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Home Security Cameras

Wired and Wireless
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a list of popular, commonly available home security camera systems, listed by brand, along with availability. Included is a list of considerations.

1. Brand Characteristics

2.
Brands - Where to Buy

3.
Priority of Considerations
.

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 1. Brand Characteristics
        Main Features

#

Brand
Name
Cameras

Top Brands
- Main Features
Wired(CCTV)
or
Wire-less
Month. Fee
.
Max.
# of
Cams
Record
1

Amcrest

Both

16

2

Arlo

Both
Yes
1

3

Blink

Both
Yes
1

4

Google NEST

Discontinued

5

LaView

Both

8

6

Lorex

Both

16

7

Night Owl

Both
No

8

Revo

9

RING

10

SPT

11

Swann

12

Wasserstein

13

Wyze

14

Zosi

NOTES:

1.
Almost all vendors make both CCTV and IP cameras.

2. Other stuff, etc.
.

30

140 - 450

50

50

50

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 2. The Brands
        Where to Buy

#

Brand
Name
Cameras

Number of
Brand-Name Products
Sold by Top Vendors
Ama-zon
Best
Buy
.
Home
Depot
Target
1

Amcrest

93

11

2

Arlo

121

45

19

5
3

Blink

220

23

2

3
4

Google NEST

10

23
4

5

LaView

134

50

6

Lorex

155

24

15

8

7

Night Owl

99

21

29

8

Revo

BS

56

9

RING

180

44

75

16

10

SPT

24

59

11

Swann

119
37
41

9

12

Wasserstein

167

58

30

13

Wyze

593

11

14

Zosi

327

85

NOTES:

1.
Amazon search does NOT work, because they include TONS of other "Sponsored Cr@p" brands that you DIDN'T ask for! USELESS! You MUST COUNT the actual results manually. PITA. Don't bother. I get really piffed off when vendors screw with you, just because they CAN!

2. Other stuff, etc.
.

30

140 - 450

50

50

50

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 3. Feature Priorities
        Of Security Cameras

Priority
.
Description


List

1. Wired or wireless

Ease of installation is the big consideration here. Wired is the most secure, but the most expensive and bothersome to install.
Wired -
CCTV (Closed Circuit)
- - - Analog or Digital
Wireless - Ethernet
             - WiFi

2. # of Cameras

Big difference between 1 and 16.
Four might be best for your needs.
Front, Back and Two Sides

3. Recorder

Need evidence for police or court?
Do you need to record ALL THE TIME?
How long do you need to save each recording. This will affect the recording device you choose, and the interaction required.
DVR (Digital Video Recorder), or

NVR (Network Video Recorder)

4. Night Vision

Day and Night Camera
Do you need to see clear details in the dark? Then, you need InfraRred (IR) capability.
Consider "Long-distance" IR capability (up to 120 feet)

5. Wide Angle

Do you need Wide-angle?
Can the subject easily exit the field of view?
Consider a wider angle lens for wider action.

6. Expense of professional monitoring

Can be expensive, not to mention bothersome.
Do you want to be notified if a car drives by?

7. Sound Capability

No sound - Cheapest.
One-way sound - Want to listen?
Two-way sound - Want to listen AND talk to the intruder?

8.

Notes::
  1. There are a LOT of considerations, aren't there?
      Choose carefully.
      Prepare your list of questions.
      You must learn WHAT YOU WANT!!!

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DISCLAIMER:
I created this file because I could not find one quite like it.
It is a work in progress, unfinished, as it were.

I hope you find it useful.
Perhaps, I have saved you hours. Minutes, at least.
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