Best Security Camera 2018.
Welcome to Best Security Camera 2018.It is only natural that we want to protect our families and belongings with the best Security Camera systems
Therefore, whether you’re looking to survey, protect or manage your home, business, or grounds, you need a security camera.
You can also protect other facilities such as a club or even your car, boat etc with the right security camera.
Therefore, choosing the best security camera system (also known as Closed Circuit Television or CCTV) is vitally important.
Here at Best Security Camera 2018 we show you the latest and best security systems available on the market today.
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Why buy a Security Camera?
How much value do you place on your loved ones and your home, business, or possessions? A security camera can be inexpensive but offers fantastic protection and therefore, peace of mind.
Today, burglary(both armed and unarmed), theft, violence, fraud, cheating, hooliganism and wanton destruction are all too common.
I think you’ll agree that our Police Forces are stretched to the limits. They have large numbers of crimes to investigate. There have been large cutbacks to the numbers of Police too. This is because political leaders are often looking to save money wherever possible.
Once you purchase the best security cameras you can rest assured that any incident that takes place at your property will be recorded.
With the right infrastructure in place, Police can be there within minutes. Even if the Criminal manages to escape then you have clear evidence to provide for the Police to help solve your crime.
Our Overall Best Security Camera Award 2018
If you are looking to know which security camera is the best security camera of 2018 overall, our award goes to the :
ARLO PRO HD Security Camera
Without any shadow of a doubt we believe this is the best all-round security camera system on the market today.
It’s available in 1-4 Camera versions (with the base unit.) It is both stylish and functional. The camera pods are really easy to set-up as they’re wireless. The picture is amazing, as you’d expect from a high-end Security system.
If you’d like more details and to see the reviews on Amazon click the box below:
What Security Cameras do.
Cameras are used to survey, but can also be a strong visual deterrent to let would-be thieves or aggressors know your property is protected.
Of course, security camera systems or CCTV aren’t just there to stop crime. Security Cameras can assist in crowd or traffic control. Their use can assist in determining staffing levels and for general health and safety reasons.
In fact, Wikipedia explains Security Cameras very simply. ‘Surveillance (/sərˈveɪ.əns/ or /sərˈveɪləns/) is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting them.‘
Everything necessary for you to have your monitoring systems in place for the best price possible is provided for you here at Best Security Camera 2017.
Types of Security Camera
There are many different types of security camera available on the market. They are available for Indoor and outdoor use and can have both day and night vision. They will protect your property while you rest.
Security Cameras are available in both wired and wireless configurations. Today’s security cameras can record in full motion, high resolution (4K.)
Security Cameras can be linked to your computer, phone or tablet devices. They can be set to let you know straight away from any ‘unusual’ activity in the area they are surveying. The latest cameras can also give 360-degree all-round protection.
On Best Security Camera 2017 each Camera or System featured will show you complete technical information. Therefore, this will help to ensure you choose exactly the right one for you.
In the following section are some of the most common types of security camera you will come across.
These are the large, familiar looking boxed security cameras which you often see in the movies, protecting the outside of buildings. Box cameras are designed to be large so that they can be easily seen by any possible Intruders. They, therefore, provide a strong visual deterrent.
They are amongst the best cameras for distance work and can be fitted with either telephoto or wide angle lenses. Many come with a built-in microphone.
This type of security camera can be relatively expensive as they often feature the best quality lenses. They are designed to work in harsh conditions. Box Cameras can be fitted with a heated camera casing and fan to prevent the camera freezing in very cold weather.
This type of camera is serviceable and lenses can sometimes be taken out and replaced, should they fall into disrepair, or if you decide to change the main viewing scope of the camera.
Because of their large size and design, these cameras are not suitable for espionage type tasks.
Bullet Cameras come in a variety of sizes. They are usually much smaller than their Box Camera counterparts. Bullet Cameras are available in either fixed or multi-focus lenses. It should be noted, they are non-serviceable and come with pre-fitted lenses.
They can be used both indoors and outdoors and can be fitted with infra-red for better night-time viewing results.
Bullet Cameras can be less expensive than box cameras but sometimes the quality of the picture isn’t quite as good.
Because of their relatively small size, Bullet Cameras can be great for use for general observance. They are used indoors or outdoors and in espionage type situations.
These are called Dome Cameras because of their domed-shape. You see them on the ceilings of most stores. The domed shape and highly reflective Centre, therefore, means they are easily visible. They offer a visual deterrent. Also, a great all-around protection against pilferage. This can be either by customers or staff.
Another great feature of this type of camera is people don’t know which way the camera is facing. Because they are usually located on Ceilings, it makes it harder for them to be tampered with.
They come in a variety of styles and colors. Dome Cameras come in an anti-tamper version. This requires a special tool set to remove them.
The camera can be faced in different directions. As a result, this requires removal of the dome to access the camera.
Many Homeowners choose to mount this type of Camera on their front doors. Hence, they can see who is at the door before opening it.
The Dome Camera is also the preferred choice of many store owners from small stores of the way up to mega stores such as Walmart.
The Best Dome Security Camera In 2018
In our humble opinion, the award for the best Dome Camera of 2018 goes to :-
The SV3C Security Dome Camera
The first thing you will notice about the SV3C is its style and the next thing you will notice is the price. It produces a great picture and also the downloadable App is excellent. Therefore, the SV3C just gets our vote over other some security cameras such as the RTECH.
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PTZ cameras Pan( left and right) Tilt (up and down) and Zoom onto their required subject.
They come in either an automatic version where the camera follows a pre-a pattern or in Operator assisted versions (where usually a Security Guard or Store Detective will use the equipment to home in on their target)
Finally, Pan, Tilt and Zoom cameras are used to cover a large area. They are also used in poor lighting conditions. These include observing dark corners of yards, stores and warehouses and the like.
Many Homeowners also use this type of camera indoors to keep watch on their Children, Pets and also the elderly. Therefore, this type of camera is always in demand.
Our award for the best Pan, Tilt and Zoom Camera in 2017 goes to :-
The Foscam R2 Pan, Tilt and Zoom camera
This innovative little camera has all you will need for a Pan Tilt and Zoom style Camera. The image/video quality is great. Also, the App works really well.
To see a review of the Foscam R2 Pan. Tilt and Zoom Camera click here
Internet Protocol Camera (IP Camera)
An Internet Protocol Camera (also known as an IP or Network Camera) is a security Camera which can send or receive data over the Internet (world wide web).
There are two types of IP Camera which Wikipedia describes like this:-
* Centralized IP cameras, which require a central network video recorder (NVR) to handle the recording, video and alarm management.
* Decentralized IP cameras, which do not require a central NVR. The cameras have recording function built-in and can thus record directly to any standard storage media. These include SD cards, NAS (network-attached storage) or a PC/server.
Finally, they send encoded visual and audio files at high speed. This, therefore, gives a greater level of accessibility. Also, remote viewing is possible from computers, smartphones, tablets. In fact, anything which can pick up convert and display the signals.
High Definition Cameras (HD Cameras)
If you’re looking for really good quality viewing results from your security cameras then these are the type of camera to get.
They used in places like Casino. However, they have become more affordable. Also, the latest cameras are likely to offer HD as standard.
A Covert Camera is one of the best cameras for espionage.
You can obtain body worn cameras for indoor and outdoor evidence gathering. Shoulder bags, neck ties, and also spectacles can contain them. There is an increasing demand from the security industries for them, both in the UK and abroad.
Covert cameras can come in the form of electrical appliances such as wall clocks, radios, mains powered electrical plug/adapters, and carbon detectors. Also, air fresheners, pens, USB sticks and food cartons.Then there are in fact, also, smaller items.
Believe it or not, objects as small as a button can house a camera. Therefore, in conclusion, these are especially relevant for espionage.
A relatively new, but an exciting use of security cameras had been in drones. Drones come in various sizes. The addition of a security camera, therefore, gives new possibilities when carrying out security surveillance.
The latest drone cameras come in a choice of 2.7k (which is better than 1080p HD standard) and 4K.
Most drones come ready to fly out of the box. They could be a welcome addition to your security arsenal almost in no time at all. Finally, they’re also great fun to fly.
Night Vision Camera
A night vision camera is really useful where lighting conditions are poor (I.e.street lighting etc is not available.)
The camera will give you 24/7 protection to your property or business. The best locations are where night time security is a must. They are also assisting regulatory authorities in their security work.
Our Review System
We review each camera on this Best Security Camera site. Five stars are the maximum score.
In addition, we have included a link to Amazon for each camera. This is so that you may make a decision for yourself based on the Makers own description, specifications, price, and reviews etc.
Finally, We have reviewed lots of the top security cameras on the market. You can view our review of each camera by selecting the drop-down menu at the top of the page. You can also click here to go to the first review