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Home Security Camera Reviews

Updated on September 5, 2014
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Choosing Home Security Cameras

Are you considering protecting your home and family with a security camera system? or maybe a wireless Home Security Camera System would be appropriate?

This page is intended to give the reader as much information as possible to allow her/him to make an informed choice.

Featured here are surveilence cameras designed to protect you and your property from intruders.

Of course it pays to buy the best you can afford but you will find several price ranges here, one to suit every requirement and every budget.

Lorex LW2711 Wireless Video Monitoring System with Remote Viewing
Lorex LW2711 Wireless Video Monitoring System with Remote Viewing

Add indoor or outdoor video security to your property quickly and easily with this 'Lorex LIVE SD7 Wireless Digital Security System'. The bundle consists of 4 color recording cameras and monitor and SC Card Recording. Automatic night vision ensures your home is properly protected. It will record directly to a SD card.

 

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Things To Consider When Buying Home Security Cameras

Home security has become more imperative in recent years as records show increasing numbers of robberies and home invasions. It is easy to think it will never happen to you, but when it does, it shatters your sense of security in your own home. Not only is it likely you lose possessions but peace of mind goes out the door right along with them.

How do you prevent yourself from becoming the next target of burglars? It is proven that external security cameras, when sited properly, do act as a deterrent. Granted the professional burglar determined to invade your property may not be put off by a single camera, however will he really be willing to take the chance of being caught on camera?

Taking active steps to protect your home should be second nature and investing in and installing a security camera system is a good place to start.

When you come to buy security cameras there are several things to keep in mind. First of all you need to decide how many cameras you want and whether to use only external cameras, internal cameras or a combination of both. Obviously, external cameras must be bought for purpose, that is, they must be suitable for coping with all weather conditions. You might also consider whether you want your camera to be able to record images at night. If so you want what is termed night vision cameras.

You also need to consider whether you want a system that is wired in (hard wired) or one of the more modern wireless systems that easier and cheaper to install and are, in general more adaptable.

Siting of the cameras is crucial. They need to be placed high enough that any potential burglar cannot reach to deactivate them but also where they will cover the best areas. For example covering a door or window.

Internally, carefully work out where the best place is for siting your camera to cover vulnerable points. Entry points at doors and windows are evident but also consider hallways. As a general rule burglars will head directly to the master bedroom if they have gained access to your home. Mostly it is in the bedroom where most of us keep valuables like jewelry. Therefore a camera sited to cover the hallway outside your bedroom door could prove invaluable.

There are several other things you might want to think about. For example, do you want your camera to record live video or take so many frames per second photographs. Do you want it to record in black and white or in color? Black and white is cheaper but then the quality is poorer and the pictures can be blurry. That is fine if all you want is to know when an intruder is present, however they are less efficient in identifying culprits for future prosecution. Similarly with resolution, if you can buy a camera with the highest resolution you can afford to give you much clearer reproductions.

Also consider how you are going to store the video or images when they are taken. Be sure that the camera you pick has sufficient memory capacity to store 24 hours' worth of data. You might also start considering what happens to the data when it the memory limit is reached? Do you want it stored on the camera or sent to a hard drive elsewhere?

There are many things to consider when investing in home security cameras, but in the end, they are well worth the research you put into finding just the right one for you and your family.

VideoSecu CCTV Security Camera 1/3" SONY CCD Outdoor Indoor Weatherproof Night Vision IR Infrared Free Power Supply IRX36S C67

VideoSecu Bullet Security Camera Built-in 1/3" SONY CCD Outdoor Indoor Weatherproof Night Vision IR Infrared CCTV Camera with Free Power Supply C67
VideoSecu Bullet Security Camera Built-in 1/3" SONY CCD Outdoor Indoor Weatherproof Night Vision IR Infrared CCTV Camera with Free Power Supply C67

The day night Outdoor/Indoor camera kit includes a weatherproof camera that suits both indoor and outdoor applications. Mounted on either wall or ceiling using the included hardware for limited time. It also includes a free 12VDC 500mA power supply and free surveillance warning sticker.

 

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    • geosum profile image

      geosum 4 years ago

      Good collection. I'm still looking. I'll probably want a wireless type with night vision.

    • LaurenAmy LM profile image

      LaurenAmy LM 4 years ago

      Great lens, I'm looking to get a security camera at the moment but there's just so much out there I can't decide!

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      CraigBarrett 4 years ago

      Actually I find your information really useful!

    • melissiaoliver profile image

      melissiaoliver 5 years ago

      Hi, this is a really useful lens! I've published a lens on home surveillance systems and I've put a link to this in the featured lenses section :-)