Best Home Security Cameras

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176 Real Customer Reviews

1.1
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5.1

Overall Score

62 User Reviews

5 days ago

  • Cameras Range From $219.99-$249.99
  • $5.99/month for 30 Day Recording Footage
  • Cables and Connections range from $100-$200

Swann

  • Cameras Range From $219.99-$249.99
  • $5.99/month for 30 Day Recording Footage
  • Cables and Connections range from $100-$200

5.1

Overall Score

41 User Reviews

2 days ago

  • $249.99 Base Price
  • $0 in Recording Fees
  • In business since 1978

Lorex

  • $249.99 Base Price
  • $0 in Recording Fees
  • In business since 1978

4.9

Overall Score

  • $699.99 For New Video Surveillance Package
  • 3 TB Hard Drive
  • In business since 2002

Q-See

  • $699.99 For New Video Surveillance Package
  • 3 TB Hard Drive
  • In business since 2002

4.2

Overall Score

17 User Reviews

a month ago

  • Remote-controlled through a simple Smartphone app
  • Affordable price at $99 per unit
  • Built-in alarm to ward off invaders

Guardzilla

  • Remote-controlled through a simple Smartphone app
  • Affordable price at $99 per unit
  • Built-in alarm to ward off invaders
  • Cameras start at $79.99
  • Recording done through individual ShareCenter

D-Link

  • Cameras start at $79.99
  • Recording done through individual ShareCenter
  • Cameras Range From $79.99-$199.99
  • No Cloud Service Available

Insteon

  • Cameras Range From $79.99-$199.99
  • No Cloud Service Available
  • Cameras Range From $143-$254
  • No Cloud Recording Available
  • In Business since 1996

AVTech

  • Cameras Range From $143-$254
  • No Cloud Recording Available
  • In Business since 1996
  • Glass lens
  • Shoots in full HD
  • Built-in motion and sound detector

Piper

  • Glass lens
  • Shoots in full HD
  • Built-in motion and sound detector
  • Plastic casing and mobile stands
  • Up to four hours of mobile use
  • Free 30-day trial

FLIR

  • Plastic casing and mobile stands
  • Up to four hours of mobile use
  • Free 30-day trial
  • Full HD capabilities
  • Simple DIY installation
  • Comes equipped with a 1TB DVR unit

Defender

  • Full HD capabilities
  • Simple DIY installation
  • Comes equipped with a 1TB DVR unit

Swann

5.1Overall Score
  • Cameras Range From $219.99-$249.99
  • $5.99/month for 30 Day Recording Footage
  • Cables and Connections range from $100-$200

Swann is a security company that is based out of Melbourne, Australia. Their humble beginnings originate with a family-owned business that has expanded to include locations in the United States, Hong Kong, Australia, and other major countries. Swann prides itself on making security advanced, yet easy. Their proprietary camera interface system, known as SwannLink, is an innovative peer-to-peer system that lets you link your camera system to your smart device. This is a relatively new wi-fi camera system and was released in 2013. Swann prides itself on customer service, epitomizing this corporate culture with the slogan "Lifetime" and its great customer service, which is 24/7. Swann technologies can be bought directly from their website, or Fry's Electronics, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, RadioShack, and Costco Wholesale. The great network of resellers is part of Swann's promise to make its technology easy and accessible to its customers.

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Lorex

5.1Overall Score
  • $249.99 Base Price
  • $0 in Recording Fees
  • In business since 1978

Lorex is a company that has one of the most easy-to-use camera systems that are on the market. This system integrates easily with apps and lets a user monitor the safety and sanctity of their home easily.

Lorex provides video solutions to both small businesses and consumers in the United States, Canada, and the UK. They offer wired, wireless, and IP cameras, as well as larger and more cohesively integrated monitoring systems. Some systems include SD Card recording capability, while others are modeled with more elaborate DVR recording platforms in mind.

Lorex Technology is based out of Markham, Canada. In recent years, a company known as FLIR SYSTEMS, INC acquired Lorex.

Lorex's system is pretty streamlined, as it comes with two cameras, but customers can easily expand their home security system beyond that. One can add cameras onto the Lorex home security system presented on their website, as well as wireless range extenders, increasing the capabilities of the system in the home.

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Q-See

4.9Overall Score
  • $699.99 For New Video Surveillance Package
  • 3 TB Hard Drive
  • In business since 2002

Q-See is one of the most reputable sellers of digital video recorders and cameras for monitoring in the United States. In 2004, the company introduced the first Internet monitoring DVR. Q-See also holds the H.264 compression standard for the DVR and security camera industry. In 2012, Q-See launched its 1080-pixel surveillance package, the first on the consumer market.

Q-See's packages are designed primarily to have a hard drive recording system integrated into the system. Q-See products are available on their website, as well as in many different stores, including Home Depot and other home improvement retailers.

Q-See is actually a business subsidiary of a larger company known as Digital Peripheral Solutions, Inc. The company was founded in 2002 and is based out of Anaheim, CA.

Here is what is included with the 16 Channel 960H/D1 DVR w/ 16 900TVL Resolution Cameras and 1TB bulk deal on Q-See's website:

  • 16 Channel DVR with 960H & D1 Recording Resolutions
  • 900TVL Resolution Cameras
  • Weatherproof Cameras for Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • Up to 100ft of Night Vision with Ambient Lighting
  • HDMI Port for High Resolution Viewing Options
  • Free Apps for iPhone, iPad, iPhone and Android
  • PC and Mac Compatibility with Four Different Browsers
  • 2 Year Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support
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  • Remote-controlled through a simple Smartphone app
  • Affordable price at $99 per unit
  • Built-in alarm to ward off invaders

Guardzilla's basic home security camera and system was introduced to the market recently as a simplified security system for the average consumer. It is controlled primarily by a Smartphone app and can be linked to several devices. It's affordable and light, but you're also getting what you pay for in quality.

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  • Cameras start at $79.99
  • Recording done through individual ShareCenter

D-Link is a manufacturer of Internet technologies and hardware for home and business networking. They were founded in Taiwan and have expanded over the last 25 years into a global company. D-Link has many corporate milestones and awards that contribute to their global brand. One of the first network cameras on the market, the DCS-3415 Network Camera, won the IDEA Award for product concept design, making D-Link one of the pioneers in the Internet camera industry.

D-Link was also one of the pioneers of laptop networking products, including several network cards that were among the first in the industry. For home network cameras, they have one of the most diverse product selections in the industry, which are priced extremely affordably, some costing as low as $39.99.

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  • Cameras Range From $79.99-$199.99
  • No Cloud Service Available

Insteon is a company that is based out of Irvine, CA. They were founded in 1992, after Joe Dada started working as a home automation entrepreneur. The company has been a forerunner in the home automation industry for many years. They have wireless cameras, switches, wall outlets, and other products available for the home.

In 2012, Insteon had a revolution breakthrough when it came to the home automation industry. They developed the first networked automated light bulb for use in the home. Insteon, in recent years, has become a recognized developer in the "Internet of Things," giving the industry over 200 home automation products to choose from.

Some of the awards that Insteon has won include the following:

  • Twice Magazine VIP
  • Three Awards from Electronic House
  • Tops Award from [email protected]
  • CES Innovations for Design and Engineering Awards
  • Constructech Hottest Companies of 2007.
  • Two Awards, respectively, from Electronic House and AEA.
  • Frost and Sullivan 2006 Emerging Home Technologies Company Award
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  • Cameras Range From $143-$254
  • No Cloud Recording Available
  • In Business since 1996

AVTech is a leading provider of networked camera solutions for businesses with limited residential applications. This company is based out of Taiwan, but does a considerable amount of business in the United States. You can get the cameras available directly through AVTech's website, but they are also readily available through online stores by searching on Google.

TriStar Security is a leading dealer of AVTech cameras here in the United States. AVTech does not provide prices on its website, but the prices are listed through TriStar Security.

Basically, the premise of an AVTech system is that it's a networked series of IP and analog cameras that are networked through a series of hubs and backups and report back to a centralized station. Some AVTech clients are linked into central monitoring centers in large buildings. Other AVTech solutions work with iOS and Android devices.

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  • Glass lens
  • Shoots in full HD
  • Built-in motion and sound detector

Piper is a relatively new company that provides a security camera system for cheap and effortless home monitoring. The system's features stress not only security options, but also other ways to stay connected to loved ones and pets in your home. The camera is capable of a high-quality picture and has one of the widest lenses on the market.

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  • Plastic casing and mobile stands
  • Up to four hours of mobile use
  • Free 30-day trial

FLIR has been revolutionizing the field of thermal imaging cameras and sensors since 1978. Their line of security cameras is very competitive in business and commercial fields, especially when it comes to image quality and versatility. One of their most popular items is their solitary home security camera, the "FLIR FX." This consumer-level camera is comparative to many other home security cameras on the market with a collection of unique pros and cons.

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  • Full HD capabilities
  • Simple DIY installation
  • Comes equipped with a 1TB DVR unit

Defender offers a variety of security camera systems with individual units specialized for either large business locations or smaller home spaces. Their most popular system is the Sentinel Wireless Security Camera package, which comes with a series of cameras for ultimate coverage, as well as a DVR drive with 1TB of storage.

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