YI technology is a well known brand of security products. It offers other security cameras, going for different prices to suit your needs. The YI Home Camera 2 is the second generation version of the XiaoYi Small Ants 2 smart camera and has some much needed improvements and some very practical additions. One of its best features is the ability to remotely power the camera on and off using the mobile app. You also have the privacy verification both in-app and on the camera face.
The camera face features an LED recording light which you can leave on as an indication that the camera is live and the LED light will turn off when in privacy mode. Alternatively you can customize the camera so the LED light is always off. With a price of just $129.99 (by the time we checked), there’s no doubt this security camera offers value for every penny.
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Conbrov makes a number of security cameras, both indoor and outdoor. Although the price differs with each, it is evident that all models incorporate the exclusive features of Conbrov, including great image quality and beautiful design.
One of the things we love about the Knightcam is that it is designed to operate both day and night to ensure your property is protected any time. It has has super night vision up to 30 feet and uses accurate motion detection up to 24 feet, getting clear images of everything that happens without your notice. Many people use this camera not only for video surveillance of their homes, but also as a video baby monitor and/or Nanny cam.
As of the time of this review, the price for this home security camera was $74.99, which is definitely more than a bargain for a security surveillance camera. Some of the other main features of this cam include -
LiveWatch has a wide range of security cameras, ranging from indoor models to outdoor models. They come with different viewing angle, features and of course the price. There’s something for everyone. The major advantage with the LiveWatch Wireless Outdoor IP Bullet Camera with Infrared is that it has an autonomous network devices mode. The actual camera can be operated from one or even more processors and an integrated memory capacity. As such, it can be integrated into a network, such as by using a wireless connection, to make your video surveillance effortless.
This security camera is feature rich, but some of the main ones include -
Amcrest HD Series comprises of a number of security cameras that suit different users – both residential and commercial. If you want an indoor option, you can get one. If you want an outdoor model, you can also get one. Or you could go with the model that we are featuring, the Amcrest 960H Video Security System, which is good for both. It provides excellent video clarity and quality, and comes with a pre installed 500 GB hard drive that is also expandable up to 3 TB so that you can have continuous, uninterrupted recording.
For individuals that have no experience handling surveillance equipment and cameras, this system is incredibly easy to install. For its affordable price of $239.99, it offers night vision capability, web and mobile access, as well as a long continuous recording time of about 144 hours at high resolution.
Some of the other noteworthy features of this cam include:
Foscam is a renowned brand for DIY security cameras. It offers a wide range of options, from outdoor security cameras to indoor options. Considering that the Foscam FI8910W has a MSPR of well under $60, this device is definitely budget friendly and yet still offers some great features. It’s a wireless IP camera that provides infrared night vision, motion detection, and automatic email alerts in case of any alarms.
Users can monitor and view remotely on iOS and Android devices using the free Foscam app, plus you get Foscam’s management software and cloud storage. Additionally, it can also serve the function of a baby monitor, making it versatile to use. Although it is technically not designed for outdoor usage, it can be mounted in areas that are not exposed to the elements such as rain or wind.
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So, you have decided to get a security camera for your premises but do not know where to start. Well, don’t worry- we will help you get the perfect security camera for your needs. But before we can look at some of the factors to keep in mind as you go shopping, let’s first look at what video surveillance entails, and of course, some of the common types of video cameras to install in your home. For example, you do not want an IP camera on your patio, because it is not built for outdoors. You must get it right the first time to make sure your property is well protected.
In general, a surveillance system does not just involve cameras. If you are looking to install the entire system, here is some information to enlighten you if you want to go a step further to protect your home or business premises.
Without further ado, let’s now take a look at some of the consideration factors when purchasing a security camera.
Not surprisingly, the more one spends on any product, typically, the better the quality and the more enhanced features one gets. For security cameras, it is no different. The cheaper option may not have the image clarity you want or have the smart features you are looking for. Factors that affect the price include motion detection, night vision, resolution and storage capacity, as well as the smart options embedded in the system. In general, security cameras can go from a few bucks to a couple of hundreds of dollars. If you are looking to get the more enhanced option, then you may be forced to dig deeper into your pockets and pay thousands of dollars. However, we have included a flexible price range (from $56.50- $349) just to make sure you get what you want.
The features of any product affect how that product performs and are, therefore, relevant to the purchase process. The modern home security system has not only improved in efficiency, but has become smart as well. Some of the features to consider include:
The construction and design of any model is vital, because it helps in determining what a user needs, visually and technically. As more and more products are made available on the market, manufacturers have to make every effort possible to keep up with the competition by introducing different series and models that differ in the construction and design. It is, therefore, important to keep up with these changes in order to meet the needs of your security. Below is a list of elements that you should consider:
Most surveillance cameras encounter some form of delay versus real time, a feature that is to be expected from most brands, whether expensive or not. Lag is especially common in motion detection cameras, with high-grade models only experiencing a five to ten minute lag, whereas cheaper products could experience longer delays. The system setup should be straightforward, especially for users of entry-level security cameras. All surveillance packages arrive with a guide and user manual to make the process easy enough. Additionally, all the necessary cables, connectors and wires should be easily identifiable for a seamless installation process. The picture quality for each model varies depending on the resolution and price point of different products. All in all, a good surveillance system should meet your needs, regardless of the price or the different specifications of each product.