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What are good security cameras for home use?

September 21, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Security Cameras

I’m looking for a security camera that I can use outdoors with night vision because I have been receiving a lot of pranks.
Wireless cameras would be great but wired ones are good too!

You could check out the Cisco-Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera. With its high-performance network camera provides a low-cost, convenient solution for remote monitoring and home security. Its a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, Web server and multiple video format compatibility. It’s multi functional surveillance system supports high-quality video and audio, and its authentication process requires a user name and password set by the camera’s administrator
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5 Responses to “What are good security cameras for home use?”
  1. Peter Rogers says:

    If you are concerned with what is happening around you, and it’s not just living in a bad neighborhood, I would not be so quick to dismiss the idea of a monitored alarm system – with cameras. You significantly reduce the odds of a break-in with a monitored system (three time more likely without one), and a good system can also monitor for fire, carbon monoxide, low temperature, even water – in other words, not just intrusion. There is also the issue of interactive services, and video is just one. The best systems today have the following:

    1) 100% cellular monitoring
    2) Remote arm/disarm capability
    3) Special apps for iPhone, Blackberry, Android,
    4) Email & text notifications on anything happening at home: doors opening, etc.
    5) Video services – live viewing from any web connection (including phone) and motion-activated clips
    6) Smart home – remote light and thermostat control

    These days you can get wireless cameras that are integrated with alarm systems (monitoring for intrusion, fire, and other conditions) and some of these systems are really smart. As for the cameras themselves, here are some issues to consider:

    - Indoor cameras usually cost less, require some light, and are more likely to be wireless. These are often pointed out a window.
    - Outdoor cameras cost more, are more likely to be full infra-red for no light, and are usually hard wired (and therefore probably tougher to install)

    Also , if you want full recording, then you need some kind of storage. If that is not required, there are some cameras that just send the image over your broadband connection – even to your cell phone – with no software required, and your computer does not have to be on. The smart cameras are the ones that only record a clip when they are activated by motion. Lots of people point the indoor cameras out their windows, and have motion-activated lights around the property for security – then a smart camera (even low-light) will sense the motion and capture a video clip. And with some cameras, you can program areas to ignore motion, and even certain times of day to ignore all motion and not create any clips.

    Anyway, lots of options for cameras these days – good luck!
    References :
    With over 20 years in the alarm industry, I work for FrontPoint Security (www.frontpointsecurity.com), a leading nationwide wireless home security provider. Our company offers cellular monitoring and next generation features the “big boy” traditional companies have not figured out yet. I am offering this advice to increase awareness of what alarm systems can (and should!) do. The more we all know, the better!

  2. suzzan says:

    i was just googlinga and found Cisco-Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera which is really good.

    *High-performance network camera provides a low-cost, convenient solution for remote monitoring and home security
    *Stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, Web server and multiple video format compatibility
    *Multifunctional surveillance system supports high-quality video and audio
    *Authentication process requires a user name and password set by the camera’s administrator
    *IEEE 802.3u, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

    http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-Wireless-N-Internet-Monitoring-Camera/dp/B002OHDFOA/?tag=pntsa-20
    References :
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574865779&toolid=10001&campid=5336440665&customid=pntsa&mpre=http%3a%2f%2fshop.ebay.com%2fi.html%3f_nkw%3dwireless%2bsecurity%2bcameras%2b%26_sacat%3d0%26_odkw%3dpolaroid%2bcamera%26_osacat%3d0%26_trksid%3dp3286.c0.m270.l1313

    !!!

  3. Brenda says:

    My uncle just got some security equipment from http://www.spytown.com/. My family has been dealing with this company for years, and their products are always excellent and affordable. The best thing, I think, is the fact that you can really customize your security experience. You can pick and choose what you want. And you really can’t beat their customer service, either. I’d check them out and browse to see if they have exactly what you’re looking for.

    I hope this helps!
    References :
    http://www.spytown.com/

  4. Anne Palmer says:

    You could check out the Cisco-Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera. With its high-performance network camera provides a low-cost, convenient solution for remote monitoring and home security. Its a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, Web server and multiple video format compatibility. It’s multi functional surveillance system supports high-quality video and audio, and its authentication process requires a user name and password set by the camera’s administrator
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  5. CircuitBoy says:

    Here is a camera that I have used:

    http://www.teepeetech.com/home-security-systems/night-vision-security-cameras-outdoor-security-cameras-25.html

    There are some sample images with it too of the night vision. When you do the night vision, experiment with the camera and your outdoor lighting as well. The way the night vision works is through small infrared lights on the camera. They only shine so far, so you won’t be able to see too far without some other light sources around. That may be ok depending on your house setup. That camera on Amazon is listed at around 120. You could spend around $400 to $600 on Amazon and get a whole security system with multiple cameras. I have one of these:

    http://www.teepeetech.com/home-security-systems/defender-sn502-4ch-002-dvr-security-camera-system-71.html

    I wish I would have gotten the 8 camera one for the extra money, but depending on where you place your cameras, you should do ok. Those Cisco cameras that others mentioned are not bad. The only thing is their cost. If you are looking to keep your cost lower, don’t do wireless but choose wired and run the wires yourself. The important stuff is the quality of the cameras, the quality of the software on your DVR system and how many options you have to put the cameras in different locations.

    Best of luck,
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