Best Wireless Security Camera
Choosing a security camera can, whether for your business or home, can be a difficult task thanks to the sheer quantity of models on the market. At 360 Secure Solutions, we understand that the best wireless security camera for a big company might not be the best camera for you.
To help you find the best wireless security camera, we have summarised all the important features and factors that you should take into consideration. By taking these into account you will find the right model for you and not waste money buying a model that is beyond what you need.
Important Wireless Camera Functions
Buying a camera is an investment, the more you spend, the better the quality and features you will get. Here are the basic functions we regard as vital to preventing crime and ensuring your security:
Night Vision – with crimes tending to occur at night, one of the most important features of a camera is to provide night vision. If a camera doesn’t then you are effectively halving the amount of time you are protected.
Motion Detection – a useful addition to security cameras, motion detection will raise an alarm if any movement is detected within range of a camera. This is ideal if you don’t have the manpower or time to watch live footage.
Playback – a common feature in modern cameras, different models offer varying playback features that allow you to quickly check footage. Cameras with a separate DVR allow you to review this recorded footage without interfering with live recording.
Important Features to Consider
Now the key functions have been taken into account, there are several key features that should be considered when looking for the best wireless security camera for your needs.
It goes without saying that the quality of the image is vital when considering a CCTV camera. This is often measured in TV lines (TVL), the higher the TVL the better the resolution and image quality. You will also see image quality measured in 1080p or 720p; the best wireless security cameras have the highest resolutions.
Live View or Recorded Video
Do you want footage to be viewable live or are you happy to view recordings later? Invest in a digital video recorder (DVR) if you’d rather check recordings.
Investing in an appropriately weatherproof security camera is vital for outdoor use. The model you choose should be waterproof and dustproof to provide a clear an image as possible.
An integral aspect of choosing the best wireless security camera for you is its range. The range tells you what will be in view and how wide the viewing angle is, therefore a camera should be chosen based upon the required range you need – typically larger for outdoor areas and smaller when inside shops etc.