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 2021-04-18 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 with two-year battery life and motion detection – 3 camera kit
41,420 Reviews
Blink Outdoor – wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera with two-year battery life and motion detection – 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.
Security Camera Outdoor, Voger 360° View WiFi Home Security Camera System 1080P with IP66 Weatherproof Motion Detection Night Vision 2-Way Audio Cloud Camera Works with Alexa and Google Home
2,241 Reviews
Security Camera Outdoor, Voger 360° View WiFi Home Security Camera System 1080P with IP66 Weatherproof Motion Detection Night Vision 2-Way Audio Cloud Camera Works with Alexa and Google Home
  • [EASIER TO CONNECT] Setting up is a breeze via scanning QR code. A stronger wifi antenna and optional LAN cable connection allow Voger security camera outdoor to have a more stable connection.
  • [WIDER TO MONITOR] 1080P FHD & 12 infrared lights provide you a crisp image day and night. 355° horizontal and 110° vertical rotation range, you just need one wifi camera to cover all corners you want to monitor.
  • [IDEAL FOR OUTDOOR] With motion detection, body tracking, and 2-way audio, this outdoor camera connects you and the outside world. IP66 weatherproof lets it stand by all the time no matter rainy, snowy or sizzling tough weather.
Wireless Security Camera System, Victure 1080P 8 Channel NVR 4PCS Outdoor WiFi Surveillance Camera with IP66 Waterproof, Night Vision, Motion Alert, Remote Access, No Hard Disk
643 Reviews
Wireless Security Camera System, Victure 1080P 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.
Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, 1080 HD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, Works with Alexa – 1 camera
97,125 Reviews
Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, 1080 HD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, Works with Alexa – 1 camera
  • 1080P HD indoor, plug-in security camera with motion detection and two way audio that lets you monitor the inside of your home day and night.
  • Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most.
  • See, hear, and speak to people and pets in your home on your smartphone with Blink Mini’s live view and two-way audio features (live view is not continuous).
MTM 8CH 5MP Security Camera Systerm Outdoor Camera for Home Security H265+Wired DVR and 4pcs HD Waterproof CCTV Camera Surveillance Cameras with Night Vision Easy Remote Access Motion Alert
61 Reviews
MTM 8CH 5MP Security Camera Systerm Outdoor Camera for Home Security H265+Wired DVR and 4pcs HD Waterproof CCTV Camera Surveillance Cameras with Night Vision Easy Remote Access Motion Alert
  • 【5MP HD Security Camera Systerm Camera】True 5 MP HD camera(rather than 5MP lite ),advanced H.265 + high-efficiency video compression, keeping high-quality videos at low bit rates, home CCTV cameras carry 36 LED lights, which get the better night vision effect than 24 lights,every image you get will be high definition and detailed,you can enjoy the long recording .
  • 【Upgrade Process Indoor/Outdoor CCTV cameras】Weatherproof Cameras use metal shell, brushed texture, IP66 waterproof, explosion-proof, better heat dissipation performance, plug and play and easy settings, 24/7 monitoring, network cable connected to the router, can realize surveillance video and mobile APP remote viewing...
  • 【Motion Detection and Face Detection】Security Surveillance Camera System is equipped with human detection and face detection. Two functions are activated at the same time to capture pictures and reduce the false alarm rate of motion detection. Local or remote access, playback anytime, anywhere.
Zmodo Outdoor Security Camera (4 Pack), 1080p Full HD Wireless Cameras for Home Security with Night Vision, Cloud Service Available, White (ZM-W0002-4)
20,482 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.
NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 - Coverage Up to 1000 Sq Ft and 15 Devices with AC750 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (Up to 750Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design
52,990 Reviews
NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 - Coverage Up to 1000 Sq Ft and 15 Devices with AC750 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (Up to 750Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design
  • Extended wireless coverage: Adds WiFi range coverage up to 1000 square feet, and connects up to 15 devices such as laptops, smartphones, speakers, IP cameras, tablets, IoT devices, and more
  • AC750 WIFI speed: Provides up to 750Mbps performance using dual band and patented FastLane technology
  • Universal compatibility: Works with any wireless router, gateway, or cable modem with wifi. The product may not be compatible with routers or gateways with firmware that has been altered, is based on open source programs, or is non standard or outdated
XVIM 8CH 1080P Security Camera System Outdoor with 1TB Hard Drive Pre-Install CCTV Recorder 8pcs HD 1920TVL Outdoor Home Security Surveillance Cameras Night Vision Easy Remote Access Motion Alert
2,144 Reviews
XVIM 8CH 1080P Security Camera System Outdoor with 1TB Hard Drive Pre-Install CCTV Recorder 8pcs HD 1920TVL Outdoor Home Security Surveillance Cameras Night Vision Easy Remote Access Motion Alert
  • 【Security Camera System with 1TB Hard Drive】--The cctv security DVR recorder with 1TB hard drive pre-installed,it's ready to record,you can set up to auto, manual and motion detection recording,you can also remote playback and live view the video on smartphone.
  • 【Indoor/outdoor CCTV cameras with Night Vision】--This Home Security System come with 8 PCS 1080P HD 2.0 Megapixels Security Cameras with IR cut 100ft Night Vision. the IP66 Weatherproof Cameras can be used Indoor and Outdoor.
  • 【Easy& Quick Remote Access】--Connect the system with internet,Scan the QR code to Download the free APP on smart phone or Tablet(work with Android and IOS system),and add the device information on free phone APP, just 3 steps, you can remote monitoring the cameras on mobile device anytime.

Last update on 2021-04-18 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.