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 2020-09-27 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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All-new Blink Outdoor – wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera with two-year battery life and motion detection – 1 camera kit
170 Reviews
All-new Blink Outdoor – wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera with two-year battery life and motion detection – 1 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.
Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, KAMTRON 1080P Home Security Rechargeable Battery Powered Camera 2.4G WiFi with Night Vision, Motion Detection and 2-Way Audio, IP65 Waterproof,Cloud Service, White
  • 【Go Wireless With Unrivalled Battery Life】KAMTRON wireless security camera powered by a rechargeable battery, NO power cables, NO wall outlets, NO need to drill holes, installed freely - indoors or outdoors. Its 6000mAh battery works up to 4 – 5 MONTHS (when triggered within 10 times/day) after fully charged.
  • 【Smart PIR Motion Sensor & IR Night Vision】NO more false alarms caused by raining, snowing or bugs, for the Built-in Smart PIR Motion Sensor of this wifi camera only reacts to mammals or anything above temperature 86°F(30°C). Intelligent IR-CUT switch ensures clear images day and night, viewing distance up to 32 feet in pitch dark.
  • 【Encrypted Cloud Storage & 1080P Full HD】Your data is for your eyes only. That’s why it’s secured by 1024bit RSA Identified Encryption. ONLY you can access the data. Not a thief, not your neighbour, nor anyone from KAMTRON Security team. This IP Camera support up to 128GB micro SD card (not in the box). Check all your videos in 1080P resolution with 130°wide angle for crystal clear captures.
Outdoor Security Camera, Conico 1080P Home Surveillance Camera IP66 Waterproof WiFi IP Camera with Face Sound Motion Detection Night Vision Two Way Audio Cloud Storage 2.4G WiFi Connection
  • 【Intelligent AI Sound Detection】Conico outdoor security camera supports Motion/Sound/Face and Human Detection with adjustable sensitivity. It will send your alert messages, snapshot and record videos(more than 10S) when it triggers. Even the intruder break the security camera, you still can check these alert videos on cloud storage.
  • 【Compatibility&Cloud Storage】After connecting 2.4G WiFi network and enabling on Alexa, Conico home security camera can work with echo show and echo dot. You can use MIPC cloud or micro SD card(up to 128G) to store this ip security camera's videos or images.
  • 【Instant Alarm&Two Way Audio】Equipped with mic and speaker on the wireless secuirty camera, you can talk with the guest directly. The built-in deterrent alarm will keep the intruders far away from your home. Even if your are out for work, you can protect your home and property from loss via phone app.
YI 2pc Smart Home Camera, 1080p WiFi IP Indoor Security Surveillance System with 24/7 Emergency Response, AI Human Detection, Pet Monitor and Cloud Service Available, Compatible with Alexa & Google
  • Optional 24/7 Emergency Response Service - YI’s motion alerts and live video feeds are now equipped with the option to instantly involve Noonlight’s Certified Emergency Dispatchers, who coordinate with police, fire, and EMS agencies on customers’ behalf to ensure the situation is promptly handled. *Works with Alexa & Google.
  • Works With Alexa - Officially Alexa compatible and works with any screen-based Alexa device. You can use the Alexa Skill to turn on your camera or view its live feed with a simple voice command.
  • Activity Alerts - Set activity zone to receive notification of events that matter. Baby Crying Detection and Motion Detection features use state-of-the-art technology to detect and send notifications to your phone. Activity Alerts (1-day storage in YI Cloud) available free of charge without a microSD memory card or a YI Cloud subscription.
heimvision HM241 1080P Wireless Security Camera System, 8CH NVR 4Pcs Outdoor WiFi Surveillance Camera with Night Vision, Waterproof, Motion Alert, Remote Access, No Hard Disk
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heimvision HM241 1080P Wireless Security Camera System, 8CH NVR 4Pcs Outdoor WiFi Surveillance Camera with Night Vision, Waterproof, Motion Alert, Remote Access, No Hard Disk
  • Plug & Play and Easy Setup: The wireless cameras are paired with the NVR system at 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. (Refer to the manual for further usage)
  • IP66 Weatherproof Security Camera: Records in 1080P HD to capture crisp images, provide HD live video, ensures smooth footage day and night with 2.0 Megapixel bullet cameras. Up to 65ft Night Vision. The IP cameras are rated as dust-tight and waterproof. Best choice for your outdoor home security
  • Motion Detection and Email Alert: Smart notifications with email/ snapshot alerts will be pushed to your smartphone when motion is detected. Customize your own detection plan and zone for each camera, you will get extra peace of mind by receiving instant alerts and get notified of what's happening
Mini Spy Camera 4K Wireless Hidden Camera Portable HD WiFi Nanny Cam with Night Vision and Motion Detection Smallest Security Surveillance Camera with Phone App for Indoor/Home/Apartment/Office
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  • 【4K Ultra HD Night Vision Mini Nanny Cam with 150°Wide Angle】- Puoneto nanny camera has a good performance in recording with ultra HD 4K video resolution.This Puoneto 4K hidden nanny cam comes with CMOS Sensor, allows you to faithfully reproduce every aspect of the scene with harmonious colors. The wifi nanny cam features covert design of 6 IR lights with non-luminance and 5m night vision distance.Greater scope of vision view and captures details clearly even in full dark environments.
Home Security Camera, Littlelf 1080P Indoor WiFi Surveillance IP Camera with Manual Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Human Motion Dectetion for Pet/Office/Baby Monitor, Worked with Alexa - 2 Pack
  • 🌗【Manual Night Vision & 2-Way Audio】 With 6 IR LEDs in complete darkness and soft light, you can see what's going on day and night. You also can turn off via the Littlelf smart camera APP. Our wireless security camera allows two-way communication with your loved ones via your smartphone at anytime, anywhere.
  • 🏃【Human Motion Detection & Real Time Alerts】Our indoor security camera supports only detecting human motion which can reduce false alarms caused by light changes or fly. Alert notifications will be sent to your phone immediately. Adjust the sensitivity of the detectionany to ensure that you are not bothered by frequent alerts.
  • 🔠【Multi-users & Multiple View】This baby monitor supports many users (No limit) to view simultaneously on iPhone, Android phone and iPad. You could share your camera with friends and family for good moments. Littlelf Smart app can manage mutiple cameras and display 4 live videos on one screen, help you keep up with everything in your house.

Last update on 2020-09-27 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.