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Top 5 Home Security Camera Systems Sure Hit in 2016

Updated on February 14, 2016

Must have gadget @ home

Security cameras are useful gadgets to ensure the safety at home or office. The government should install security cameras in public places. I think it will help reduce the crime rate. Well, leaving those tasks to the government, I am listing the top 5 surveillance cameras for your home or office use.

 D-Link mydlink-enabled Wireless Camera
D-Link mydlink-enabled Wireless Camera | Source

#5 D-Link Wireless Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera

The DCS-932L is a solution to the availability of versatile and innovative cameras to homes or offices. Unlike traditional webcam, the DCS-932L is a complete system with a built-in CPU and web server that transmits images of high quality video over the local network or the Internet.


Network Protocol:
- DHCP Client
- NTP Client (D-Link)
- Aware DNS
- DDNS Client
- SMT Client
- FTP Client
- HTTP Server
- UPnP Port Forwarding

Integrated network interface:
- 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
- 802.11b/g/n WLAN
- WLAN 802.11b/g/n Wireless safely WEP/WPA/WPA2

Output Wireless Transmit Power:
- 16 dBm 11b, 11g 1 dBm to 12 dBm for 11n (default) SDRAM
- 32 MB

Flash Memory:
- 4 MB

- Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
- Output: 5 VDC, 1.2 A
- External AC adapter to DC converter

12 month warranty

The main features of this best and cheap WiFi surveillance camera includes:

  • Remotely monitor your home / office via the mydlink portal or application for iPhone or Android
  • Install D-ViewCam for monitoring and managing multiple cameras
  • Detect movement to trigger recording and send alerts via email
  • DDNS support for web access with a domain name that is easy to remember
  • Password Protection for Administrator / User
  • UPnP support for network setup and configuration
  • lux CMOS sensor for dimly lit environments
  • Streaming MJPEG for high-quality videos
  • Support WPS for easy network installation
  • Wireless 802.11n connectivity
  • Easily access the mydlink portal or through the App for iPhone or Android

User reviews from amazon conclude:

"This is a great baby or pet monitor."

"The picture quality is great, way better than expection and the night vision on it is fantastic as well."

Foscam FI8910W
Foscam FI8910W | Source

#4 Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera

Foscam is popular and clearly one of the best IP camera manufaturers. The FI8910W camera is controlled by a motor and is well suited for monitoring the home / garage, or office.
Can also be mounted outside on a covered place.

FI8910W special feature is that multiple cameras can be linked "together" and viewed in the same window.

Main features include:

  • 3.6mm lens
  • IR-Cut filter that automatically switches between day and night
  • High video and image quality
  • 640 x 480 Pixels (300k Pixels)
  • Easy installation with browser-based user platform
  • Up to 8 meter night vision, this is achieved with built-in IR LEDs
  • Support for different DNS
  • Built-in motion alarm
  • Support for many different protocol: HTTP, FTP, TCP / IP, UDP, SMTP, DHCP, PPPoE, DDNS, UPnP, GPRS
  • Wireless security support for WEP & WPA & WPA2 encryption, 802.11b: 11Mbps, 802.11g: 54Mbps 802.11n: 150Mbps
  • Can send e-mail notification
  • Can connect from a standard web browser
  • Can be applied directly to the network connection without a PC
  • Multiple users can be configured with different access levels
  • Supplied with AC adapter 5V DC power supply.

User reviews conclude:

" They are very stable cameras and easy to set up."

"It works well as a security camera and baby monitor"

Samsung SEB-1005R
Samsung SEB-1005R | Source

#3 Samsung SEB-1005R Weatherproof Night Vision Camera

Main features include:

  • Weatherproof
  • Waterproof
  • Resolution of 680 x 512 pixels
  • Viewing angle: horizontal 54 °, vertical 40 ° and auto white balance.
  • Fixed Focal Length of 3.8 mm
  • Night Vision Distance of 15 m
  • Connectivity : Wired
  • LED type: IR
  • Number of LED lighting: 20

Customer Reviews from amazon conclude;

"“On general, good value for investment. ”

"Can be used outdoors without any damage"

 LG LW130W 720p Wireless
LG LW130W 720p Wireless | Source

#2 LG LW130W 720p Wireless HD Network IP Camera

Technical Specifications:

- Image Sensor: Type 1/4 CMOS
- Lens: Fixed Lens (2.85 mm)
- ICR Day / Night: Day & Night Digital
- Video Compression: H.264 / MJPEG
- Frame rate: 1280 x 720 @ 30fps + D1 (H.264 or JPEG)
- Multi-streaming: Dual Streaming
- Event Notification: Email, FTP, Sound Alert, Alarm Out, LED Flash
- Security: Password protection, HTTPS (SSL, TLS)
- Connections: Up to 4
- Power Source: DC 5V

Main Features include:

  • compact, friendly Design
  • High definition quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 802.11b/g/n Wireless and 10/100 Ethernet Network connection
  • Easy installation
  • Built-in Motion Sensor PIR and LED Lighting
  • Day & Night Mode
  • Built-in micro SD card with recording feature
  • Built-in MIC and speaker - Audio recording and alarm
  • Sensor input and output – Opening doors / windows trigger Alarm Sound
  • H.264 Video Codec High compression and MJPEG Codec
  • HD 30 fps @ 30 + fps @ D1, Dual Streaming
  • Powerful and free Remote Software - Web Viewer
  • Software Professional Recording Multi Camera
  • Apps available for android and iphone
  • Image Enhancement
  • Backlight Compensation
  • Exposure Control
  • AGC
  • White Balance
  • High Definition
  • Motion Detection
  • PIR Sensor Detection

Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi
Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi | Source

#1 Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera

Wi-Fi video monitoring camera maker Dropcam introduced the “pro” model on Sept 13 which provides better video quality and wireless connectivity.

The new Dropcam Pro has got crystalline glass, which offers 2x sharper image than the previous generation Dropcam during the day and 7x better performance in low light conditions and night video.

Other new features include the Dropcam Pro pinch-to-zoom, better quality audio, and dual-band Wi-Fi networks with support for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. You can also configure Dropcam Pro directly from your iOS device, meaning you can get the cam up and running without a computer.

In addition to these updates, there is a new beta "activity recognition", which uses computer vision and machine learning technology to recognize patterns of movement in your video stream and group similar activities . You can even name these activities and set up alerts for them.

With features such as zoom and improve Dropcam Pro is an amazing picture in today's security devices.

Customer reviews conclude:

" Best Suitable for Small Business owners"

" Worth Every Penny"

"Stunning Video Quality"

"Improved wireless connectivity"

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    • securityny profile image

      Fire Stone 

      2 years ago from NY

      Hi .Thanks for your information. I have question .are these cameras only for indoor use only ? sounds like not waterprrof.


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