You are on the way to devise some ways to protect your home, but always the cost there worries you and leaves you with no decision. Yes, home security cameras the best solution for your home security but the cost these takes can vary with your need or the type of devices your security requires. So it is not always true that you will have to bear a huge cost on home security instead it is your need which will decide your cost. A home security camera can come with the feature of tilt, zoom, pan and so on but it never means all have such requirements which normally prove to be a costly affair.
Most you just need the simple coverage of your home and surroundings that normally cost a normal amount. And of course if you want all those hi-end facility even with such requirement it would be simply to overburden your budget. Simple coverage can be performed with a single camera which allows you to see the surrounding surrounding with one sitting. Although these wide angle cameras are better to cover more areas but it will hardly solve your purpose of watching narrowly your target objects.
Further if your home has any thing quite narrower by which either entry or exist can be watch, could be good position for installing wide angle camera there to see the objects much closer. In such condition your purposes can be solved even with a wide angle camera which has the feature of capturing a bit narrower area with its narrower width. By this you easily get to see who is entering your promises and what his exact postures are. These cameras will give a much better view by bringing you closer to the action and delivering a higher quality picture for these narrow areas.
The home security camera you are going to install can feature mainly tow types of recording systems. The first one is standardone DVR and the second one is PC-based DVR system. Normally here recording devices with your camera are a bit different from what you find with your other DVR or satellite / cable DVR so they also increase the cost on these devices accordingly. The stand alone cameras are normally suitable to record to keep record of every action with movements directly on to hard discs. This option allows you to watch any footage required even later that too in a more secured form. These DVRs provide the best basic system for home users. With the second one option you get a card that installs into your PC wit your any latest browser to provide inputs for the security cameras. The cameras then start recording with the help of included software onto the hard drive of the PC. This recording option is typically of advanced technology than the previous one and in result you get a higher resolution for picture and sound recording. So, the pc based security camera surveillance is a bit entrusted as it helps you see more pictures at a time while with stand alone you have to switchover to get new visuals each time.