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IP Cameras Buying Guide

Security is an issue that has attracted more and more attention, not only to protect private or public property from infringement, but also to take better care of the elderly, children or beloved pets at home. So what security products are the most common? That's IP Camera. What is IP Camera? What is the purpose of IP Camera? How to choose IP Camera? Don't worry, keep reading.

Topics in this buying guide:
  • What is IP Camera?
  • Types of IP Camera
  • Standard CCTV Camera vs. Network IP Camera
  • 5 things to consider before buying a IP Camera

  • What is IP Camera?

    An IP camera (Internet Protocol camera), is a type of digital video camera that receives control data and sends image data via the Internet. They are commonly used for surveillance. Unlike analog closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, they require no local recording device, but only a local area network. Most IP cameras are webcams, but the term IP camera or netcam usually applies only to those used for surveillance that can be directly accessed over a network connection.

    Types of IP Cameras

    The variety of camera types includes fixed cameras, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), wireless, covert, 4K Ultra HD, 1080p and 720p HD, and multi megapixel IP cameras.

    In short, there have 11 kinds of IP cameras:
    1. Indoor IP cameras - static view
    2. Indoor IP cameras - Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ)
    3. Outdoor IP cameras - static view
    4. Outdoor IP cameras - Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ)
    5. Colour night vision IP cameras
    6. IR night vision cameras
    7. 4K Ultra HD cameras
    8. 360° IP Cameras
    9. Thermal IP Cameras
    10. Wireless IP Cameras
    11. Covert IP cameras

    Standard CCTV Camera vs. Network IP Camera

    A closed-circuit television, also known as CCTV, is a type of surveillance system that relays the feeds from a connected security camera to a targeted location. CCTV uses coax and a power cable. All CCTV Footage is recorded on a DVR (Digital Video Recorder). Benefits of standard cameras include lower costs than IP cameras and easier installation.

    1. Helps to curb crime, increasing the protection of properties and businesses.
    2. To monitor activities, at home or at the place of work.
    3. Generally cheaper than IP to install
    4. CCTV can also be used to keep records and collect evidence.
    5. With the reduced crime rates, CCTV helps to improve the insurance rate of your home.

    Network IP cameras are the newest development in surveillance, coming into popularity in the last few years. These cameras use your network to connect to your system and share data. This allows the system to grow and change with better flexibility - less reliance on cables and power outlets gives you more control over where cameras are placed. IP Camera networks are equipped with a multi-user system. Which means several users can have access to the cameras via multiple electronic devices.

    Network IP cameras are digital video cameras that relay video feeds through a computer network. Unlike the CCTV cameras. IP cameras are equipped with a better quality of pictures, more features on the recording, and the ability to connect a vast number of cameras to the system.

    1. They provide enhanced images and feeds.
    2. IP cameras today have a much higher resolution than CCTV cameras.
    3. The higher resolution of IP cameras results in a much larger field of view when compared to standard cameras.
    4. They can be viewed by multiple devices and PC's when connected to a network.
    5. IP surveillance systems can be further enhanced to improve its features.

    5 things to consider before buying a IP Camera

    1. The purpose it is needed for
    2. Cost
    3. Video quality
    4. Remote monitoring
    5. Ease to operate

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    IP Camera Store at Gearbest

    Thanks to advances in technology, IP camera devices have evolved tremendously and now combine ease-of-use, powerful features, and affordability. An ideal and budget-friendly way to protect your home and workplace, surveillance camera devices are incredibly flexible. As well as providing live streaming and/or recording footage, they also serve as a very visible deterrent to criminals. Gearbest offers a complete range of hundreds of the latest security cameras and spy camera bargains for every budget – starting from under $20.

    Security Never Sleeps

    Even the best security cameras are only as good as their designs. That’s why our comprehensive selection of practical security camera system solutions makes setting up and installing effortless right out of the box. Enjoy a range of different resolutions from 720P HD to 1080P FHD. And with our infrared night vision camera technology, see everything night and day. Our durable cameras are designed to be as versatile as possible, including indoor and/or waterproof outdoor use. Other powerful features include: smart notification alerts, pan and tilt, zoom, video control, and variable FOV from 75° to complete 360° vision. And when discretion is required, our hidden camera units are a superb surveillance option.

    For Every Situation

    From standard ip camera models to more advanced wireless camera units, our affordable models are perfect for homeowners, families, pet owners, as well as business owners or companies looking to protect property and assets. And with our great choice of nanny cam , baby cam and baby monitor units, keeping an eye on your family has never been easier – especially with apps to check on your little ones anytime, anywhere. Their simplicity is complemented by practical features including two-way audio, along with motion and sound detection, so the cameras become a true extension of your presence.

    No Strings Attached

    Our wireless security cameras provide exceptional flexibility. Unlike typical security cameras, network cameras, or cloud cameras, a wifi camera does not need to be connected to local CCTV system or use any special cables to function. They connect directly to your existing network (via Ethernet or wireless). This allows you to view live feeds through a web browser, smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer – this incredible functionality allows for unparalleled freedom to view security streams anywhere, even on-the-go.

    Shop Trusted Brands

    Security always matters for you and yours. That’s why Gearbest offers only the very best in reputable IP cameras. Shop from our extensive range of trusted brands including: CLOUD-ipc, COTIER, EasyN, ESCAM , Floureon, Hiseeu, LEKEMI, Orvibo, Sedeshi, Sricam , SV3C, Szsinocam, VESKYS, VStarcam, WANSCAM , XSC, Xiaomi YI , and many more. So whether you want to monitor one room or area with a cctv camera or install a dedicated wifi security camera network to protect your home or monitor sensitive areas in a small business or office, Gearbest always has you covered. Get total peace of mind with industry-leading brands.

    Take a Closer Look

    With hundreds of deals including the bestselling Sricam SP012 Camera, Sricam SP009 and Xiaomi Smart 1080P IP camera, shopping for affordable security solutions has never been easier. Shop our full range and find the best IP camera bargains. Customize your search: choose from different brands, camera designs, technical features, image sensors, OS, alarm notices, video resolution, FOV, and indoor/outdoor design. Never compromise on your home or office security. Shop our massive deals and save more than just time with Gearbest today.

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