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How to Choose the Right Smart Surveillance Camera System for You?
Outdoor monitoring in order to increase home security is a booming market, since it is a cheap method to help protect your home or property. But there are many devices out there on different prices, offering an extremely vast number of different options. So the best thing to consider is to focus on what is the right solution based on what are your own preferences when it comes to camera security. This is why we have aligned several important questions that you need to come forward with yourself before actually choosing the right security camera for you, even if it’s not the best one in this list.
What is the surveillance area that you would like to cover with your security camera?
Most cameras have variable viewing angle which allows them to monitor a lot more area in square metres in comparison to traditional IP cameras. This is why, if you want to cust costs and are dealing with a location which is wide, it is reccomended to focus on wider field of view (FOV) when choosing cameras.
What quality of the image and recording is acceptable for you?
A very important factor is how much you are willing to compromise when it comes to camera quality which again, depends on your situation. If your camera is located on a wide area and you would like to see what is going on far away in your area of surveillance, you should focus more on HD cameras with higher pixel rate and higher zoom capabilities and more storage to save the higher quality video.
Does the security camera feature night vision and what type is it?
Some security cameras have level 1 night vision which is pleain and simple and sufficient enough if you want to focus on catching burglars in your home. But if you wamnt more than that, simple IR (Infrared) on the cameras fro night vision wont cut it. You will need higher level of night vision capabilities and some consumers even go military by purchasing cameras with thermal vision, catching hidden objects. Again, it all depends on the terrain you are surveying and the more LEDs used in a camera, the farther range the device has.
What is the camera’s appearance?
There are old school cameras which look just like what they are meant to be and they show the direction to which they are pointed at. These are extremely convenient if you want the intruders to know they are being watched, but their weakness is the direction they are pointing at. There are more concealed camers out there as well, which are similar to a half-ball and are definitely a good choice, since they do not reveal information to where they are pointed at and crooks are likely to be more scared of those.
What are the IP camera’s features?
There are some users who consider some features of the cameras, like being wireless mandatory and there are those for who this is not that important. Another feature to note is if the access to the camera is easy and you can check it from a mobile device or not. In addition to this, it is important to note that some users consider it mandatory to have control over the camera and allow it to have zoom, tilting, pan and other features, which is also an important detail. For almost every user, an important feature of te camera is it’s size and scalability, since most of them allow for various different mechanisms. Furthermore, in addition to this, many also consider what budget they are willing to spend for such a camera and what type of energy saving features will the cameras have so that it’s operating costs become smaller.
So after we have had it all laid down for you, here are the 10 best IP surveillance cameras out there.
Nest Security Camera Review
Nest is in the lead again with yet another one of it’s smart devices, which is it’s camera. The camera is slick looking, completely weatherproof and it also plugs into power directly, eliminating the need to worry about your batteries dying. The camera is also quite convenient and saves a lot of time, since it has sensors which listen in for loud sounds, for instance a boom or a breaking sound of some sort and when the decibel level becomes disturbingly high, the camera immediately sends an alert to the administrator with a snapshot of the event and several pictures in it’s Nest app as well during 3 hours time span.
In addition to notifying you via the Nest app, by sending pictures, the camera also has a speaker build in, along with a microphone and both of these allow you to communicate via the camera so that you become in partial control of your home, even if you are away from it.
In addition to this, the Nest camera also works with other Nest devices as well, such as the smart thermostat and their smart lightbulbs and all of these smart devices can make your home interconnected and smart. So what Nest offers is a complete system of solutions for a home, which make you it’s master from far away, making it especially useful if you have children.
Hikivision DS-2CD3132 3MP Dome IP Camera Review
This unique and rugged IP camera is not one of the famous ones, but it is definitely there to do the job for you. The camera has quite the small dimensions, making it perfect to be mounted in more concealed places. The lens of the camera includes 28 LED lights which help boost the night vision range to up to 30 metres, which is ideal for a large home or field and when we add the ruggedness of this device, making it resistant to vandalism, it makes it an ideal outdoor camera to operate with. In addition to this, the camera is also certified for being waterproof as well as weatherproof. It can also perform smart activities, such as scan for a specfic type of objects entering or exiting the screen and notify the user if any changes in the environment occur. The camera naturally communicates via RJ-45 ethernet cable and AC adapter cable for power supply. It can also rotate itself and has configurable saturation, brightness, contrast and other configuration features. It is also connectible wirelessly via 2.4 GHz wireless mode plus it also supports NAS storage connectivity. It’s alarms can be triggered from motion detection, storage exception (if an object is gone from the image) and intrusion detection, so it’s quite a smart gadget as well.
Lynx WiFi Solar Outdoor Security Camera
This geniously developed device does not require any type of power to be ran, especially if you live at sunny places. This is because this is an Outdoor security camera that is not only smart and contains advanced features, such as cnnectivity via WiFi and Facial Recognition, but also a standalone power management system. The unique camera requires only 1 sunny day to work for up to 7 days and it can even remain operational when you are out of electricity making it an ideal protection device. The facial recognition feature of the camera not only recognizes faces, but it can also let you save faces in a whitelist and each time an unfamiliar face which is not in this list is detected you will get a notification via the Tend Secure mobile app. In addtion to this, for maximum security and service, you also get a lifetime free seven-day cloud storage, meaning that your recordings are stored for up to 7 days in the cloud and each 7 days the recording begins anew and this is for all the time you use the camera. The camera also shoots in a Fulle HD 1080P video and has a two way audio setup and in addition to this it is also weatherproof and features nightvision. However, what makes it better thatn the other cameras in this list is it’s advanced features that are offered at an extremely easy setup mode that will take no longer than few minutes after you set up the camera itself. All of this for a camera that can contact you from anywhere in the world, especially if you connect it to a standalone 4G Wi-Fi router, which has an independent power source.
Amcrest 720P HD Security System Review
This insane set of 8 security cameras is perfect if you have a vast area to monitor. It has a complete plug and play setup which can allow yout to watch the area you desire live from your smartphone in several steps’ setup. Not only this, but the camera also allows the recording of up to 360 hours video time which is more than two weeks of recording time and all of this can be backed up via USB, connected to another device. But you won’t need much of a backup, because the system feature sa 2 terabyte hard drive. Regarding viewing angle, it is not as impresisve as the Nest’s 130 degree one, but it has more than sufficient 75 degree viewing angle on all it’s cameras.
The cameras which are included in the Amcres system are 8 in total number and they also feature 1.0MP pixel size with 1270x720p video quality running at 30 frames per second. The cameras also feature remote viewing angle and widescreen viewing capability on all web browsers on Windows and Mac machines plus mobile devices which are Android and IOS as well.
There is no need for heavy setup functions, since the cameras system has a ready plug and play setup which immediately begins after you scan the QR code from it’s DVR module with your “Amcrest View” app, to begin administering and using the cameras for playback and live viewing configuration. In addition to this, the device is rather impressive when it comes to security as well, featuring more rugged security in comparison to IP cameras via it’s DVR functions which can assure a single access point for all of the cameras.
In addition to CE and FCC certification of the power supplies and the ruggedness certificate IP-67, the device also includes 1 year warranty and a lifetime support.
Swann SWNVW-485 Smart IP Camera Review
Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System
This unique security system is extremely innovative and very compatible when it comes to connection. It can be bough in a single unit or muli-packages which allows for the user to choose the level of monitoring he wants. Created partially by NetGear the camera also provides connection via an app and other security functions such as motion detection, sent to the user’s smartphone, weatherproofing and 1GB secure storage in the cloud. It also has batteries and the ability to mount extra hardware that is compatible to it. What is the best about these unique looking and innovative cameras is that while they provide HD video, they send it directly to your smartphone. The perfect camera if you want a simple and easy setup for your home’s interior or exterior (or both). The best part of the camera is that it’s wireless connectivity allows for wire-free setup which is as easy as sticking a chewing gum to the wall. When we talk about the quality of the Arlo Smart Home camera, it does not dissapoint with HD camera and night vision added, even though it does not support as much range as we hoped it would.
Foscam FI9900PR Ourdoor HD Wireless IP Camera Review
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