Types Of Surveillance And Security Cameras

A security camera can let you check in on your home or business from anywhere at anytime. It doesn’t matter if you are across town or in another country, you can quickly and easily view your property on your smartphone, tablet or computer to ensure that everything is ok. Many of the latest surveillance cameras and systems can be set up to record automatically when they detect motion and to send you an alert to notify you of any potential intruders.

Cameras are available in a variety of different configurations to fit every requirement. Choosing the right type of product will ensure that it meets your needs and will provide years of service.

Last update on 2021-05-16 PST / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Types of Security And Surveillance Cameras

Remote Home Monitoring Systems

These systems are designed to look after your house and property. Many can be connected to an alarm system as well or come with a siren to scare off any intruders. They provide video coverage with one or more cameras and usually record either to a hard disk drive (HDD) or to a cloud based service. The latest models allow for two way talk so that you can confront anybody that is on knocking on your door and determine if they are a threat or not, for example a delivery driver or door to door salesperson.

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Blink Outdoor - wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera, two-year battery life, motion detection, set up in minutes – 3 camera kit
47,766 Reviews
Blink Outdoor - wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera, two-year battery life, motion detection, set up in minutes – 3 camera kit
  • Blink Outdoor is a wireless battery-powered HD security camera that helps you monitor your home day or night with infrared night vision.
  • With long-lasting battery life, Outdoor runs for up to two years on two AA lithium batteries (included).
  • Outdoor is built to withstand the elements to help you protect your home inside or out, come rain or shine.
ZOSI 1080P Security Camera System with 1TB Hard Drive H.265+ 8CH 5MP Lite HD-TVI Video DVR Recorder with 4X HD 1920TVL 1080P Indoor Outdoor Weatherproof CCTV Cameras ,Motion Alert,Remote Access
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ZOSI 1080P Security Camera System with 1TB Hard Drive H.265+ 8CH 5MP Lite HD-TVI Video DVR Recorder with 4X HD 1920TVL 1080P Indoor Outdoor Weatherproof CCTV Cameras ,Motion Alert,Remote Access
  • 【H. 265/H.265+ 8CH 5MP Lite HD-TVI DVR】--With the advanced H. 265 technology, which could double the data compression ratio, keep the high quality video even with low bit-rate, it allows you to maximize storage space and enjoy ultra-long recording.
  • 【Expandable camera system】-this is 8Channel 4-in-1 DVR which supports analog HD-TVI CVI AHD camera It provides you the flexibility to extend additional cameras You can add more 4pcs 720P or 1080P Bullet or dome cameras
  • 【Built in 1TB Security Grade Hard Drive】-- Support ultra-long continuous recording and backup by USB. Dvr can be set to automatically overwrite the oldest internally stored footage or you can transfer those video files by USB to a memory stick or external hard Drive.
Wyze Cam v3 1080p HD Indoor/Outdoor Video Camera for Security, Pets, Baby Monitor, w/Color Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & Google
3,647 Reviews
Wyze Cam v3 1080p HD Indoor/Outdoor Video Camera for Security, Pets, Baby Monitor, w/Color Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & Google
  • Color Night Vision: Record night time video in full, vivid color in environments up to 25x darker than traditional cameras.
  • Indoor/Outdoor (IP65): The Wyze Cam v3 is a wired water-resistant, video camera that you can confidently install outside in the rain or inside in the kids’ room.
  • Motion & Sound detection: The Wyze Cam records video when motion & sound are detected and sends an alert to your phone. Motion Detection Zones let you adjust the sensitivity of detection.
Zmodo Outdoor Security Camera (4 Pack), 1080p Full HD Wireless Cameras for Home Security with Night Vision, Cloud Service Available, White (ZM-W0002-4)
21,421 Reviews
Zmodo Outdoor Security Camera (4 Pack), 1080p Full HD Wireless Cameras for Home Security with Night Vision, Cloud Service Available, White (ZM-W0002-4)
  • 【Security-focused Hardware】Zmodo outdoor security camera is metal-made to resist extreme harsh weather, thus has a longer life. Enhanced antennas provide you with a stronger signal and wider Wi-Fi connection.
  • 【True 1080p HD Live Video Day and Night】Watch your home in true 1080p Full HD day and night, and see up to 65ft away in the dark. Videos can be viewed anywhere anytime from iOS or Android mobile devices and tablets, or web view on PCs.
  • 【Smarter Motion Detection】Be notified with a key image of an event when Zmodo outdoor camera detects an movement, so that you can take a sneak peak of what happened immediately. Tap into the app to check the motion video clips for more details.
ANNKE 5MP Lite 8CH Security Surveillance Camera System H.265+ Wired DVR and (8)×1080P HD Weatherproof CCTV Camera System, 100ft Night Vision, Easy Remote Access, 1TB Hard Drive--Y200
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ANNKE 5MP Lite 8CH Security Surveillance Camera System H.265+ Wired DVR and (8)×1080P HD Weatherproof CCTV Camera System, 100ft Night Vision, Easy Remote Access, 1TB Hard Drive--Y200
  • 【8CH 5MP Lite 5-in-1 DVR/8pcs 1080P HD Weatherproof Cameras】Enjoy 1080P crystal clear image day or night with the camera's automatic IR-cut filter; night vision covers up to 30m/100ft. With IP66 weatherproof housing, cameras can be used indoors and outdoors.
  • 【H.265+ Video Compression】As the most efficient and cutting-edge compression technology, H.265+ considerably improves compression efficiency, without sacrificing video quality. It allows you to maximize storage space and enjoy ultra-long recording, 7x longer than H.264.
  • 【UL-Certified & Multi-Level Encryptions】 All ANNKE device passed every severe testing of UL, ensuring every product is safe to use and extremely durable. The system is secured by ANNKE private protocols & multi-level encryptions. Customers need to set up the activation password before configuring the device, and can only access the device by entering the correct verification code.
heimvision HM241 1080P Wireless Security Camera System, 8CH NVR 4Pcs Home Outdoor WiFi Surveillance Camera with Night Vision, Waterproof, Motion Alert, Remote Access, No Hard Disk
6,587 Reviews
heimvision HM241 1080P Wireless Security Camera System, 8CH NVR 4Pcs Home Outdoor WiFi Surveillance Camera with Night Vision, Waterproof, Motion Alert, Remote Access, No Hard Disk
  • 【Plug & Play and Easy Setup】The security cameras are paired with the NVR system at the manufacturing site. Just power on and serve yourself with 24/7 surveillance. Perfect for villa, home, office, shop, hotel, warehouse, school, business, or elsewhere you wish. (❤Note: All Cameras Need to Be Plugged In the Power Supply/Outlet for 24/7 Recording)
  • 【Weatherproof Security Camera】Records in 1080P HD to capture crisp images, provide HD live video, ensures smooth footage day and night with 2MP security cameras. Up to 65ft Night Vision. The outdoor IP66 security cameras are rated as dust-tight and waterproof. Best choice for your outdoor home and office security.
  • 【Motion Detection and Email Alert】Smart notifications with email/ snapshot alerts will be pushed to your smartphone when motion is detected via wireless security cameras. Get extra peace of mind by receiving instant alerts and get notified of what's happening by the security camera system. (❤Note: Hard Drive is not Included)
Victure 1080P Wireless Security Camera System, 8 Channel NVR 4PCS Outdoor WiFi Surveillance Camera with IP66 Waterproof, Night Vision, Motion Alert, Remote Access, No Hard Disk
834 Reviews
Victure 1080P Wireless Security Camera System, 8 Channel NVR 4PCS Outdoor WiFi Surveillance Camera with IP66 Waterproof, Night Vision, Motion Alert, Remote Access, No Hard Disk
  • Plug and Play & Easy Setup: The wireless security cameras is paired with the NVR system at the manufacturing plant. Just connect the power supply, you can enjoy 24*7 monitoring service. Inserting a 1TB hard drive (not included) can save one and a half month of continuous recording video, which is very suitable for villas, homes, offices, shops, hotels, warehouses, schools, businesses or other places you want.(❤Note: All Cameras Need to Be Plugged In the Power Supply/Outlet)
  • Multiple Devices can be Connected: Connect the wireless security NVR system to router then download free app ''Eseecloud' into your windows & Mac, Pad, or Android or iOS. You can remote access simultaneously on multiple devices at any time, anywhere with Wi-Fi/ 2G/ 3G/ 4G. You will never miss out on a moment with remote and local playback.(❤Note: Monitor&HDD is not Included)
  • Motion Detection and Email Alert: Smart notifications with email/snapshot alerts will be sent to your mailbox when motion is detected. Customize your own detection zone for each camera, you will get extra peace of mind by receiving instant alerts to avoid frequent alarm.
ANNKE 5MP Lite Security Camera System Outdoor 8 Channel H.265+ DVR and 8X1920TVL IP66 Weatherproof Home CCTV Cameras, Smart Playback, Instant Email Alert with Images, 1TB Hard Drive - E200
2,049 Reviews
ANNKE 5MP Lite Security Camera System Outdoor 8 Channel H.265+ DVR and 8X1920TVL IP66 Weatherproof Home CCTV Cameras, Smart Playback, Instant Email Alert with Images, 1TB Hard Drive - E200
  • 【8 pcs 1080p HD Weatherproof Cameras】 Get 2MP Full HD crystal images (1920 X 1080) both day & night. View sharp images in complete darkness with 100 ft night vision distance. Brave all extremely cold/hot weather with IP66 weatherproof, perfect for outdoor and indoor use.
  • 【H.265+ Video Compression with 1 TB Hard Drive】The H.265+ coding improves compression and transmission efficiency without sacrificing video quality and saves the HDD storage space greatly. Get 24/7 recordings with the 1 TB HDD and record 7x longer videos than H.264 systems.
  • 【ANNKE Secure Encryptions】The system is secured by ANNKE private protocols and most hackproof encryptions to protect the stream from hackers. Customers need to set up the activation password before configuring the device. With the secure two-factor verification, customers can only access the device by entering the correct verification code.

Last update on 2021-05-16 PST / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Security Camera Kits And DVRs

Kits and DVR systems are a great option if you need multiple cameras to provide completer coverage at your home or business. These systems usually come in 4 channel, 8 channel or 16 channel configurations allowing for 4 cameras, 8 cameras or 16 cameras to be hooked up. Some systems can be upgraded with additional cameras if needed. Recorded video is usually kept on a hard disk drive (HDD) on the DVR unit with typical sizes ranging from 1TB to 2TB or more of recording space. Remote operation can be achieved through your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Cameras are usually either bullet style or dome style depending on the users need. Bullet styles offer many different video resolutions, mounting types and remote controls, while dome cameras are great where more coverage is needed.

Wireless cameras offer easier setup as they do not require a cable running back to the DVR system however in many cases they still require a power cable to operate.

Indoor and outdoor models are offered depending on where the cameras need to be installed. Outdoor units are designed to operate in rain, snow and other adverse conditions so always make sure that any camera being used outside meets the required standards.

Wifi Webcams

Wifi webcams are the easiest and less expensive way to add home surveillance. They are usually a single unit that you can place anywhere in your house. They offer remote viewing, two way talk and motion detector features on the latest models. An app lets you view live or recorded video on a smartphone, pc or tablet. These are sometimes called wireless IP cameras.