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What the best surveillance cameras for home?

March 18, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Surveillance Camera

Lately, I have people coming to my yard stealing all my stuff. Im almost never home like that because of work. So is what is the best outdoor surveillance cameras that is wireless and can also be viewed from a smart phone? (Android)

"Best" would be the pro-grade stuff. You should consider setting a budget.

For around $500, Swann and Lorex make decent 4-camera kits (DVR + cameras) that can be accessed remotely – and assumes you have a good knowledge of setting up networks and maintaining network security. It will be a good idea to use outdoor-rated cameras. The cameras with these kits aren’t that great, but should be enough to get you started. It is best to install the cameras under the eaves of the house or under some other weather protection (even though they are "outdoor rated"). IP-network cameras cost a lot more, so it is probably best to stay with analog cameras that connect to a DVR that is on the computer network.

When a wireless camera is used: The camera needs local power (wire #1). The video is transmitted wirelessly to a base station. The base station connects to power (wire #2) and the DVR (wire #3).

The DVR can be set up to send you email when certain alarm options are set up in the DVR. That way you don’t have to stare at the smartphone all day. A special client needs to be installed on your phone – before you buy, check the ratings on the smartphone app and read the manual (download it from the manufacturer you are considering) to be sure it does what you want.

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4 Responses to “What the best surveillance cameras for home?”
  1. Mmm J says:

    "Best" would be the pro-grade stuff. You should consider setting a budget.

    For around $500, Swann and Lorex make decent 4-camera kits (DVR + cameras) that can be accessed remotely – and assumes you have a good knowledge of setting up networks and maintaining network security. It will be a good idea to use outdoor-rated cameras. The cameras with these kits aren’t that great, but should be enough to get you started. It is best to install the cameras under the eaves of the house or under some other weather protection (even though they are "outdoor rated"). IP-network cameras cost a lot more, so it is probably best to stay with analog cameras that connect to a DVR that is on the computer network.

    When a wired camera is used: A cable with the power and video feed goes from the camera to the DVR. At each end of the cable, there’s a plug for power and a plug for video. If there is a mic in the camera, there will be a plug on each side for the mic. If there is Pan/tilt/zoom, there will be another plug for that… but that is all in one cable "bundle".

    When a wireless camera is used: The camera needs local power (wire #1). The video is transmitted wirelessly to a base station. The base station connects to power (wire #2) and the DVR (wire #3).

    Moral: a wired surveillance camera uses fewer wires than a "wireless" camera.

    The DVR can be set up to send you email when certain alarm options are set up in the DVR. That way you don’t have to stare at the smartphone all day. A special client needs to be installed on your phone – before you buy, check the ratings on the smartphone app and read the manual (download it from the manufacturer you are considering) to be sure it does what you want.
    References :

  2. bobby says:

    Go for good brands, I have a swann camera system with a 500GB storage, but you should get at least 1TB because it only lasts a week and a few days with 4 cameras set on 12FPS at the top quality, also make sure the recorder can record at 25fps and best quality on each individual camera. The swann cameras turn a bronze colour ontop during the summer so they look a bit weathered after a year if you get the black models.
    References :

  3. Chartles says:

    I found this kit (linked in sources) that is only $399 with 4 outdoor rated cameras, a 1TB hard drive DVR and all the cables and power supplies you need to install it. The video feeds can also be viewed from your smartphone. The site also offers free technical support so if you do require assistance plugging all the cables up just give them a call.

    Hope this helps!
    References :
    http://www.apexcctv.com/c-303-home-security.aspx

  4. David says:

    go to http://www.techcctv.com or give them a call, they helped me with my security system
    References :

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