in and around your home do you need surveillance for?

This is determined on the size and layout of the space in your home. Having a single or multiple cameras is complete dependent on the layers of security you are looking to adapt. For a security system to function at its optimum, you would require multiple units fitted if the number of rooms are more or if you need to cover a larger exterior area. A standard installation for an average home size in Goa we would recommend a minimum of four units assembled.  Keep in mind, an accurate solution is one that covers key areas of your home that include doorways, entrances, windows or other spaces where there are possibilities of a potential burglary. When covering these areas your system should be able to ‘see’ these spaces that are to be monitored.

A standard home surveillance system would include a combination of four or more cameras along with a digital recorder, video monitor, cables and a hard drive. Cc-Tv’s placements need to be planned in advance and also your system should give you the option to expand when need be, this would be the ability to add more cameras as per your requirements.

Are hidden cameras needed?

For residential as well as commercial security there is often the need for concealed  video security and therefore the traditional security cameras if visible may deter the happening of criminal activity due to its presence. The presence of a watchful eye is a not a solution therefore assess if you need a system that is concealed or not easily visible.

Visible security cameras are available in four main types

Box Cameras:

These are the most commonly used cameras used in homes and commercial spaces for video surveillance. These are visible units and have plenty of flexibility in usage, such as lenses are interchangeable give you a wider or narrower viewing angle you need to monitor

Dome Cameras:

Dome cameras  are a another type of commonly used camera type available in various sizes and are far less obstructive in comparison to box cameras. They can be mounted overhead as well and are easy to install. Security companies offer a wide variety of variants this space and these are also made available with interchangeable lenses.


These are features that allow flexibility in movement of a camera from side to side or swivel from the top and bottom. There cameras are mostly remote controlled and are often used in security installations that require a single camera surveillance.

Bullet Cameras:

These are available in multiple sizes and a few manufacturers also have the option of interchangeable lenses. Bullet cameras are very similar to Box Cameras are come with zoom lenses as well.

Indoor or Outdoor usage of the security equipment

Surveillance systems generally differ in configuration for the indoors and outdoors. Outdoor cameras tend to be much bulkier as compared to indoor unit’s which are smaller and weight lighter. There are manufactures though that create products mean for indoor as well as outdoor usage. Outdoor units have a enforced elements that need to withstand weather, extreme lighting and also attacks to vandalise therefore these tend to be more expensive.

Monitor and Recording your surveillance network

Storage and monitoring are vital aspects that capture feed from your cameras. Memory cards are used in a few cases where the volume of data is smaller. A few set-up’s also include a inbuilt memory card within the cameras itself and others need to be connected to a standalone device. Memory cards work well in the case of a single camera unit. Sophisticated home security installations use a dedicated DVR (Digital Video recorder)  that allows storage of video on a hard drive

Viewing live video streamed over the internet

With IP cameras as a part of your installation you have viewing capabilities via a browser  from any remote location that needs a internet connection. IP video servers are also available by a few providers that allow monitoring from any computer or smartphone